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Gliese 581d, one of the exoplanets considered potential homes for alien creatures seems to show even more promise on further investigation.
Just because a planet was ejected from its solar system doesn't mean its oceans can't stay liquid long enough to host some basic life.
Kepler's first survey gives us a list of over 1,200 new potential planets and shows that terrestrial planets may be as common as we hoped.
Astronomers found a planet on death row orbiting a dying star. The kicker? That solar system was born in another galaxy.
An extrasolar Hot Jupiter called Upsilon Andromedae b has a hot spot in one of the strangest and most awkward possible places in its atmosphere and scientists aren't quite sure why.