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Planet Hunters

NASA Space Telescope Is Broken

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outs...

NASA Announces Ambitious Missions For 2017

Posted 04.07.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/06/2013 09:05 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA has picked two new low-cost missions for launch in 2017: a planet-hunting satel...

Alien Planet Bonanza Reported By Astronomy Group

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Science

Evidence for 42 alien planets has been found by a group of amateurs, just days after NASA announced it had discovered 461 new planet "candidates." ...

DISCOVERED: One-Of-A-Kind Alien Planet

Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner Published: 10/15/2012 11:52 AM EDT on SPACE.com Amateur astronomers have helped discover an alien planet with two suns and a t...

Backyard Astronomer Discovers New Planet

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

There are billions of planets in our galaxy, and a hot, Neptune-sized planet orbiting an ordinary star called SPH10066540 might not seem unusual, but ...

Astronomers: Discovery Of Earth-Like Planets Inevitable

space.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Planet hunters say it's just a matter of time before they lasso Earth's twin, which almost surely is hiding somewhere in our star-studded galaxy. Mom...