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Scientists discover first Earth-Size planets outside the Milky Way


December 21st, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
MOFFET FIELD, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. scientists have spotted the first Earth-size planets which are orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, NASA announced on Tuesday. The planets are unlikely ... Read more...

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Earth-sized planets found beyond solar system


December 21st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, the US space agency has announced.The planets, called Kepler-20e ... Read more...

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50bn planets in Milky Way, estimates first cosmic census


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): The first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy has suggested that there are at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way.And some 500 million of those ... Read more...

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Smallest rocky planet outside solar system found


January 11th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first rocky planet, called Kepler-10b.The planet measures 1.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest planet ever discovered outside our ... Read more...

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Universe to end in 5 billion years, predict scientists


October 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Right around the time when Sun is slated to die, the universe too would come to an end-in just five billion years-a new study has predicted.The prediction ... Read more...

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Earth-size planets ‘prevalent’ in our Milky Way galaxy


October 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study funded by NASA and the University of California has revealed that nearly one in four stars similar to the Sun may host planets as small ... Read more...

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Found: Second smallest planet outside solar system


January 14th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Astronomers have detected an extrasolar planet with a mass just four times that of Earth. The planet, which orbits its parent star HD156668 about once every four days, ... Read more...

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NASA’s planet hunting mission delayed due to electronic glitch


October 31st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission, which would search for planets around other stars, is unlikely to detect any Earth-like exoplanets before 2011 due to an electronic glitch.According to a report ... Read more...

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Earth-sized moons may orbit around ‘hot Jupiters’


September 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that giant gas planets like Jupiter, which orbit close to their parent star, could harbour moons the size of Earth.According to ... Read more...

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Search begins for Earth-sized planets around other stars


June 26th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, US, is partnering on a historic search for Earth-sized planets around other stars.STScI is the data archive center for NASA's ... 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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New telescope improves chances of finding aliens


June 11th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI: Astronomers, using the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) on La Palma have confirmed an effective way to search the atmospheres of planets for signs of life, vastly improving our ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler mission sends first shots of planet-hunting territory


April 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has captured its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth. The new "first light" images show the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler mission begins hunt for planets like Earth


April 17th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission has taken its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth.The new images show the mission's target ... Read more...

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Detecting Earth-like planets harder than previously thought


March 20th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that it would be much more difficult to detect Earth-sized worlds that are habitable than previously believed. The study, by Lisa ... Read more...

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NASAs Kepler mission blasts off in search of Earth-like planets


March 7th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): NASAs Kepler mission, which would search other Earth-like planets, has been successfully launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US, aboard a United Launch ... Read more...

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NASAs Kepler mission to search for Earth-like planets


March 6th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): NASAs Kepler mission is all set to take off on March 6 from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, in a mission that ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler mission to begin quest to find planets hosting life


February 20th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) NASA's Kepler spacecraft is ready to begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life. It is scheduled for blast-off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft all set to search for Earth-like worlds


February 20th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): NASAs Kepler spacecraft is all set to be moved to the launch pad and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot one of the most densest planets in the known Universe


December 11th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Astronomers have used an ultra sensitive camera to measure the precise size of a planet around a distant star, and determine that it is one of the ... Read more...

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Habitable worlds may hide in Jupiter-like planets wake


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Computer generated simulations by a scientist have indicated that habitable planets may be hidden in the wake of Jupiter-like planets as they orbit distant stars.According to a ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking calls for colonization of Moon and Mars


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking has called for a massive investment in establishing colonies on the Moon and Mars, arguing that the world should devote about 10 times ... Read more...

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Astro Comb will scout for Earthlike planets


April 3rd, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 3 (ANI): A new technology dubbed as the Astro Comb, which is the scientific equivalent of a fine-toothed comb, may soon start search for Earthlike planets outside our solar ... Read more...

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