Astronomers now routinely discover planets orbiting stars outside of the solar system — they're called exoplanets.
Scientists who study exoplanets explain how the James Webb Space Telescope will study exoplanet atmospheres.
For over 70 years, astronomers have been scanning for radio or optical signals from other civilizations in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, called SETI.
Every 10 years, astronomers and astrophysicists outline priorities for the hardware they need in the decadal survey on astronomy and astrophysics.
On June 25, 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a much-anticipated report on UFOs to Congress.