Scientists recently simulated 3-D exotic clouds on an exoplanet GJ1214b (Gliese 1214), so that they could find out what the atmosphere would be like on the planet, along with the potential presence of light.
For the first time ever, researchers have caught a movie that shows the evolution of stellar spots on a star outside our solar system.
As the hunt for alien life continues, researchers have come to a somewhat interesting revelation. It turns out that many Earth-like planets have yet to be born.
Scientists are learning a bit more about hot Jupiters, thanks to some new observations.
Finding life beyond Earth has been a major project for scientists across the world. But where exactly should researchers point these telescopes? Scientists are now comparing and ranking exoplanets to determine which ones most likely host life.
NASA has revealed its five science selections for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020.
Earth-like plants may actually have magnetic fields, which may aid chances for life. Scientists have discovered that these planets orbiting close to small stars have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation and help maintain safe surface conditions.
Hot Jupiters, which are gas giants that orbit close to their star, largely remain mysterious. Now, they've found that these planets may only take a few million years to migrate close to their newly formed star.
Nearby red dwarves could reveal a bit more about planet formation.
When it comes to finding habitable planets, it may depend on a rocky planet's "air conditioning system." Scientists have found that some exoplanets that permanently face their sun with the same side could, potentially, be habitable.
Astronomers are taking a closer look at the birth of a planetary system.