Astronomers have discovered a plethora of planets around binary star systems, which could mean that habitable planets with two "suns" may not just be in the realm of science fiction.
Almost 2,000 exoplanets have been discovered to date. But how many of these planets are habitable, and how can we find out?
Astronomers may have spotted a string of baby planets. They've found a ring of rocks circling a very young star, which could be the very beginnings of planet formation.
Scientists may have observed the birth of a planet. Researchers have used data from the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to watch a young gas planet orbiting a star designated HD 100546.
Old stars may have Earth-like planets. A new study of 33 Kepler stars with solar-like oscillations have shown the ages of sun-like stars with Earth-like planets.
Researchers may have solved a two-billion-year mystery when it comes to Saturn.
How did rocky planets form in our solar system? Scientists may now have an answer.
Astronomers have discovered a nearby, Neptune-sized planet "bleeding" away its atmosphere.
Scientists may have figured out a way to detect biosignatures of life on other worlds. They've found that if organisms with nonphotosynthetic pigments cover enough of a planet's surface, their spectral signal could be detected by powerful future telescopes.
A 15-year-old boy has discovered a new planet orbiting a star that's 1,000 light-years away in our galaxy.
NASA's Hubble Telescope may have detected a layer of "sunscreen" on a planet. It's spotted a stratosphere, one of the primary layer of Earth's atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b.