Astronomers say they have captured the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star alongside two giant exoplanets, located about 300 light years away.
An exoplanet more than double the size of Earth could potentially be habitable, astronomers have found.
Astronomers have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours – the shortest orbital period ever seen for a planet of its type.
Exoplanets are too far away to travel to, but may hold the answers to whether there is other life in the universe.
Scientists in the UK have made a “world first” discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life.
Nasa’s planet spotting telescope has uncovered another three planets, which scientists say include the first nearby super-Earth.
Scientists say they have discovered three new planets outside our solar system which orbit a star situated 73 light years away from Earth.
Nearly 100 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system have been discovered by scientists.