Kepler Space Telescope

'Goldilocks World' Is Most Earth-Like Planet Found Outside Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech

A newly discovered rocky planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe. Kepler-186f is almost exactly the...

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 (...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Aliens May Pilot Stars With 'Mega Mirrors'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Tech

Aliens may be piloting their stars through the galaxy - and we might be able to find them. The idea of a solar engine itself dates back to 1948, w...

'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...

Could This Alien Solar System Contain Two 'Earths'?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered two planets potentially able to support life in the same solar system - raising the tantalising possibility of two alien w...