planets










A simulated sunset from a foreign solar system — what a dreamy dusk. PhysOrg writes: Professor Frederic Pont, of the University of Exeter, imagined what it might really look like if a…


Is this where humankind will be living in a couple millenia? In a solar system 600 light years away spins the newly-spotted Kebler 22-b, a rocky planet with oceans covering two-thirds of…



When we look up at the night sky we see millions of  twinkling stars. But how many planets are we not seeing? Astronomers’ new study has found that ‘Jupiter-like gas giants’ are…






Scientists are intrigued by a newly-noticed, watery, Earth-like planet, spotted orbiting a small star 40 light years from us. From the Telegraph: The planet is believed to be too hot to sustain…


Alan Boyle in Wired Science: If there’s still someone out there who thinks science and politics never mix, the story behind the Battle of Prague should change your mind. Some have cast…