Researchers had hoped that at least 300 of them would be the size of our home planet. Well, they found one.
The novel method can reveal spicy new insights into the lives of planets orbiting stars far, far away.
Helium was predicted to be one of the most common elements of exoplanets, but was only recently observed for the first time.
The method is a lot like tracing the ripples made by a rock thrown in a pond.
A cloudless exoplanet has become a benchmark for astronomers to gauge sodium content in alien worlds.
It took abnormally look considering helium is the 2nd most abundant element in the universe.
It will have time to find just a couple more candidate exoplanets.
Three of the newly-discovered planets are so-called super-Earths.
Space exploration made easy.
This odd world hundreds of light-years away could teach us about how planets in our solar system formed.
Who knows — this might make a great second home.
A ninth planet 10 times bigger than Earth might be lurking far away within the solar system.
This could be a game changer.
It’s the ‘blackest’ planet we’ve found.
It’s the best candidate for an alien moon we’ve encountered so far.
That’s one hot tomato!
An extraordinarily inflated planet could prove very lucrative in our quest to find other habitable planets.
What a great day for science!