Kepler telescope

Planetary system of Gliese 581
07 Jan, 2015

Newly discovered planet is 40 per cent hotter than Earth – but sits in the 'Goldilocks zone' with liquid water

Artist’s impression of Kepler-10c.
03 Jun, 2014

Discovery of planet 17 times heavier than Earth raises new hope of finding life elsewhere in the universe

27 Feb, 2014

Findings represent the 'largest windfall of planets' ever announced – and some may be habitable

16 Oct, 2012

Amateur planet hunters find new world, PH1, the first of its kind ever seen