What is the maximum number of habitable planets for a star, and what does this mean in our search for extraterrestrial life?
In a rare occurrence, astronomers have directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun.
Plate tectonics are important for habitability, and it appears that the optimum conditions existed for planets forming early in the galaxy’s lifespan … and may be unlikely to easily recur.
Research sheds new light on our hope of finding intelligent life across the galaxy.
Bright bursts of radio waves help astronomers locate a type of matter that researchers have been searching for for the past 30 years.
Through the noise, a class of stars reveals its inner workings; poor ‘social distancing’ identified using NASA space telescope
A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes has discovered a black hole lying just 1000 light-years from Earth.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has opened a new eye onto the cosmos and has been transformative for our civilization.
Uranus, its moons, and rings are all “tipped”, suggesting they formed during a cataclysmic impact early in its history.
The stuff of stars: The remarkable contributions of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
ESO telescope oberves an exoplanet 690 light years away where night and day surface temperature differences cause iron to rain from the sky.
New evidence suggests that an exoplanet discovered in 2015 has interior conditions that could support the existence of life.
How do brown dwarves form, and in what parts of the galaxy?