Just 40 trillion kilometres away – not so far in astronomical terms – a potentially habitable planet has been found by scientists.
The enduring image of Luke Skywalker staring at two suns on his planet of Tatooine in the film Star Wars resonates with many. Scientists now
The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced on Tuesday. An
A comet’s close encounter with the Sun has given scientists a look at a solar region that has never been visited by spacecraft. In 2011, comet
There is to be a rare celestial choreography in the night sky from May 24 until the end of the month involving three of Earth’s neighbours in the
In brief: astronomers have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun. The smallest is about the size