The huge, "puffy" planet has the same density as styrofoam.
“The days of Kepler-432b are numbered,” Mauricio Ortiz, a PhD student at Heidelberg University who led one of the two studies
The new research was published on Jan. 11 in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters. For those
The findings were announced Jan. 6 in Seattle at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society. A paper describing the discoveries
The new cache of planets is extremely unlikely to harbor imposters, but they are not "confirmed planets," in the traditional
A sharp new photo released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today (June 3) depicts the suspected gas giant (called
The latest data show a 43-percent increase in potential Earth-size planets and a 21 percent jump in "Super Earth" planet
The discovery of new worlds, and the potential for further exploration of that final frontier, space, makes us think of our own limitations as well as our potential for trying to understand, and the impossibility of having or knowing it all when we want to.
The newly confirmed exoplanets were spotted by NASA's prolific Kepler space telescope, which has detected more than 2,300
Unless you think that life is highly improbable -- that in a galaxy filled with planets and the basic molecules of biology, life only seldom appears -- then it's hard to believe that all three of these theories will fail.