giant 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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Blazing starry trail: accountant finds sixth comet in nine months (With Images)


August 27th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 27 (IANS) He spends most of his day at office and commuting to and from Mumbai in crowded suburban trains but accountant Shishir Deshmukh still finds time ... 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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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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Astronomers discover ‘Rosetta Stone’ for T-Dwarf stars


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a unique and exotic star system with a very cool methane-rich (or T-) dwarf star and a 'dying' white dwarf stellar remnant in orbit around ... Read more...

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NASA reveals Saturn is on a cosmic dimmer switch


November 11th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found that Saturn emitted gradually less energy each year from 2005 to 2009, but its southern hemisphere consistently emitted more energy than its northern ... Read more...

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Jupiter, Saturn played pinball with Uranus?


September 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): New simulations have suggested that Uranus may have batted back and forth between Jupiter and Saturn before being flung out to its present location.Previous modelling has shown that ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler discovers two planets transiting same star


August 27th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with two planets transiting the same star.The planets were named Kepler-9b and 9c.Kepler's ultra-precise camera measures tiny decreases ... Read more...

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NASA discovers first planetary system with two planets transiting same star


August 27th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with more than one planet crossing in front of, or transiting, the same star.The transit signatures 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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Trojan asteroids around Neptune could turn into comets that might hit Earth


July 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Material from the Trojan asteroids that exist around the orbit of Neptune could go on to become comets that could strike our planet, according to a new study.Many ... Read more...

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Many comets evolved in other solar systems


June 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Many well-known comets such as Halley and Hale-Bopp originally formed in other solar systems, according to a Queen's University researcher.The study, by Queen's University astronomy professor Martin Duncan ... Read more...

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Boffins uncover mystery behind Saturn’s mini moons


June 10th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have finally busted the mystery behind Saturn's midget moons.Conventional models suggest these moons are so small that collisions with comets should have shattered them much earlier.But ... Read more...

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10 percent of solar systems are like ours


January 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Ten percent of solar systems in the whole universe are like ours, says an astronomy study. "Now we know our place in the universe," said Ohio State University (OSU) ... Read more...

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Could our oceans have an extraterrestrial origin?


November 12th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Water did not originate on Earth as believed, but came into being from the turbulence caused by giant planets in the outer solar system, according to a new ... Read more...

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Transparent material may shed light on planets’ cores


July 27th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): In an experiment, a team of scientists has created a transparent material, which could provide some insight into the cores of Jupiter and the other giant planets.According to ... Read more...

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Solar system’s main asteroid belt may harbor icy interlopers from beyond Neptune


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A new computer simulation has suggested that millions of objects in the solar system's main asteroid belt may be icy interlopers from beyond Neptune that were flung into ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect planet forming disk orbiting twin suns


June 11th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Astronomers have found a planet forming disk orbiting twin suns in images captured from radio telescopes.The sequence of images, collected with the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), provide an ... Read more...

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Broken dwarf planet may have scarred the Moon in early solar system


June 11th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI: A new analysis of craters of the Moon has suggested that the shattered remnants of a dwarf planet may have bombarded the inner planets in the early solar ... Read more...

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Water plays the role of catalyst in explosives


March 21st, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US, have shown that water, in hot dense environments, plays an unexpected role in catalyzing complex explosive reactions.A catalyst ... Read more...

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Water acts as catalyst for explosions


March 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Water, the most abundant liquid on earth, exhibits some unusual chemical properties when placed under extreme conditions. It can even trigger explosions. Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab ... Read more...

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Scientists plan to explore alien worlds by using laser beams on Earth (Re-Issue)


March 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists are planning to explore alien world conditions right here on Earth, by using laser beams to hit a tiny target, creating conditions momentarily similar to what ... Read more...

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European team discovers smallest extrasolar planet


February 4th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) A European satellite has discovered the smallest planet outside of our solar system, which is twice as large as earth and orbiting a star slightly smaller than the ... Read more...

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Will Obama’’s heavyweights be able to co-exist?


November 30th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): Every one of the members that US President-elect Barack Obama has picked for his Cabinet is known in political and administrative circles for having his or her voice ... Read more...

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NASA’’s new mission to perform in-depth study of Jupiter


November 25th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): NASA is preparing to launch a mission to the planet Jupiter, which will conduct an unprecedented, in-depth study of the planet, understanding its formation, evolution and structure. ... Read more...

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Scientists produce first crude map of aurorae on Mars


November 22nd, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 22 (ANI): Scientists have used the European Space Agencys (ESAs) Mars Express to produce the first crude map of aurorae on Mars, which are a powerful tool with which ... 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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Astronomers detect presence of planets in young gas discs


September 9th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, September 9 (ANI): Using ESOs (European Southern Observatorys) Very Large Telescope, astronomers have been able to study planet-forming discs around young Sun-like stars in unsurpassed detail, clearly revealing the motion ... Read more...

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Biggest 3D galaxy map to probe dark energy’’s history


August 16th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.16 (ANI): Cosmic cartographers are starting work on the biggest 3D map of the universe so far. It should reveal an undulating landscape sculpted by the big bang, and might ... Read more...

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Computer simulations show how special our solar system is


August 8th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study by Northwestern University astronomers has used computer simulations to show how special and unique our solar system is. Prevailing theoretical models attempting to explain the ... Read more...

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Solar systems like ours may be quite rare


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new study has indicated that solar systems like ours may be quite rare.According to a report in Live Science, as humans look farther into the ... Read more...

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Discovery of coldest brown star might bridge the gap between stars and planets


April 11th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has discovered the coldest brown dwarf star ever observed, which might prove to be a new step towards filling the gap between ... Read more...

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NASAs Deep Impact begins scouting for alien worlds


February 8th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): NASAs Deep Impact spacecraft has begun scouting for alien (exosolar) planets as part of its extended mission, called EPOXI.Earlier, Deep Impact had made history when the mission ... Read more...

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Discovery of a hot spot on Saturns cold North Pole surprises scientists


January 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists have confirmed the presence of a hot spot over Saturns North Pole, which is a startling discovery since that particular region has experienced winter darkness for over ... Read more...

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Uranus and Neptune played flip-flop four billion years ago


December 12th, 2007 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A recent study by scientists has said that Uranus and Neptune had switched places four billion years ago, indicating that the planets in our solar system werent always ... Read more...

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