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Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust - Science Daily
Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust  Science Daily

The first unbiased survey of protoplanetary disks surrounding young stars in the Taurus star-forming region turned up a higher-than-expected number of disks ...


Astronomers find a treasure trove of planets hiding in dust - Times Now
Astronomers find a treasure trove of planets hiding in dust  Times Now

Bejing: Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, a new research by an ...


NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science - Cassini: Mission to Saturn
NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science  Cassini: Mission to Saturn

NASA's InSight has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet.


Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science - NASA Planetary Science
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science  NASA Planetary Science

OSIRIS-REx observations of asteroid Bennu will improve predictions of which asteroids could be on a trajectory that could pose a risk to Earth.


A Helium Tail Trails This Fluffy Alien Planet - Space.com
A Helium Tail Trails This Fluffy Alien Planet  Space.com

As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself ...


Scientists stumble on bizarre 'balloon' planet deep in space - The Independent
Scientists stumble on bizarre 'balloon' planet deep in space  The Independent

Scientists have found a strange planet, deep in space, that is like a vast balloon. The bizarre world has a helium-filled atmosphere and has bunched up into the ...


Two free-range planets found roaming the Milky Way in solitude - Astronomy Magazine
Two free-range planets found roaming the Milky Way in solitude  Astronomy Magazine

Astronomers think they've just discovered two more rogue planets wandering the Milky Way alone. And according to the new study, which is set for publication in ...


The complicated history of planets around Barnard's star - Astronomy Magazine
The complicated history of planets around Barnard's star  Astronomy Magazine

Perhaps no other star system has elicited so much wonder, mystery and frustration as Barnard's Star. Astronomers announced last Wednesday they'd ...


Exoplanet with helium-filled atmosphere swelling into balloon shape discovered by scientists - Evening Standard
Exoplanet with helium-filled atmosphere swelling into balloon shape discovered by scientists  Evening Standard

A plant with an atmosphere bursting with helium that has swollen into the shape of a balloon has been discovered by astronomers. Observations of the planet, ...


Mars: Nasa lands InSight robot to study planet's interior - BBC News
Mars: Nasa lands InSight robot to study planet's interior  BBC News

The US space agency Nasa has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet. The InSight probe aims to ...


Predicting new planets - Astronomy Magazine
Predicting new planets  Astronomy Magazine

In 2016, astronomers announced there was a new planet in the outer solar system. Planet Nine, supposedly larger than Neptune and located far beyond the ...


Planets have starring role in New Bedfords South End - SouthCoastToday.com
Planets have starring role in New Bedfords South End  SouthCoastToday.com

NEW BEDFORD — Cruise on down to Rodney French Boulevard and you might find yourself among alien planets. That's right — Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the ...


Starry: Take a look at planets in night sky - Pacific Daily News
Starry: Take a look at planets in night sky  Pacific Daily News

We're losing Saturn and you should look for the ringed planet close to the western horizon at one hour after sunset.


Signs of an alien super-Earth planet spotted around Barnard's star - ABC News
Signs of an alien super-Earth planet spotted around Barnard's star  ABC News

After decades of searching, astronomers say they've finally detected compelling evidence of an alien world orbiting one of the closest and most iconic stars in ...


Venus shines bright in December in the Miami Valley - Dayton Daily News
Venus shines bright in December in the Miami Valley  Dayton Daily News

One of the best visible planets has joined the early morning sky in the Miami Valley, Venus!


NASA’s InSight Mars explorer lands safely on the Red Planet - Washington Post
NASA’s InSight Mars explorer lands safely on the Red Planet  Washington Post

For the eighth time ever, humanity has achieved one of the toughest tasks in the solar system: landing a spacecraft on Mars. The InSight lander, operated by ...


Top Australian academic debunks researcher's bizarre prophecy planets will cause monster quake - Daily Mail
Top Australian academic debunks researcher's bizarre prophecy planets will cause monster quake  Daily Mail

A top Australian astronomer has debunked a warning by a Dutch 'mystic' that the position of the planets could lead to a devastating earthquake over Christmas.


