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 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)
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 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 water has been found on most planets studied but not in the quantities scientists expected. Find out what this means for the search for life in space. (4:30 min read)
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)
Is there life on Mars? Nobody knows. Why not try Venus? There could be life in the clouds. Learn more. (4:00 min read)
Scientists have been proposing a new "Planet X" in our solar system. Now two scientists suggest that it's a black hole. Find out why.