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NASA’s TESS spacecraft has spotted 2,200 new worlds

It wasn’t all that long ago that humans didn’t even know for sure if planets existed outside of our solar system. We can see stars, of course, but spotting planets orbiting those stars? >>

If you’re eager to find aliens, this is great news

A new study suggests that habitable exoplanets may be plentiful in our home galaxy, The Milky Way. Researchers crunched data on thousands of exoplanets that were discovered using NASA’s Kepler space telescope. Unfortunately >>

Alien life may thrive on dusty planets, researchers say

Researchers suggest exoplanets with dusty atmospheres may have a better shot at supporting life on their surfaces. Planets with dusty atmospheres may have more stable temperatures on their surfaces, which is a big >>

This new exoplanet is so hot it rains liquid metal

Astronomers detected a distant exoplanet with iron rain.  Iron is vaporized due to high daytime temperatures and then condenses into rain as it moves to the cooler night side, becoming rain.  The planet >>

One of NASA’s exoplanet hunters has gone quiet

NASA has a lot of high-tech hardware cruising around in space right now, but one of the space agency’s pint-sized exoplanet hunters appears to have gone dark. In a post by NASA’s Jet >>