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.
A giant star in the Canis Majoris constellation isn't acting like itself, and scientists are doing their best to figure out why.
Seven of a multitude of exoplanets whose existence have been confirmed in recent years stand out as the most likely to host liquid water and, perhaps, life. Take an intergalactic tour in search of E.T. with Crave's Eric Mack.
Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.
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CleverPet is a touch-based, adaptive game console and feeder that dispenses a treat when your dog solves simple puzzles. Meanwhile, this vibrating capsule could be a treat for some suffering humans.
In a project of galactic proportions, scientists plug the laws of physics, matter, dark matter, and dark energy into a supercomputer network to simulate the development of our universe, starting just after the Big Bang.