Exoplanet

04.19.17
Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life
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Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life

LHS 1140b is in just the right orbit for atmospheric studies.

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02.27.17
Visit NASA's newly discovered planets in 'Elite: Dangerous'
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Visit NASA's newly discovered planets in 'Elite: Dangerous'

The space exploration game is adding Trappist-1 as a destination.

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02.14.17
Scientists release huge set of exoplanet-detecting observations
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Scientists release huge set of exoplanet-detecting observations

The dataset contains two decades' worth of measurements made by Keck's HiRES instrument.

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02.02.17
With new method, scientists find water on an exoplanet
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With new method, scientists find water on an exoplanet

Using the Very Large Telescope, we can now sniff the air of a planet 50 light years away.

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01.10.17
ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets
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ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets

The upgraded VLT will look for planets orbiting our neighboring star system, the Alpha Centauri.

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12.28.16
Exoplanets may have carved dusty tracks around a young star
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Exoplanets may have carved dusty tracks around a young star

It seems that planetary formation happens earlier than thought.

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