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Beyond our solar system

Space is a big place – it's filled with a wide variety of celestial objects like stars, exoplanets, black holes, and galaxies. Buckle up and discover the wonders of the cosmos.


The exoplanet zoo

What is an exoplanet? Discover types of planets beyond our solar system and some famous exoplanets.

Detecting exoplanets

How do astronomers discover new exoplanets? Learn more about the transit method and the radial velocity method.

Brown dwarfs

Failed star... or super planet? These objects are difficult to categorize but they are brilliant in the infrared.

The mysteries of dark matter and dark energy

Scientists now believe that about 96 percent of the universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy.

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