Extrasolar Planets

Hubble and Spitzer Team up to Find a Pair of Waterworld Exoplanets

Using data from Hubble and Spitzer, an international team has discovered two new waterworlds in one system.

1 year ago

The Case of the “Missing Exoplanets”

A team of astronomers with the CLEVER Planets project have developed a model that may explain the mystery of the…

1 year ago

There Could be as Many Water Worlds as Earths in the Milky Way

A new study has examined all the rocky planets around red dwarf stars and determined that "water worlds" are as…

2 years ago

The Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) Could Detect Exoplanets Within a few Dozen Light-Years of Earth Using Astrometry

A team of Chinese researchers has proposed a new mission to find Earth-like planets in neighboring star systems - the…

2 years ago

How to Search for Life as we Don’t Know it

A NASA-funded study by a team from the University of Arizona has identified possible tools for identifying life on other…

2 years ago

Astronomers Measure the Layers of an Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The number of planets discovered beyond our Solar System has grown exponentially in the past twenty years, with 4,919 confirmed…

2 years ago

A Moon Might Have Been Found Orbiting an Exoplanet

A new study by David Kipping and the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler campaign has revealed another exomoon candidate!

2 years ago

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars Floating Free in the Milky Way

A international team of astronomers, using observatories all over the world (and one in space), discovered 70 new rogue planets…

2 years ago

Would Mars be More Habitable if it Orbited a Red Dwarf?

A NASA-supported study by an international multi-disciplinary team has shown what Mars would be like if it orbited a red…

2 years ago

A Space Telescope With one job: Find Habitable Planets at Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Initiatives just announced a collaborative effort to launch a space telescope that will search for habitable planets around Alpha…

2 years ago