extrasolar planets

Astronomers say 'K2-33b' is just 5 million to 10 million years old.
What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of "Star Trek" than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.
"When our planet was frozen over during an episode known as 'snowball Earth,' the effect on the biota seems to have been
Which of the two potential achievements -- the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligent life or the development of human-matching thinking machines -- will constitute a bigger "revolution"?
Check out the podcast below for an interview with William Borucki, and learn more about the amazing story behind NASA's planet
NASA's Kepler probe has changed all that. So far the space-based telescope has confirmed the existence of 978 extrasolar
"We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their
A team of astronomers, after carefully combing data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, has finally nailed a world that might be similar to our own. But is it inhabited? Finding the answer is not easy.
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“We always knew the clouds must be there for some planets, but now we have a wave of results telling us that clouds are actually
"These studies, combined with other Hubble observations, are showing us that there are a surprisingly large number of systems
"Mars would be a great place to watch the Sun go through its death throes," Rushby told Wired. What will happen by then to
However, as large as exomoons could get — some might reach at least twice the mass of Mars — models of their formation suggest
The pink planet is around four times more massive than Jupiter and orbits the star GJ 504 as part of the young 160-million
Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.24 light-years from Earth, will pass in front of background stars in both October 2014
This story was provided by Astrobiology Magazine, a web-based publication sponsored by the NASA astrobiology program. David
The team has begun thinking about what a new scanning mode might be able to accomplish. Researchers are also trying to figure