distant planets

NASA’s Spitzer detects light of alien ‘Super-Earth’


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time."Spitzer has amazed us yet again," said ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on planet going the wrong way


June 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) All planets move around their stars in the same direction as the star spins - but now astronomers have stumbled onto one that goes the wrong ... Read more...

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Scientists ferret out planet-hunting targets with NASA telescope


April 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): US astronomers have discovered a new technique to identify close, faint stars using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer satellite.The technique would help in the hunt for planets that ... Read more...

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Dying white dwarf stars could be fertile ground for other Earths


March 31st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): The best place to look for planets that can support life is around dim, dying stars called white dwarfs.Eric Agol, a University of Washington associate professor of astronomy, ... Read more...

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‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

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Radiation would nix sex in space: NASA


February 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Cosmic radiation hitting human bodies would nix sex in space, NASA scientists assert. Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Centre found that without ... Read more...

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Chances of finding ET are unlikely, says astronomer


January 24th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Waiting to see the green little men? You may be in for a big disappointment, as a leading astronomer has concluded that there probably aren't any aliens out ... Read more...

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Spitzer telescope finds distant planet that lacks methane


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have made a rather strange finding about a distant planet- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in ... Read more...

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Outer planets of our solar system may have oceans of diamonds


January 18th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, January 18 (ANI): Scientists have said that the outer planets of our solar system may have oceans of diamonds.According to ABC News, a new report has suggested that oceans of ... Read more...

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‘Optical biopsy’ could take over invasive biopsies for breast cancer detection


November 6th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A researcher at University of Florida is close to make an "optical biopsy" that has the potential to determine whether growths are cancerous without even puncturing the skin.Owing ... Read more...

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Galactic magnetic fields may control boundaries of our solar system


October 17th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): The first all-sky maps developed by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft suggests that galactic magnetic fields may control the boundaries of our solar system.A "solar wind" of ... Read more...

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Largest Optical Telescope: Canarias


June 27th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD
For serving the task of distant viewing, scientists have come up with the latest, biggest and the most advanced telescope of the world made till date, known as The Gran Telescope ... Read more...

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Now, scientists to hunt for aliens by analyzing reflected light


June 15th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A new technique for detecting signs of life on distant planets by analyzing reflected light could soon lead astronomers to extra-terrestrial life.According to a report in the Telegraph, ... Read more...

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Scientist Mani Bhaumik to release children’s book Wednesday


December 30th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Leading physicist and international best-selling author Mani Bhaumik will unveil his first children's book “The Cosmic Detective” in Kolkata Wednesday.Billed as one of the biggest children's titles ... Read more...

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Computer simulations unveil truly alien weather on distant worlds


October 14th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Observations by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope and the computer simulations used to explain them, hint at weather patterns on distant planets that are truly alien to what ... Read more...

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