Exoplanets

Name Your Own Alien Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech

From 2015 you'll finally be able to name your own planet, ending a policy that has resulted in some of our most fascinating discoveries being titled '...

This Is The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Tech

A 'super-Earth' planet has been discovered a relative 'stone's throw' from our Solar System. Gliese 832 C might be the planet most capable of suppo...

'Habitable' Exo-Planet Found Orbiting Distant Red Dwarf Star

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

A Nasa researcher has reportedly found the first Earth-sized planet in the 'Habitable' zone of another solar system. The find has been made by Nasa...

Hundreds Of Alien Worlds Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has announced the confirmed discovery of 715 new alien worlds in deep space. The so-called "mother lode" of planets outside our solar system (...

Scottish Scientists Granted £250K To Build Alien Detection Laser

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A team of Scottish scientists have been awarded a grant of £250,000 to build an alien detector. Sploid alerts us to the work of Professor Derryck ...

Alien Life Could Be 10 Times As Abundant As We Thought

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

We haven't actually found any aliens yet - but already it looks like there are way more than we thought. According to new research, life can surviv...

'Earth's Twin' Discovered In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

An alien world so similar to Earth that it's been described as our 'twin' has been discovered in deep space. The only differences? It's 60% bigger,...

Astronomers May Have Found Something Exciting. And Odd

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers form Cornell University think they have detected the first moon outside our solar system - and it's rather odd. Firstly, it's pretty bi...

The Sun Will Boil Earth's Oceans In A Billion Years (That's Good News)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

Although it turns out the universe itself might collapse at any moment, life here on Earth might at least continue for a bit longer until it does. ...

Astronomers Find Impossible Planet

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have found a planet which shouldn't exist. The planet, HD 106906b, is far larger than anything in our solar system at about 11 times th...

There May Be 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

There may be up to 20 billion habitable planets in our galaxy, scientists have said. About one in five stars which researchers have been able to st...

Scientists Discover Most 'Earth-Like' Planet...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have found the most Earth-like planet outside our solar system so far. Unfortunately it's searingly hot, covered in lava and orbits its Sun...

There Are Now Over 1,000 Confirmed Alien Planets

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Tech

It's only been 20 years since the first one was discovered but the number of confirmed alien planets has smashed through the 1,000 milestone. The E...

Strange 'Super Earth' Might Have An Atmosphere Of Plasma Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Tech

A so-called 'Super-Earth' planet has been discovered far from our Solar System which has an atmosphere made of 'plasma' water. The strange world of...

Nasa Maps Ghostly Clouds On Distant Alien World

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa have maps the clouds on a distant, mysterious planet outside our solar system. Using data from the Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, the a...

Liquid Glass Rains Sideways On Deadly 'Hot Alien Jupiter'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Tech

You might think your local high-street pub on Friday night is the worst place in the universe. Well we have news for you: a planet has been discovered...

Nasa Gives Up On Repairs To Planet-Hunting Satellite

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Tech

Bad news from space: after months of analysis, Nasa has abandoned repairs to its Kepler Space Telescope. But the good news is that even in its hobb...

Astronomers Photograph 'Cherry Blossom' World Around Alien Star

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech

When it comes to exoplanets, it's generally worth not being all that surprised when something weird shows up. Firstly because there are quite a lot of...

LOOK: This Is An Eclipse Happening 63 Light Years From Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has managed to take an X-ray image of an eclipse occurring in a star system more than 63 light years from Earth. The picture is the first time...

Planet Hunter Declared Dead In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

A satellite that discovered the first known rocky exoplanet has been officially retired after its on-board computer failed. The COROT mission launc...

Three 'Potentially Habitable' Planets Found Around Nearby Star

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Tech

Three potentially habitable 'Super Earth' worlds have been found orbiting a triple-star system just 22 light years from Earth. Gliese 667C is relat...

'Tatooine'-Style Planets May Be Perfect For Life

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech

Planets that orbit two suns at once are an image more familiar from Star Wars and science fiction, rather than science fact. But according to new ...

Giant Alien Worlds May Resemble 'Flying Toasters' In Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech

Strange, alien worlds detected in deep space may be linked to their stars with electric currents, and might even resemble giant electric toasters, new...

Rare Star Alignment May Open Up Search For Our Nearest Alien Neighbours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech

A rare alignment of stars will give scientists the chance to find the closest alien world to our Solar System. Astronomers around the world are cur...

Alien World Is 'Seven Times Bigger Than Jupiter'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

An alien world seven times the size of Jupiter has been found in a distant star system. Astronomers detected clouds of carbon monoxide and water va...