alien planet

Scientists find closest known alien planet to Earth EVER
Dec 17, 2012

Astronomers have already discovered about 800 confirmed expolanets in our universe, with thousands more still awaiting further investigation. But even among a crowd like that, there are standout finds. Scientists have just found the closet exoplanet to Earth yet, and it might not be alone.

Scientists confirm: We've taken the 1st photo of an alien planet
Dec 14, 2012

See that circled dot in the photo above? That's the first photo ever taken by a ground-based telescope of a planet outside our solar system—and confirmation of that has been a long time coming.