Super-Earth Planets Orbiting Red Dwarf Star

Super-Earth Planets: Red Dots Announce Latest Discovery

Super-Earth planets are planets between the size of Earth and Neptune. Find out about the research team called Red Dots and their planetary discoveries. (4:30 min read)

Intelligent Life on Other Planets - Kepler Space Telescope

Intelligent Life on Other Planets: Odds of Finding It

Intelligent life on other planets has fascinated our culture for centuries. Find out what two new studies tell us about our likelihood of discovering it. (5:00 min read)

Planets Without Suns - Planet with hot, molten surface.

Planets Without Suns: Can They Sustain Life?

Planets without suns float around orphaned in interstellar space. We've always assumed they couldn't support life. Find out why that view is changing. (4:30 min read)

Astrobiology - JUICE Orbiter around Jupiter

Astrobiology: 3 Questions We Need to Answer

Astrobiology is working to answer three fundamental questions. Find out what they are and how NASA is coordinating efforts to get to the bottom of them. (4:30 min)

Planets Formed - Stellar Nursery

Planets Form From Stardust – Rapidly and Frequently

Planets form by gathering dust, not from smaller bodies crashing into each other. Find out why this is both promising and thrilling for the search for life. (4:00 min read)

Habitable Planet Orbiting Black Hole

Habitable Planets Orbiting Black Holes

Habitable planets orbiting a black hole are the setting for the Christoper Nolan film "Interstellar." Find out what scientists found when they considered the possibility in real life. (4:30 min read)

Martian Colonies - Mars Rover

Martian Colonies Impossible Due to Radiation

Martian colonies are back in the news after a tweet storm by Elon Musk. Find out how an astrobiologist instantly shot down his plans. (4:00 min read)

Student Intern discovered this plan with two suns

Student Intern Discovers Planet With Two Suns

A student intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has discovered a planet orbiting two binary stars. It's the first one the TESS team has spotted. Find out why this discovery tells us more about our own planet's formation. (3:30 min read)

Earthlike Planet Found by NASA’s TESS

Earthlike planets are the target of NASA and MIT's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). This week TESS found its first earth-sized planet orbiting in its suns' habitable zone. Find out why NASA scientists are calling this discovery "exciting." (4:00 min read)