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Hubble discovers new, all-water planet


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A class of planet that is a water world and enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere has been discovered.Astronomers spotted the planet through the Hubble space ... 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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We can detect volcanoes on alien worlds, say scientists


September 8th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have said that it is possible for us to detect volcanoes on alien planets."You would need something truly earthshaking, an ... 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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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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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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Planets too have “fat days”


June 21st, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Humans are not the only ones cribbing over weight issues, some planets too go through a "fat" stage that swells their waistlines temporarily."Astronomers have found a lot of ... 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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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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Hubble finds life forming organic molecule on extrasolar planet


March 20th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has found the tell-tale signature of the molecule methane in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet HD 189733b, which can play a key ... 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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