A giant, intact planet has been discovered orbiting close to a white dwarf star for the first time, a new study suggests.
Two giant planets have been observed performing a “gravitational dance” far away from Earth.
Scientists are ramping up their efforts in the search for signs of alien life.
Giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought, astronomers say.
Scientists in the UK have made a “world first” discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life.
Two distant planets collided head-on to create an iron-rich world with nearly 10 times the mass of Earth, astronomers believe.
A dramatic death is predicted for the sun in 10 billion years time as our parent star morphs into a planetary nebula, say UK scientists.
New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside our solar system.
A new approach to spotting alien biology at work could increase the chances of finding life on other planets.
Early risers were treated to a glimpse of a cosmic event on Sunday morning as Jupiter and Mars appeared side-by-side in the sky – looking like very bright stars.
Although Mars is now pretty dry, scientists have just found evidence that it might have been wetter in the past than anyone had thought.
STARGAZERS have a chance to shine while planets brighten the North-east sky.