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)

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)

Exoplanet Giant Orbiting White Dwarf Star

Exoplanet Giant Orbiting Tiny White Dwarf

A giant exoplanet has been discovered orbiting a tiny white dwarf star only a quarter of the planet's size. That's right, the planet is far larger in size than its star. Find out why this matters to our search for life on other worlds. (4:30 min read)