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
Earth-like worlds may be closer and more plentiful than anyone imagined.
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