It was the first of many (with even more to come).January 9, 2017
The exoplanetary zoo is full of weird and wonderful standouts. Whether it’s planets with winds of ruby and sapphire, planets of diamond, planets as old as the universe or younger than our species, or planets hotter than the surface of the Sun—if you can imagine it, it’s out there. Here’s our roundup of the weirdest planets in the universe.
But don't pack your bags just yet.September 16, 2016
They tug, transit, eclipse, reflect, and microlense. Some shine faintly in the infrared. The bottom line is: exoplanets are hard to find. But astronomers have developed some pretty clever techniques for detecting these elusive worlds—and we’ve put together this infographic to show you how it’s done.
With the discovery of Proxima b, astronomers have finally found a potentially habitable planet around the nearest star to Earth. In honor of that finding, we’ve compiled a list of the most promising real estate in the galaxy—the many strange worlds that may now or someday host life as we know it.
There may be a new Earth-like planet, and it's just next door.August 23, 2016
Perpetually baked and sterilized aren't really on the must list for habitation.August 21, 2016
They have the right terrain, and the right distance from their host star.July 25, 2016
You find the strangest things in the heavensJuly 16, 2016
One planet was even the size of Jupiter. Where exactly was that one hiding?July 5, 2016