Climate change caused the “Great Dying,” aka the planet's worst extinction - Grist
Climate change caused the “Great Dying,” aka the planet's worst extinction  Grist

The “Great Dying” was just as bad as it sounds. In the planet's worst mass extinction 252 million years ago, up to 80 percent of all species died out, including up ...


What Two Planetary Siblings Can Teach Us About Life - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
What Two Planetary Siblings Can Teach Us About Life  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In studying Mars, NASA's InSight will reveal what makes one planet more or less suitable for life than another.


The Sky This Week from December 7 to December 16 - Astronomy Magazine
The Sky This Week from December 7 to December 16  Astronomy Magazine

The 2012 Geminid meteor shower was a great one, with a high hourly rate even before the night of peak activity. This particular meteor appears to have been a ...


These dusty young stars are changing the rules of planet-building - Nature.com
These dusty young stars are changing the rules of planet-building  Nature.com

Astronomers peer inside planetary nurseries for clues about how our Solar System and others came to be.


OSIRIS-REx arrives at Bennu – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science - NASA Planetary Science
OSIRIS-REx arrives at Bennu – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science  NASA Planetary Science

After traveling through space for more than two years and over two billion miles, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu.


India seeks collaborators for a mission to Venus, the neglected planet - Science Magazine
India seeks collaborators for a mission to Venus, the neglected planet  Science Magazine

NEW DELHI—The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru will send an orbiter to Venus in 2023 and has invited scientists from around the ...


NASA's Mars InSight lander is safely on the Red Planet. What happens now? - NBC News
NASA's Mars InSight lander is safely on the Red Planet. What happens now?  NBC News

When NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on Mars yesterday, it was the end of a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. But the landing also ...


What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets - UC Berkeley
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets  UC Berkeley

Every school kid knows that Earth has a magnetic field – it's what makes compasses align north-south and lets us navigate the oceans. It also protects the ...


A wave of change is coming to our planet's water resources - Science News for Students
A wave of change is coming to our planet's water resources  Science News for Students

This is the fourth in a 10-part series about the ongoing global impacts of climate change. These stories will look at the current effects of a changing planet, what ...


State Street ‘solar system’ merged science and art, but somebody stole the planets - The Bellingham Herald
State Street ‘solar system’ merged science and art, but somebody stole the planets  The Bellingham Herald

Nine hand-blown glass marbles were stolen last week from the “State of the Solar System,” a Kapow-funded art installation in Bellingham, WA, that depicted the ...


Planet Earth Working on 3 Mars Landers to Follow InSight - U.S. News & World Report
Planet Earth Working on 3 Mars Landers to Follow InSight  U.S. News & World Report

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — As Mars' newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific ...


An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail - Phys.org
An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail  Phys.org

A new study led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up of ...


Let's take care of the planet we inhabit first: your say - The News-Press
Let's take care of the planet we inhabit first: your say  The News-Press

Sixty years ago, teachers and scientists were warning, "Take care of the earth or the results will be devastating." Many of us believed them, even though our air ...


Yes, a NASA Scientist Said Aliens May Have Visited Earth. But There's Some Nuance - Futurism
Yes, a NASA Scientist Said Aliens May Have Visited Earth. But There's Some Nuance  Futurism

This morning a white paper by NASA researcher Silvano Colombano, titled "New Assumptions to Guide SETI Research," bubbled up on Reddit.


Family science night makes its debut at J.L. Bowler Elementary - St. George Daily Spectrum
Family science night makes its debut at J.L. Bowler Elementary  St. George Daily Spectrum

Students at J.L. Bowler were involved in a family science night where they rotated stations and got to participate in activities with their parents.


Astronomy Update: Kansas farm boy discovers 'Planet X' - Leader-Telegram
Astronomy Update: Kansas farm boy discovers 'Planet X'  Leader-Telegram

Editor's note: Astronomy Update is published on the third Saturday of the month, is provided by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society and is compiled by ...


Alan Stahler: Planet spotting - The Union of Grass Valley
Alan Stahler: Planet spotting  The Union of Grass Valley

With luck — sky and clouds permitting — Friday the 14th will be a good night to spot Mars. The ruddy planet (sporting a freshly-landed probe on its surface)


NASA Releases New Mars InSight Pictures - Thrillist
NASA Releases New Mars InSight Pictures  Thrillist

NASA just released even better quality pictures of Mars from the InSight probe.


