Rest in space, Kepler.
Jumping the gun The smallest planets in our own solar system are rocky and the largest planets are gaseous, but we see a
From stone age to space age? We need to rupture the barriers that confine us to the land mass of a single planet. By breaking
Finally after decades of hope and hard work, astronomers finally discovered a planet orbiting the nearest star to our sun: Proxima Centauri. Describing it in human terms leads to some interesting problems!
No one has found E.T. yet, but we may be getting closer.
Eat your heart out, Tatooine!
"We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet," says astronomer Adam Frank.
The Earth-like planets are the first ones found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star.
"This planet is going to be a favorite target of astronomers for years to come."