Understanding the magnetic fields of planets is important for understanding how they interact with the rest of the cosmic bodies around them. Now, scientists have developed a new method that allows them to estimate the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet.
A newly discovered planet apparently won't stick to a schedule. Astronomers have spotted a low-mass, low-density planet that's so inconsistent that automated computer algorithms have trouble picking it up as they search for stellar light curves.
Astronomers are peering further and further afield, thanks in part to NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Now, scientists are using Hubble in order to study the exoplanets that Kepler identified, which could eventually lead to the discovery of life on other planets.
Astronomers have decided to take a closer look at Venus to learn more about the planet. They're using a new optical device installed on the Italian National Telescope to measure Venus' precise gravitational pull on the sun.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has helped a team of scientists to make the most detailed global map yet of the glow of a turbulent planet outside our solar system.
Astronomers have spotted two new Jupiter-sized planets orbiting a stars in a binary-star system. The findings reveal an unusual case for the extra-solar planets, most of which orbit stars that are alone.
Astronomers have officially spotted the smallest exoplanet to have ever been found with water vapor.
Scientists have officially identified and characterized what they're now calling the "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet is likely to have similar unlivable conditions that can be found on the planet Venus.
Scientists have yet to identify and confirm an exomoon. Now, scientists may have just may have found a way to detect an exomoon with the help of a trail of radio waves.
Scientists have taking another step toward discovering life on other planets; they've found that companion planets may extend the chance for life on Earth-sized planets in the cosmos.
Astronomers may have come up dry when it comes to searching for water on other planets.