Kepler space telescope To date, a huge majority of exoplanets we know of have been discovered by the Kepler space telescope team. Launched on 7 March 2009, Kepler…

Meet the scientists who are hunting for worlds outside our Solar System in an attempt to find Earth-like planets that, like our own, could be hospitable to life….

Transit method As a planet passes in front of a distant star, it will cause a dip in the brightness of the star relative to us. Therefore, by…

SuperWASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) While telescopes like Kepler cost hundreds of millions of dollars, planet hunting doesn’t require a fortune to succeed. One such project is…

Discover how our home, along with our Solar System neighbours and every other planet in the universe, was born from a chaotic cloud of dust and gas. In…

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Some people are still unhappy about Pluto’s demotion to a dwarf planet, but it’s in good company — there are some fascinating celestial bodies in this category. What…