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Astronomers unveil ’super-exotic’ exoplanet


April 29th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet - described as the densest known solid planet in existence.An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system.The ... Read more...

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Densest solid planet known ’super-exotic super-Earth’ unveiled


April 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet, which is the densest solid planet known.The planet, named 55 Cancri e, is 60 percent larger ... Read more...

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Earth’s value: 3,000 trillion pounds


February 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A scientist has thought up of a formula to calculate the worth of planet Earth and has valued it at 3,000 trillion pounds. Astrophysicist Greg Laughlin came up ... Read more...

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Scientists discover hottest ever planet


January 28th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) An exoplanet has been found to be the hottest planet discovered so far with a record-breaking temperature of 3,200 degrees Celsius.The planet WASP-33b, is also known as HD15082. ... Read more...

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‘Hottest’ planet found has scorching heat of 3,200 Degree C


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists claim to have found the hottest planet ever, where temperatures are a scorching 3200 Degrees Celsius.Called WASP-33b or HD15082, the exoplanet is 380 light-years away in the ... Read more...

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Hot Jupiter exoplanet discovery sheds light on evolution of planetary systems


January 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): New findings suggest that the discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of ... Read more...

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Kepler 10b planet discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA spacecraft, Kepler has discovered the smallest exoplanet so far.The new planet called Kepler 10b is about 1.4 times the diameter of earth. The discovery of ... 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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Astronomers discover new planet in planetary system similar to our own


December 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Astronomers have announced the discovery of a fourth giant planet outside our solar system, strengthening the similarities between a distant planetary system and our own.The astronomers say the ... Read more...

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Strange ‘hot spot’ seen on distant exoplanet


October 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a new study by the NASA team operating the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope a warm spot has been seen in the atmosphere of a 'hot Jupiter' ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect first superstorm on exoplanet


June 24th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Astronomers have, for the first time, measured a superstorm in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied "hot Jupiter " HD209458b.The results have been published in the ... Read more...

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Hubble observes star eating a planet


May 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, called the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS), has observed that the hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy being ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover new planet in Milky Way


March 19th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A planet discovered 1,500 light years from Earth is remarkably similar to those in our own solar system, according to astronomers. The Jupiter-size world, called Corot-9b, is orbiting a ... Read more...

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Most Earthlike planet may be more like volcanic Jupiter moon Io


February 6th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A study has suggested that CoRoT-7b, which is the most Earthlike world yet found outside our solar system, may really be the first in a new class ... Read more...

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‘We will find Earth’s twin in 2010′, predicts scientist


January 26th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): One of the world's leading astronomers has predicted that scientists will have detected the first truly Earth-like planet outside the solar system by the end of this year.According ... Read more...

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Second smallest exoplanet spotted


January 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Astronomers have spotted an extrasolar planet with a mass just four times that of Earth.Experts from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and other institutions made the finding ... Read more...

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Second smallest exoplanet found to date is only 4 times Earth’s mass


January 8th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of astronomers, using the Keck Observatory, has discovered the second smallest exoplanet, which is only four times the mass of Earth.Dubbed HD156668b, the planet orbits ... Read more...

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Proposed exoplanet may not exist after all


December 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): If a new research is to be believed, a proposed exoplanet near a star some 6 parsecs from Earth may not exist after all.Ground-based astrometry has been ... Read more...

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Scientists report discovery of 32 new exoplanets


October 20th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): With help from the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), scientists have reported the discovery of 32 new exoplanets."HARPS is a unique, extremely high precision instrument ... Read more...

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Simulation suggests exoplanet’s atmosphere is made up of rocks


October 1st, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A simulation developed by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis has suggested that the atmosphere of COROT-7b, an exoplanet discovered last February by the COROT space telescope, ... Read more...

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Astronomers find first rocky planet outside solar system


September 17th, 2009 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (DPA) A group of European astronomers said Wednesday that they had found the first known rocky planet outside the solar system. The find by European Southern Observatory scientists in Garching, ... Read more...

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‘NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope may find habitable moons’


September 13th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 13 (ANI): There are thousands of habitable moons orbiting planets in other solar systems trillions of miles from our own, British scientists say.On the basis of mathematical calculations, scientists at ... Read more...

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‘Super Earth’ has rocky surface, say astronomers


August 7th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 7 (ANI): European astronomers have said that the smallest planet yet detected outside our Solar System, dubbed 'Super Earth', appears to have a solid surface.According to a report by ABC ... Read more...

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‘Noisy’ stars masks planet’s true size


July 10th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 10 (ANI): A German study has suggested that astronomers observing exoplanets around other stars may be underestimating their size because of active stars that add 'noise' to the observation of ... Read more...

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First planet spotted outside the Milky Way may lie in Andromeda galaxy


June 15th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A team of astronomers has claimed to have seen hints of the first planet to be spotted outside the Milky Way galaxy, in the Andromeda galaxy.According to a ... Read more...

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First extragalactic exoplanet may have been found by gravitational microlensing


June 11th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI: A team of scientists has used gravitational microlensing to come up with a tentative detection of the first extragalactic exoplanet in Andromeda, our nearest large galactic neighbour.In gravitational ... Read more...

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New technique could find water and life on Earth-like planets


May 26th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Using instruments aboard the Deep Impact spacecraft, a team of astronomers and astrobiologists has devised a technique to tell whether an Earth-like exoplanet harbors liquid water, which in ... Read more...

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New technique will detect water on earth-like planets


May 26th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Since the early 1990s, astronomers have discovered more than 300 planets orbiting far away stars, nearly all of them being gas giants like Jupiter. Now, powerful telescopes, ... Read more...

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Scientists announce discovery of lightest exoplanet found so far


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have announced the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far, which is only about twice the mass of our Earth.The planet, "e", lies in the ... Read more...

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Most Earthlike planet yet found may have water and life


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In a new research, an astronomer has suggested that the most Earthlike planet yet found has conditions right for liquid water, and life as we know it.According ... Read more...

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Hidden exoplanet seen by scientist in Hubble’s archives


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): A scientist has identified an exoplanet that went undetected in Hubble images taken in 1998.The scientist, David Lafreniere of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, detected the planet ... Read more...

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NASAs Kepler mission to search for Earth-sized planets


March 4th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): NASAs Kepler mission, which is all set to launch on March 6, will take a long look at the stars in the constellation Cygnus, searching for an ... Read more...

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Lightest known exoplanet weighs just 1.4 Earths


January 20th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): The lightest known exoplanet, called MOA-2007-BLG-192-L b, may be even smaller than earlier thought, according to a study. Scientists initially believed that the exoplanet weighed 3.3 Earths. But ... Read more...

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Discovery of exoplanet with CO2 may lead to detection of other Earths


December 9th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The discovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like planet 63 light-years away has fuelled hopes for the detection of habitable exoplanets in the ... Read more...

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Hubble takes first visible light snapshot of a planet circling another star


November 14th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Nov 14 (ANI): The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible light snapshot of a planet circling another star.Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiters mass, ... Read more...

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