The Newest Planet Hunter Found Two Possible Exoplanets

The leader of the TESS mission, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager had an exciting announcement. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully started its operations and already found two new exoplanet candidates,... Read more »

NASA’s Kepler Just Woke Up, Ready to Hunt For More Planets

Guess who’s up and running again? NASA has announced on 5 September that their old planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, is now awake from its hibernation and sessions of repair, ready to scan the... Read more »

Study Shows There Are Many ‘Water Worlds’ Outside Our Solar System

A study which analyzed data from the Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission shows that there are many exoplanets bigger than Earth that have a vast amount of water. This discovery... Read more »

Ultrahot Jupiters Have Stellar Atmospheres That Destroy Water

NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer House telescopes have revealed interesting information on ultrahot planets, and physicists are stunned to find out the reason behind the missing water on these giants’ surfaces. The planets... Read more »

NASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Already Photographed a Passing Comet

The new space telescope TESS has started its job a few days ago and while preparing to scan for planets outside our solar system, it spotted a comet passing by. It was... Read more »

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Has Officially Begun the Hunt for Exoplanets

It’s been a while since NASA launched TESS, which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. But before getting ready to officially begin looking for planets outside our solar system, TESS had to... Read more »

NASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Will Begin Work This Month

The newest satellite sent into space to hunt for alien worlds will begin the search before the end of July. TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched to the Earth’s... Read more »

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Is Slowly Dying As It Remains Out Of Fuel

After finding thousands of exoplanets since it was launched into space in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope reached the end of its life. It is not time to retire, according to NASA’s... Read more »

Astronomers Discover a Newborn Planet 370 Light Years Away

The first photo of its kind shows a newborn planet that is taking shape 370 light years from Earth. Gas and dust surround it, and the image is the first confirmation of... Read more »

“Are We Alone?” Asks an Exoplanet Scientist at NASA

In just ten years, scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets, learning that there are many worlds in our galaxy, but are they able to host life? And if they are, could we... Read more »