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‘Homeless’ planet without a star discovered

Astronomers have identified the first ever ‘rogue’ planet that wanders around with no star to orbit. Scientists had suspected that such planets could …

Planet discovered in Alpha Centauri system

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized world in orbit around the next nearest star system to our own. The small rocky planet is the lightest exopl…

Astronomers discover huge diamond planet

A planet twice the size of the Earth and made up mostly of diamond has been discovered by astronomers. Known as 55 Cancri e, the planet is one of five…

Astronomers search for Dyson Spheres

Three astronomers have been awarded a grant to assist them in locating Dyson Spheres in space. The concept of a Dyson Sphere was first proposed in 196…

Newfound planet may support alien life

Astronomers have identified an extrasolar planet that is a top contender in the hunt for alien life. Known as a ’super-Earth’, the planet Gliese 163c …

Exoplanet covered in magma discovered

Astronomers have found an alien world that could be the closest known planet smaller than the Earth. At two-thirds the size of our own planet and just…

Fifth moon of Pluto discovered

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a new moon orbiting Pluto. Known as ‘P5′, the small moon is only between 6 and 15 miles a…

‘Impossible’ binary stars discovered

Astronomers have discovered two red dwarf stars orbiting one another in a record breaking 2.5 hours. While binary star systems are quite common in our…

Astronomers observe oldest known galaxy

A team of astronomers from Japan believe they’ve observed a galaxy that is 12.91 billion years old. Several claims have been made over the years of th…

‘Water world’ discovered

Astronomers have discovered a distant extrasolar water planet shrouded in a thick steamy atmosphere. It is the first planet of its kind ever found, at…