Exoplanets

TESS satellite uncovers ‘first nearby super-Earth’

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) satellite has recently characterized the first nearby super-earth outside of our solar system- located at a distance of...

Nearest exoplanets could host life, study

Excitement about exoplanets skyrocketed when rocky Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars – until hopes...

Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust

A new study has found that Super-Earths and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars. Observing a sampling of youthful planets in a star-forming...

New strategies to discover life beyond Earth

Researchers currently think we might have the capacity to identify indications of life on planets beyond our solar system in the following couple of...