Latest Goldilocks planet Stories
NASA's Kepler spacecraft is discovering a veritable avalanche of alien worlds. Recent finds include planets with double suns, massive "super-Earths" and "hot Jupiters," and a miniature solar system.
Volunteers are being asked to join in the hunt in looking for nearby planets that could support life. Volunteers can visit the Planet Hunters website to see time-lapsed images of 150,000 stars that were taken by the Kepler space telescope.
Researchers have discovered a new, roughly Earth-sized planet that they believe could sustain life.
- Large; stout; burly.