Mars and Neptune Have a Close Shave - SkyandTelescope.com
Mars and Neptune Have a Close Shave  SkyandTelescope.com

Want to find Neptune the easy way? Just point your binoculars or telescope at Mars the next few nights, when the two planets will be in close conjunction.


December Full Moon 2018: The 'Cold Moon' Marks the Start of Winter - Space.com
December Full Moon 2018: The 'Cold Moon' Marks the Start of Winter  Space.com

The full moon of December, called the Full Cold Moon, will arrive on Dec. 22, a day after making a close pass by Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus.


Our planet's peatlands: On the agenda at last? - Landscape News
Our planet's peatlands: On the agenda at last?  Landscape News

A briefing on peatlands, from fires crises to future conservation.


Why 2018 was the year of the extraterrestrials - From the Grapevine
Why 2018 was the year of the extraterrestrials  From the Grapevine

There was so much news this year. A boys soccer team got stuck in a cave in Thailand. Never-before-seen footage surfaced of Einstein driving a 'flying car.


Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation - EurekAlert
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  EurekAlert

The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from ...


TRAPPIST-1 planets likely inhospitable, but one may have water - Astronomy Now Online
TRAPPIST-1 planets likely inhospitable, but one may have water  Astronomy Now Online

TRAPPIST-1, a small, Jupiter-size M dwarf about 39 light years from Earth, hosts at least seven planets, three of them orbiting in the star's habitable zone where ...


Mars and Neptune conjunction - Astronomy Magazine
Mars and Neptune conjunction  Astronomy Magazine

Mars continues to put on a nice show these December evenings. Target the planet through binoculars or a telescope and you'll also see the much fainter glow of ...


NASAs Mars InSight lander just days away from arrival on Red Planet - WSB Radio
NASAs Mars InSight lander just days away from arrival on Red Planet  WSB Radio

NASA's InSight Mars lander is nearing the Red Planet after a 295 million-mile, 7-month voyage across the solar system to reach one of Earth's closest neighbors.


NASA's Mars InSight Probe Pierces Planet's Atmosphere to Begin Descent - U.S. News & World Report
NASA's Mars InSight Probe Pierces Planet's Atmosphere to Begin Descent  U.S. News & World Report

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - The NASA Mars science probe InSight streaked into the planet's thin atmosphere on Monday and began its descent to the surface ...


Planet hunter to give update on search for life in the universe - Cornell Chronicle
Planet hunter to give update on search for life in the universe  Cornell Chronicle

Natalie Batalha, astrophysicist and planet hunter, will describe Kepler's legacy and preview planned follow-up missions in the 2018 Carl Sagan Distinguished ...


Doctor Who recap: series 37, episode 10 – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos - The Guardian
Doctor Who recap: series 37, episode 10 – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos  The Guardian

The Doctor's actions in Sheffield come back to haunt her as the team answers distress calls from an unknown planet in a slightly underwhelming season finale.


Fuel planet 124 gentle years away inflates like a balloon - Infosurhoy
Fuel planet 124 gentle years away inflates like a balloon  Infosurhoy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — An international team of astronomers have discovered a hot helium-rich planet that inflates like a balloon. The study ...


NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes' - WSAU News
NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'  WSAU News

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for ...


Because 'Good Planets Are Hard to Find,' Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth - Common Dreams
Because 'Good Planets Are Hard to Find,' Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth  Common Dreams

Mass arrests resulted on Saturday as thousands of people and members of the 'Extinction Rebellion' movement—for "the first time in living memory"—shut down ...


Chasing Copernicus in Poland - Scientific American
Chasing Copernicus in Poland  Scientific American

Did you know that Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer who argued Earth and other planets orbit the sun, lived, worked and died in Poland?


Astronomers Confirm Water on Young Gas Giant HR 8799c | Astronomy - Sci-News.com
Astronomers Confirm Water on Young Gas Giant HR 8799c | Astronomy  Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSPEC) on the Keck II telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory have confirmed the existence of water ...


