December 29, 2019 1:44 pm
NASA has prepared a mission to directly search for an Earth-like exoplanet using the Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission or HabEx space telescope.
December 18, 2019 1:15 pm
The European Space Agency is continuing the search for new Earths this week with the launch of Cheops, a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite.
September 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Scientists have discovered water vapour on a little-known exoplanet known as K2-18b located 110 lightyears away. Given its larger mass, the surface gravity of K2-18b exoplanet is much higher than that of the Earth.
July 31, 2019 12:57 pm
The new star system, called TESS Object of Interest, or TOI-270, is exactly what the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, was designed to find, said researchers from the University of California, Riverside in the US.
May 31, 2019 2:14 pm
The exoplanet, described in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has a mass of 20 Earth masses, a radius 20 per cent smaller than Neptune, and temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius.
May 28, 2019 2:54 pm
Scientists have discovered two Jupiter-sized exoplanets about 150 light years away from Earth which could reveal whether life is possible on the smaller planets in other solar systems.
May 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system, including one of the smallest known so far and another that could offer conditions friendly to life.
April 13, 2019 4:30 pm
These planets orbit small red dwarf stars which, unlike our Sun, flare frequently, bathing their planets in high-energy UV radiation.
March 07, 2019 4:17 pm
An exoplanet candidate spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope has finally been confirmed as a real world, scientists say. The confirmation comes after 10 years have passed since Kepler was launched.
February 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Scientists from Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and University of Bristol in the UK spent three years observing the exoplanetary system Kepler-107 via the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in La Palma.
February 23, 2017 6:07 pm