Astronomers spot the smallest star so far
It’s only slightly larger than Saturn.
ESA’s search for Earth’s ‘twin’ starts in 2026
The PLATO mission will use 26 telescopes to search for habitable planets.
NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water
They sit within a "habitable zone" around their particular stars that is conducive to liquid water.
Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice
A new theory explains why the planets are so close together and similar in size.
Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water
Simulations suggest that Earth's ideal mix of land and sea is rare.
Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life
LHS 1140b is in just the right orbit for atmospheric studies.
NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system
The crude images help to characterize our cosmic neighbor.
Visit NASA's newly discovered planets in 'Elite: Dangerous'
The space exploration game is adding Trappist-1 as a destination.
NASA: We found 7 Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away
Three of which are in the habitable "Goldilocks" zone.