A solitary planet in an eccentric orbit around an ancient star may help astronomers understand exactly how such planetary systems are formed.
Aliens are highly likely to undergo natural selection, shows new research.
The Cassini space probe discovered liquid lakes, poisonous gases and the basic elements of life on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Despite not being able to see them, we know a fair bit about our exoplanet neighbours.
Even if alien life is never discovered, all is not lost.
Hardy lifeforms such as tardigrades can survive almost anything.
You may even be able to find other planets around the star closest to our solar system.
Researchers recently discovered the hottest planet known. But which one is the coldest? And the biggest?
The planet is more similar to Earth than any other – except when it comes to supporting life.
Plants on other planets are bound to be even weirder than the strangest ones we find on Earth – if they even exist.
A Darwin mechanic's success in the hunt for new exoplanets shows how amateur and professional scientists can work together on new research.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
There has been much excitement this week about the possibility of water -- and life -- on some newly discovered exoplanets. But we can look closer to home for evidence of ET.
Several of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting a small star appear to be locked in an intricate dance that hints at how such planetary systems can form.
If there's life on one of the Earth's seven sisters, chances are it has spread to all of them.
Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a Universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.
Over the last 20 years, advances in the field of exoplanet discovery have excited the imaginations of scientists and enthusiasts alike. But we're in position to know yet whether a planet is habitable.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Ruby and sapphire clouds may be hovering over exoplanet HAT-P-7b.