The artist's concept depicts NASA's Kepler mission's smallest habitable zone planet. Seen in the foreground is Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. (Source: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Tim Pyle)

NASA Discovers 715 New Planets

The universe as we know it just got bigger. On Wednesday, NASA announced that they had discovered 715 planets circling 305 stars outside of our solar system.


An artist's conception of Kepler-78b orbiting its parent star once every 8.5 hours. (Source: David A. Aguilar)

Scientists Discover First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet Like Ours

Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that’s close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first.

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NASA has confirmed that Kepler-22-B could sustain life.

Habitable Planet Found Outside Our Solar System

A telescope in space has discovered a huge planet just outside our solar system which would be an ideal place for life.


This artist's conception shows the inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system and their host star. (Credit: NASA/Lynette Clark)

NASA Makes New Planetary Discoveries

An orbiting NASA telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life, including more than 50 potential planets that appear to be in the habitable zone.