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Feature: Exoplanets

2 March 2020

Your Guide to Exoplanets

Learn why and how we study exoplanets, and how you can get involved.

2 March 2020

Our Exoplanets Research

Scientists are searching for 100 Earth-like planets around other stars, and you can help.

Swapna Krishna ● 12 March 2020

What is the Habitable Zone?

The habitable zone is the not-too-hot, not-too-cold region around a star where liquid water can exist.

Emily Lakdawalla ● 2 March 2020

The Different Kinds of Exoplanets
You Meet in the Milky Way

Lava worlds. Hot Jupiters. Earth 2.0 candidates. Here's a rundown of some notable exoplanets.

Emily Lakdawalla & Staff ● 2 March 2020

How to Search for Exoplanets

Some methods almost sound like science fiction: Using gravity as a magnifying glass, watching stars wobble at turtle-like speeds, and searching for tiny dips in starlight.

2 March 2020

Your guide to WFIRST

WFIRST, NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets.

Blogs & Articles

Happy 2008!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Deep Impact snatches science data from Earth-Moon flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2007

Deep Impact snatches science data from Earth-Moon flyby

Deep Impact spotted

Emily Lakdawalla • December 30, 2007

Deep Impact spotted

Kaguya has begun science operations

Emily Lakdawalla • December 28, 2007

Kaguya has begun science operations

Potential Mars impactor update

Emily Lakdawalla • December 27, 2007

Potential Mars impactor update

The Year in Pictures 2007

Emily Lakdawalla • December 26, 2007

The Year in Pictures 2007

Merry Christmas

Emily Lakdawalla • December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Another blast from Galileo's past: Europa

Emily Lakdawalla • December 24, 2007

Another blast from Galileo's past: Europa

Alert the Martian Defense Force!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 21, 2007

Alert the Martian Defense Force!

NASA announces delay of Mars Scout launch until 2013

Emily Lakdawalla • December 21, 2007

NASA announces delay of Mars Scout launch until 2013

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