Exoplanet Stories


NASA Astronomer Sees Power in Community, Works to Build More

5 min read

Science is often portrayed as a solitary affair, where discoveries are made by lone geniuses toiling in isolation. But Dr. Natasha Batalha, an astronomer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, says solving problems with the people around…


Discovery Alert: Glowing Cloud Points to a Cosmic Collision

3 min read

Scientists find that a glowing cloud that obscured a star was caused by a cataclysmic collision of two giant exoplanets.


Discovery Alert: A ‘Super-Earth’ in the Habitable Zone

4 min read

A newly discovered 'super-Earth' dwells in the habitable zone of its parent star – and might have a roughly Earth-sized companion.