A giant planet 11 times the mass of Jupiter has been directly photographed, the closest such planet to Earth we've seen with our own eyes.
The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.
Humanity's most advanced telescopes have begun to confirm distant planets circling their stars within the habitable zone. Use a conservative definition of what makes a potentially habitable planet, and these 7 exoplanets still make the grade.
A device known as "Sphere," attached to the Very Large Telescope in Chile, has achieved first light using three novel methods to peek into the brightness.
For centuries, distant planets were the stuff of sci-fi, but in recent years, science has begun to confirm their existence. Take a quick tour of the more than 1,700 (so far) known exoplanets in the visible universe.
For some reason, this year it has become a thing to imagine the distant future of space tourism as it might have been sold via vintage posters.
New research contends that the Milky Way alone is flush with billions of potentially habitable planets -- and that's just one sliver of the universe.
Adidas' upcoming 2015 collection includes two sets of sneakers designed by Raf Simons inspired by space attire.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory captures the first-ever X-ray of an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star in a system that is 63 light-years from Earth.
Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.