The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.
A French computer science student just launched Wikigalaxy, a space-themed visualization of 100,000 Wikipedia articles you can explore at your leisure. Now you can actually tumble into a Wikipedia black hole online!
On today's show, we check out a website that visualizes 100,000 Wikipedia articles as a galaxy of "stars," a detailed restoration of Britain's first full-length science fiction film, and a do-it-yourself exoplanet detector made without high-powered telescopes.
The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.