A doomed planet orbiting an aging star has been observed for the first time. Find out what this discovery can contribute to our search for life on other worlds.
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 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)