NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth
A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
Life On Earth Was Seeded by Massive Collision That Formed the Moon
“The giant impact of a rocky planet was required to deliver the unique composition of life-essential elements to Earth.”
Citizen Scientists Help Spot a Potentially Habitable Planet Nearly Twice the Size of Earth
K2-288Bb is located 226 light years away.
The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets
The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet
“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Scientists Discover ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Only Six Light Years Away
Astronomers have been looking for exoplanets around Barnard’s Star for decades. Now, they’ve finally spotted one.
Rare Sighting of Two Rogue Planets That Do Not Orbit Stars
There may be more starless planets than stars in the Milky Way.
Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known ‘Exomoon’
A new study suggests that the Jupiter-sized planet Kepler-1625b may host a Neptune-sized moon.
Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds
“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'
Like Spock's home world Vulcan, this newly discovered exoplanet orbits the 40 Eridani triple star system.
Did Alien Civilizations Survive Climate Change?
Modeling the possible trajectories of extraterrestrial civilizations can help shed light on the fate of our own planet.
Explore Distant Exoplanets With These NASA Simulations
Scientists have discovered thousands of alien worlds beyond the solar system. Here’s what some of them might look like on the surface.