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  • New Earth-sized planet could host alien life

    An artistic concept of Kepler-186f based on the scientists’ findings about the new world. Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

    Planet-hunters have made a major breakthrough by discovering the first Earth-sized rocky world that could...

     
  • Astronomers left baffled by an ‘impossible’ planet

    An artist's impression of planet Kepler-78b close to its home star. Credit: TNG/A. Harutyunyan

    A newly-discovered, Earth-like planet has left astronomers mystified because they don’t understand...

     
  • Nearby super-Earth may be habitable

    An artist’s impression of super-Earth HD40307g with its host star and two other planets to the right. Credit: J. Pinfield, for the RoPACS network at the University of Hertfordshire

    An Earth-like planet enjoying conditions that might be suitable for life has been discovered by an international...

     
  • Earth-sized planet on our cosmic doorstep

    An artist's impression of the new planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

    Astronomers are celebrating after finding an Earth-sized planet bang next door to us in the closest star-system...

     
  • Space fans discover planet with four suns

    The newly discovered planet is depicted in this artist's rendition transiting the larger of the two eclipsing stars it orbits. Off in the distance, well beyond the planet orbit, resides a second pair of stars bound to the planetary system. Image Credit: Haven Giguere/Yale.

    Space enthusiasts have got one up on professional astronomers by finding a planet in an alien solar system...

     
  • Super-Earth planet is made of diamonds

    An artist's impression of the 55 Cancri planetary system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    A rocky planet discovered by astronomers in 2004 is made of diamonds, new research suggests. A thick...

     
  • Astronomers discover the planet from hell

    How the extremely hot new planet might look. Credit: University of Central Florida

    Astronomers using a NASA space telescope have discovered an alien planet smaller than Earth orbiting...

     
  • Oldest known planets in Universe found

    An impression of an alien solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    Astronomers have discovered the oldest known planets from the early days of the Universe, orbiting a...

     
  • Water world is new type of planet

    An artist's conception of the new water world orbiting its red dwarf star. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

    The Hubble space telescope has found one of the steamier spots in the Universe – a planet that...

     
  • Planet ‘like Earth’ is in habitable zone

    A NASA artist's conception of Kepler-22b (Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

    NASA’S planet-hunting space telescope Kepler has discovered what may be the most Earthlike world...

     
  • Did Hubble find water on super-Earth?

    How an artist imagined super-Earth GJ1214b (NASA)

    The tantalising possibility that a ‘super-Earth’-sized planet lying 40 light years away could...

     
  • NASA’s Kepler finds Star Wars world

    Two suns in the sunset

    NASA scientists have found a planet, in our own galaxy, and not so far far away, that has two suns just...