Another solar system has more planets than ours...and here's what we're…

We keep making amazing exoplanet discoveries, but our solar system has still had two big trump cards: we're the only one known to have life (obviously), and we've got the most planets of any known solar system. Well, about that... » 4/08/12 1:00pm 4/08/12 1:00pm

Potentially habitable "Super-Earth" is among 50 newly discovered…

HD 85512 b is a rocky planet about 3.6 times the mass of Earth, located right at the edge of its star's habitable zone. That means it's capable of supporting life... and the early results suggest it's a very real possibility. » 9/12/11 11:19am 9/12/11 11:19am