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Red, green and blue colours are best to find Earth-like planets


February 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found that red, green and blue coloured filters are the best to spot a planet that looks like Earth.Scientists used the mothership of ... 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 confirms presence of ‘baked cometary planet’


July 16th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has enabled scientists to confirm the existence of a super hot "cometary planet." The gas giant planet, named HD 209458b, is orbiting so ... Read more...

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Brand new planet-finding technique boosts chances of finding new Earths


July 9th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Using a completely new technique, astronomers from Germany, Bulgaria and Poland have discovered an exotic extrasolar planet-an approach that could find planets as small as the Earth in ... Read more...

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Deep Impact Spacecraft to fly past Earth for the last time


June 26th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): NASA's historic Deep Impact spacecraft, which is on its current University of Maryland-led EPOXI mission, will fly past Earth for the fifth and last time on Sunday, June ... 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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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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Scientists need to focus on pale red dots to find Earth-like planets


June 30th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 30 (ANI): A team of astronomers from Spain and the US has suggested that scientists looking for Earth-like planets in distant solar systems might find it more productive to focus ... 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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Extrasolar planets disappear after parent stars pluck them


April 28th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Billions of planets are orbiting stars outside our solar system, but many have disappeared after being plucked by the gravitational pull of their stars, according to a study. ... 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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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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Astronomers find Super-Neptune


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a planet somewhat larger and more massive than Neptune orbiting a star 120 light-years from Earth, which they ... Read more...

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Students discover unique planet five times the size of Jupiter


December 5th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Dec 5 (ANI): Three undergraduate students, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, have discovered a unique extrasolar planet, which is about five times as massive as Jupiter.The students, Meta de ... Read more...

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