Marsquakes' mission successfully lands on Red Planet - GOV.UK
Marsquakes' mission successfully lands on Red Planet  GOV.UK

A mission to Mars, supported by the UK Space Agency, has successfully landed and will soon begin the first study of the heart of the planet.


Is there someone out there? - gulfnews.com
Is there someone out there?  gulfnews.com

Are we really alone in the vast expanses of this universe?


The Saturn system has water just like Earth's ... except for Phoebe - Astronomy Magazine
The Saturn system has water just like Earth's ... except for Phoebe  Astronomy Magazine

Planetary scientists have discovered interesting new properties of Saturn and its moons that contradict our current models for how the solar system formed.


Earthquake WARNING: Ground SPLITTING earthquake predicted on December 10 - Express.co.uk
Earthquake WARNING: Ground SPLITTING earthquake predicted on December 10  Express.co.uk

AN earthquake which could cause TOTAL destruction is forecasted for the next few days, according to one self-proclaimed tremor analyst.


Skywatch: Look for planets and the earliest sunsets of the year this week - 10TV
Skywatch: Look for planets and the earliest sunsets of the year this week  10TV

Venus reaches something known as its "greatest illuminated extent" this week and the sun is setting early.


TRAPPIST-1 Alien Planet Could Be An ‘Earthlike Water World’ With Lots Of Oxygen - The Inquisitr News
TRAPPIST-1 Alien Planet Could Be An ‘Earthlike Water World’ With Lots Of Oxygen  The Inquisitr News

Known as TRAPPIST-1e, this exoplanet 'would be an excellent choice for further study with habitability in mind,' say astronomers. Ever since its discovery in ...


November: Mars landing | News | University of Bristol - University of Bristol
November: Mars landing | News | University of Bristol  University of Bristol

The 300-million-mile journey that culminated in NASA's InSight landing on Mars this week represents a major scientific coup for all involved, including mission ...


Earthquake WARNING: ‘Massive’ tremor to ‘strike Earth TODAY’ | Daily Star - Daily Star
Earthquake WARNING: ‘Massive’ tremor to ‘strike Earth TODAY’ | Daily Star  Daily Star

A POWERFUL earthquake that will be “very critical” is predicted to strike the Earth today, a self-styled tremor forecast has warned.


Astrophysicist Ben Moore in the Interview - The KXAN 36 News
Astrophysicist Ben Moore in the Interview  The KXAN 36 News

Ben Moore: Oh, I haven't written it yet. I'll do so a week in advance. it depends in what Form you believe in Aliens. Personally, I am convinced that they are out ...


New technology helps the visually impaired reach for the stars - UQ News
New technology helps the visually impaired reach for the stars  UQ News

An app developed by a University of Queensland student is helping the visually impaired navigate the stars and planets in our solar system. UQ Information ...


Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip and lucky numbers for 10 December, 2018 - The South African
Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip and lucky numbers for 10 December, 2018  The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here's a quick glance at horoscopes for 10 December 2018 - completely free!


The stuff that planets are made of - Science Daily
The stuff that planets are made of  Science Daily

Researchers have analyzed the composition and structure of faraway exoplanets using statistical tools. Their analysis indicates whether a planet is earth-like, ...


Huge alien planets detected around baby star for first time ever - NBCNews.com
Huge alien planets detected around baby star for first time ever  NBCNews.com

Astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert have discovered Saturn- and Jupiter-sized planets orbiting a star named CI Tau.


Mantle neon illuminates Earth’s formation- says a Study - The Sentinel Assam
Mantle neon illuminates Earth’s formation- says a Study  The Sentinel Assam

According to a study, the Earth formed relatively quickly from a cloud of dust and gas around the sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle,


Astronomers discover a nearby free-range planet with incredible magne - Astronomy Magazine
Astronomers discover a nearby free-range planet with incredible magne  Astronomy Magazine

A bizarre rogue planet without a star is roaming the Milky Way just 20 light-years from the Sun. And according to a recently published study in The Astrophysical ...


