Collection: Exoplanets

More Stories in Exoplanets

  1. Planetary Science

    Exoplanet mass revealed in light

    A new method could help identify habitable planets.

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  2. Astronomy

    Billions and billions of Earth-sized planets call Milky Way home

    Using Kepler data, astronomers estimate that a sizeable fraction of the galaxy’s sunlike stars have Earth-sized planets that could support liquid water.

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  3. Astronomy

    An Earth-sized hell circles faraway star

    Kepler-78b, an Earth-sized, extremely hot exoplanet made of rock and iron, is the smallest with known diameter and mass.

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  4. Planetary Science

    Rare, free-floating exoplanet found

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  5. Planetary Science

    Fomalhaut star system is a triple

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  6. Planetary Science

    Maps reveal clouds on distant exoplanet

    Astronomers chart the atmosphere of Kepler-7b, some 1,000 light-years away.

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  7. Planetary Science

    Gone perhaps, but Kepler won’t soon be forgotten

    Astronomers look forward to building on the planet-hunting telescope's discoveries.

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  8. Astronomy

    Most Earthlike planets yet seen bring Kepler closer to its holy grail

    Space telescope finds globes that, compared with our world, are slightly larger and orbit a smaller star.

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  9. Planetary Science

    Distant planets’ atmospheres revealed

    Telescopes get first direct glimpse of gases on exoplanets.

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