A detailed look at what we know about potentially habitable extraterestial planets from recent evidence from the Keppler mission and other developments including ten planetary systems that may have the potential to support life.
The Voyager I probe is now 35 years into its mission and 11.4 billion miles from home. Scientists believe the probe is about to enter interstellar space and for the first time humanity will get a glimpse at what lies between the stars.
Astronomers have, for the first time, spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars. The planets were also the first to be found in a dense stellar environment. The new found Jupiter size planets are not habitable.
Astronomers have a powerful new tool to help them in their search for planets outside of our solar system. Project 1640 is a first-of-its-kind, high-contrast imaging program which combines high-tech instrumentation and software, giving scientists the ability to spot planets orbiting distant suns in star systems outside of our solar system.