A long-standing puzzle in the study of exoplanets is the formation of hot Jupiters, gas giant planets that snuggly orbit their host star.
An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star.
Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system
Now approaching its 10th anniversary, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has evolved into a premier observatory for an endeavor not envisioned in its original design
Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, an international team of astronomers has imaged a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504.
There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life. That planet is Earth
Astronomers making visible-light observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual color of a planet
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will have two opportunities in the next few years to hunt for Earth-sized planets
NASA is preparing the TESS observatory (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) to follow-up on the successes of the planet-hunting Kepler observatory
Sunset is a special time of day. Low-hanging clouds glow vivid red and orange as the background sky turns cobalt blue.
These days, it’s not just finding an exoplanet. It’s how you find that Earth-like body.
When it comes to life across the cosmos, the universe might just be an "awful waste of space" after all.
The nearest potentially habitable, Earth-like planet may be a scant 13 light-years away
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