Record Breaker: 4 Huge Alien Planets Spotted Around Baby Star - Space.com
Record Breaker: 4 Huge Alien Planets Spotted Around Baby Star  Space.com

In an astronomical first, four gigantic planets have been detected around a very young star, a new study reports. The star in question is CI Tau, which lies about ...


System with three Earth-sized planets discovered - Science Daily
System with three Earth-sized planets discovered  Science Daily

Today marks the discovery of two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with the same size of the Earth.


First alien moon found? Get the facts. - National Geographic
First alien moon found? Get the facts.  National Geographic

Evidence is mounting that a world the size of Neptune could be orbiting a giant planet far, far away.


NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World — an Evaporating 'Super-Earth' - Space.com
NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World — an Evaporating 'Super-Earth'  Space.com

NASA's newest planet-hunting mission has reported detecting its first alien world — a "super-Earth" that is likely evaporating under the heat from its star, a new ...


Life on a distant planet >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Life on a distant planet >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Rob Weiland is class manager for the TP52 and Maxi72 associations, two planets existing in a distant orbit from most sailing organizations. Regardless, we ...


Dennis Mammana: The Comet 46P/Wirtanen Cometh This Week - Noozhawk
Dennis Mammana: The Comet 46P/Wirtanen Cometh This Week  Noozhawk

Not many know the name Carl Alvar Wirtanen, but in December many stargazers will be saying it. On Jan. 15, 1948, he discovered a faint comet that has ...


15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars: A new planet near the habitable zone around a bright cool star - Science Daily
15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars: A new planet near the habitable zone around a bright cool star  Science Daily

Scientists report the existence of 15 new planets -- including one 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water -- orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.


'Oumuamua Stays Quiet: Another SETI Search of Interstellar Visitor Comes Up Empty - Space.com
'Oumuamua Stays Quiet: Another SETI Search of Interstellar Visitor Comes Up Empty  Space.com

If the first interstellar object ever detected in our solar system is actually an alien spacecraft, it's operating in stealth mode. A search for radio signals coming from ...


Mission maths: which planets do space scientists love most — and least? - Nature.com
Mission maths: which planets do space scientists love most — and least?  Nature.com

As BepiColombo heads to Mercury — a long-neglected planet — Nature looks at which planets attract scientific missions, and why.


Small planet, big impact: How 'The Goblin' could reshape our ideas about the solar system - NBCNews.com
Small planet, big impact: How 'The Goblin' could reshape our ideas about the solar system  NBCNews.com

With their telescopes aimed beyond Pluto to the outer fringes of our solar system, a trio of astronomers has discovered a tiny dwarf planet whose extraordinary ...


Largest haul of extrasolar planets: Confirmation of exoplanets and planetary systems may shed light on our place in the cosmos - Science Daily
Largest haul of extrasolar planets: Confirmation of exoplanets and planetary systems may shed light on our place in the cosmos  Science Daily

Forty-four planets in planetary systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations from extrasolar surveys, ...


RIP Kepler, the planet-hunting telescope - Science News for Students
RIP Kepler, the planet-hunting telescope  Science News for Students

The Kepler space telescope can no longer search for planets orbiting other stars. After 9½ years, NASA's premier exoplanet-hunter is out of gas. NASA officials ...


The planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is dead - Science News
The planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is dead  Science News

The Kepler space telescope is officially out of fuel and will hunt planets no more, NASA announced.


Astronomers snap the first pictures of a baby planet - Science News
Astronomers snap the first pictures of a baby planet  Science News

New telescope images give the clearest view of an exoplanet embryo yet.


New Exoplanet Telescope Detects Its First Two Planets - Eos
New Exoplanet Telescope Detects Its First Two Planets  Eos

The two possible planets, each larger than Earth and too hot to be habitable, are the first of hundreds of Earth-sized exoplanets expected to be discovered by a ...


The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life - Space.com
The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life  Space.com

Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that could have potentially life-hosting moons. The new analysis could change the way scientists ...


New NASA Planet Hunter May Find 10,000 Alien Worlds in Just Two Years - Space.com
New NASA Planet Hunter May Find 10,000 Alien Worlds in Just Two Years  Space.com

NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is hard at work gathering its first data — but just how many planets might it hunt down? According to new estimates put ...


