Astronomers have found another planet just outside our solar system, which could be in just the right spot of its star orbit to support life.Read More
A massive planet has been found more than 340 light years away, in a solar system that contains not just one sun, but three. That means this unique world experiences a sunrise and set three times every day!Read More
UK scientists are stepping up their efforts to search for alien life, forming the United Kingdom Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (UK SETI) Research Network. Academics from various British institutions have banded together to form a "small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss their work."
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have found what could prove to be the beginnings of a Gas Giant planet. Roughly 335 lightyears away, still in the swirling disc of gas and dust, it could be the world's first observable planetary formation.
An international team of astronomers, led by academics from the University of Central Lancashire has found "the largest known structure in the universe." To put its size into perspective, it would take 4 billion years for a vehicle travelling at the speed of light just to cross it.
Astronomers have discovered a new Super-Earth, which could have the same climate as our planet and have the ability to support life.
A study conducted by Cornell University astronomers has concluded that Earth must have a second moon, calculated via counting the population of "irregular natural satellites that are temporarily captured by Earth." This has also been backed up by a sighting of one of these 'orbiters' by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona.