Upcoming missions seeking to unravel the secrets of exoplanets abound. An informal survey of astronomers revealed which of those projects they most eagerly await.
A new analysis of exoplanet candidates also reveals a previously unrecognized tendency for smaller exoplanets to grow into two distinct sizes.
Thermal convection in deep interiors could be more vigorous in carbide planets than in comparably sized silicate planets, according to new high-pressure measurements of silicon carbide.
The exoplanet’s host star blasts it with so much radiation that it will someday evaporate.
Data will be critical to start to answer whether the newly found TRAPPIST-1 worlds are truly Earth-like.
Researchers are excited about a new, potentially habitable exoplanet orbiting our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.
New research shows that an electric field surrounding Venus is stripping its atmosphere of water—and the same phenomenon may plague exoplanets scientists hope might be habitable.
The newly discovered planet balances precariously in orbit within the star system, puzzling scientists.
Scientists searching for life in the universe now have a new target: the once-icy worlds orbiting red giants.
About 550 of the planets could be rocky like the Earth, and nine of the planets orbit within their star's habitable zone.