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Planets/moons

The SETI Institute leads the hunt for extraterrestrials, which has entered a new phase with myriad planets to focus on.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Researchers find plausible, alien-free explanation for observations of star KIC 8462852.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Several exoplanets were found before the 1995 discovery that netted Mayor and Didier this year’s physics Nobel. Why weren’t the others honored?

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New research suggests the interstellar interlopers may indicate the presence of a vast number of as yet undetected giant exoplanets.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The new laureates discovered the first planet orbiting a solar-type star and improved our understanding of how the universe evolved.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Enjoy the start of astronomical autumn with black holes, a comet, star clusters and other stunning images.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Image set in space with watery, bluish planet in foreground and faint star in background.

Planet K2-18b is about twice as wide as Earth and located about 110 light-years away.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Take a tour through the lenses of space telescopes.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

How you cover a trip to the moon and share the news with the world.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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