Kepler, NASA's planet-hunting space telescope, is dead - Science Magazine
Kepler, NASA's planet-hunting space telescope, is dead  Science Magazine

Kepler mission discovered thousands of exoplanets with novel technique.


New Discovery Says Exoplanets May Exist Outside the Milky Way Galaxy - National Geographic
New Discovery Says Exoplanets May Exist Outside the Milky Way Galaxy  National Geographic

Scientists have long been unable to find exoplanets—planets outside the solar system—beyond the confines of the Milky Way. After all, our galaxy is a warped ...


Planetary Bonanza Tonight: See All the Planets in One Night - Space.com
Planetary Bonanza Tonight: See All the Planets in One Night  Space.com

Why settle for a planet or two when you can catch all of them in just one night of intense skywatching? Tonight (Aug. 23) and for a brief period in early September ...


Introducing 'The Goblin': A new, distant dwarf planet bolsters eviden - Astronomy Magazine
Introducing 'The Goblin': A new, distant dwarf planet bolsters eviden  Astronomy Magazine

Our outer solar system is a dark, cold place that's difficult to explore from Earth. But careful observations are turning up more and more evidence for a massive ...


Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water - Fox News
Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water  Fox News

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface.


Newfound Alien World May Bridge Rare Gap in Planet Types - Space.com
Newfound Alien World May Bridge Rare Gap in Planet Types  Space.com

A student who began her master's degree in May partnered with an international team of researchers to discover a special cosmic neighbor twice the size of ...


The Galaxy Is Soaked with Water-Rich Alien Planets - Space.com
The Galaxy Is Soaked with Water-Rich Alien Planets  Space.com

"Water worlds" are incredibly common throughout the Milky Way galaxy, a new study suggests. Midsize alien planets — those two to four times larger than Earth ...


Hunting molecules to find new planets: Astronomers makes planets visible by detecting molecules on their surface - Science Daily
Hunting molecules to find new planets: Astronomers makes planets visible by detecting molecules on their surface  Science Daily

It's been impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, astronomers have the idea of detecting molecules that are ...


This distant planet is one of the best places to search for alien life - Fox News
This distant planet is one of the best places to search for alien life  Fox News

WE have discovered 3663 (and counting) planets around distant stars. About 50 are in the 'Goldilocks zone' which supports liquid water. A new study has ...


Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune - Fox News
Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune  Fox News

Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it – it may be hiding.


Pluto Should Be a Planet and So Should Earth's Moon, New Study Claims - Live Science
Pluto Should Be a Planet and So Should Earth's Moon, New Study Claims  Live Science

A team of astronomers says that both Pluto and Earth's moon should be considered planets.


Signs of Plant Life May Be Easier to Spot on Older Planets, Scientists Find - Space.com
Signs of Plant Life May Be Easier to Spot on Older Planets, Scientists Find  Space.com

Studying Earth's vegetation over time could help scientists more effectively search for life on other planets, astrobiologists argue in a new paper.


Scientists spot 121 giant planets with habitable moons - Sky News
Scientists spot 121 giant planets with habitable moons  Sky News

Extraterrestrial life could exist on "exomoons" say scientists, whose study will help design a telescope to scan for alien life.


New research suggest Pluto should be reclassified as a planet - Phys.org
New research suggest Pluto should be reclassified as a planet  Phys.org

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.


Scientists discover three brand new planets hiding in our own galaxy - The Independent
Scientists discover three brand new planets hiding in our own galaxy  The Independent

Three baby planets have been found in our own galaxy by pioneering scientists. They are the youngest planets ever seen, and represent a discovery that is "at ...


This Planet Is So Dark, Scientists Have to Guess What It Looks Like - Live Science
This Planet Is So Dark, Scientists Have to Guess What It Looks Like  Live Science

Scientists have discovered a massive, gassy world that is almost 99 percent invisible.


Earth has two extra, hidden 'moons' - National Geographic
Earth has two extra, hidden 'moons'  National Geographic

First spied in the 1960s, the huge dust clouds have now been confirmed—and may affect plans for future space exploration.