For centuries humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Now we are finally one step closer to knowing the answer. Since the discovery of the first planet orbiting another star in 1995, we know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. In fact, these "extra-solar" planets appear to be quite common.
No one has yet found an Earth-like world with conditions similar to ours, but as the quest for extra-solar planets continues the possibility exists that one day we might find life elsewhere in the Universe, born in the light of another sun. Join us on an adventure as we explore Extreme Planets.