Isn't there something faintly sad about the discovery of a planet whose temperature of 72 degrees automatically leading to the idea that it's "another Earth?"
NASA confirms the discovery of an Earth-sized planet that may have potential for life, but its sun is dimmer than ours. Here's what an evening stroll on a beach on Kepler-186f might be like.
You should't feel as alone today as you did yesterday. NASA says it has confirmed the existence of 715 new exoplanets beyond our solar system, many of them not that different from Earth in terms of size.
The new planet, known as Kepler-413b, has an extremely irregular orbit that seems to move up and down. It also has no surface to stand on.
This story was live briefly with inaccurate information about the number of planets found in the habitable zone of their respective planetary systems. A total of three planets are in the habitable zone.
Kepler's mission to find strange new worlds may be at an end after serious technical failures afflict NASA's famous space telescope.
With a key piece of equipment on the blink, Kepler's mission may be nearing an end. We take a look back at the space telescope's fascinating quest for Earth-like planets.
The question "Is anybody out there?" grows more tantalizing with the discovery of each new far-off planet. CBS Sunday Morning talks to scientists searching for clues.
The space agency is announcing new sightings found by the Kepler spacecraft mission.