Astronomy student discovers 17 new planets

2 years ago — Long Read

An astronomy student from the University of British Columbia has discovered 17 new planets by combing through data gathered by NASA's Kepler mission.

How Engineers detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time

2 years ago — Long Read

With more than 4,000 exoplanets – planets orbiting stars other than our sun – discovered so far, it may seem like we are on the cusp of finding out whether...

NASA finds “Earth 2.0” in the stars

6 years ago — Quick Read

Described as “the closest twin to earth”, the new exoplanet has been named Kepler 452b. It is considered habitable for life by scientists because of its rocky terrain and the...