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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...

     
  • Aliens could inhabit world with two suns

    An artist imagines how the Kepler-47 planetary system might look. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T.Pyle

    A newly discovered solar system is intriguing astronomers because it has two suns – and one of...

     
  • NASA’s Kepler reaps new planet harvest

    An artist's impression of a new planetary system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    A NASA space telescope’s harvesting of new planets is continuing apace with 26 new worlds confirmed...

     
  • Now let’s discover those alien moons!

    Rocky moons orbit a gas giant (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    With well over 700 planets now discovered around other stars, astronomers are looking to a fresh challenge...

     
  • Six worlds found in new solar system

    Six worlds found in new solar system

    The prospect of alien life existing in the universe got a further boost last night when NASA revealed...

     
  • Kepler finds alien rocky planet Vulcan

    Kepler finds alien rocky planet Vulcan

    A planet-hunting space telescope has found its first rocky world – the smallest yet discovered...

     
  • Your chance to discover a planet

    Your chance to discover a planet

    Armchair astronomers are being given the chance to discover their own planet using NASA satellite data,...

     
  • Earthlike planets are everywhere

    Earthlike planets are everywhere

    Planets like Earth are common throughout the galaxy, a new NASA study suggests. Their interstellar census...