exoplanets

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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Hyderabad’s Birla observatory to open for public


November 15th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre, described as India's best amateur observatory, is all set to open for public from Thursday.The observatory at Birla ... Read more...

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Exoplanets with two suns sprout black plants: Study


April 21st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Exoplanets with two suns may have trees and shrubs that are black or grey instead of the more familiar green, according to a new study.It also suggested that ... 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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Spectrum of young extrasolar planet reveals its uniqueness


August 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): By measuring the temperature of a young gas-giant planet around another star using the W. M. Keck Observatory, University of Hawaii astronomers have unveiled surprising results.They have found ... Read more...

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NASA discovers 2 new planets


August 27th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA with the aid of its Kepler Space Telescope has detected two exoplanets that are shaped like Saturn, and they are crossing in front of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover richest planetary system


August 25th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180 using ESO's world-leading HARPS instrumentThere's evidence of two more planets in ... Read more...

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Scientists discover planets in unusually intimate dance around dying star


July 28th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Astronomers have found two planet systems with pairs of gas giant planets locked in an orbital embrace.The intimate dance is closer around a dying star in one of ... Read more...

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Detector technology ‘to help NASA find earth-like exoplanets’


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new detector technology could help NASA directly image and characterize exoplanets.Rochester Institute of Technology scientist Don Figer is developing technology that can withstand the radiation in space, ... Read more...

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Scientists find youngest planet outside our solar system


June 11th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified the youngest known planet outside our solar system and established that planets can grow up fast.According to researchers, Beta Pictoris b is already fully ... Read more...

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Erratic orbits of neighbouring planets may make life sustenance difficult


May 25th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Astronomers have found that fluctuating orbits of surrounding planets around a seemingly habitable planet could render life impossible on it.New findings from computer modelling show that the forces ... 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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How ‘cosmic electric toaster’ puffs up planets to gigantic size


March 9th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have explained how a planet-sized version of an electric toaster heats up some exoplanets to puff up to gigantic size.More than 150 planets ... Read more...

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Thousands of new worlds waiting to be identified, say scientists


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, March 3 (ANI): A report from the Institute of Physics, US, has predicted that an era of planet discovery is dawning that will see thousands of new worlds identified in the ... 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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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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Sun glints can help detect oceans and lakes on habitable exoplanets


January 6th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): With the help of two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, it has been revealed that bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers 5 earth-like exoplanets


January 5th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered its first five new Earth-like exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.Kepler's high sensitivity to both small and large planets enabled the ... Read more...

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Top 10 discoveries of the decade


December 29th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 29 (ANI): An article in Discovery News has listed the top ten discoveries of the decade.At number 10 is the discovery of Eris in 2005, a minor body that ... Read more...

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Planets may assemble around stars more quickly than anyone thought possible


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has said that two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect coldest ever companion of a Sun-like star


December 8th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 8 (ANI): Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered and directly imaged a faint celestial body that orbits the star GJ 758, which at a temperature of ... 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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Dirty stars make good solar system hosts


October 8th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): Using new computer simulations, scientists have suggested that dirty stars that are full of dust and gas make good solar system hosts.When a star forms, collapsing from a ... Read more...

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Kepler Mission - NASA project to find more Earth-like planets


September 18th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
As per the Wikipedia, the Kepler Mission is designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. It was launched on March 7, 2009 and is named after the famous German astronomer ... 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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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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‘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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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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Scientists invent world’s fastest and most sensitive astronomical camera


June 19th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have invented the world's fastest and most sensitive astronomical camera that can take 1500 finely exposed images per second even when observing extremely faint objects.The first ... 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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Astronomers discover Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known


May 29th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A long-proposed tool for hunting planets has finally discovered a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known.The technique, called astrometry, was first attempted 50 years ago ... Read more...

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