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First multi-planet solar system spotted


August 29th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted the first-ever multi-planet solar system orbiting a binary star, with the help of two telescopes in Texas.The discovery by astronomers from Texas-Austin and ... Read more...

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Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study


April 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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New planet 22 light years away may host water


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) A new planet discovered some 22 light years from the earth is the most likely to hold water and possibly host life.It receives about 90 percent ... Read more...

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Habitable planet found


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A potentially habitable planet orbiting a nearby star has been discovered by scientists.With an orbital period of about 28 days and a minimum mass 4.5 times ... Read more...

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Scientists discover first Earth-Size planets outside the Milky Way


December 21st, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
MOFFET FIELD, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. scientists have spotted the first Earth-size planets which are orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, NASA announced on Tuesday. The planets are unlikely ... Read more...

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Earth-like planet found


December 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) American astronomers have confirmed the existence of an earth-like planet, dubbed Kepler 22-b, in the "habitable zone" around a star similar to the sun.The planet lies ... Read more...

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Algae could have survived frozen earth


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Glaciation could have frozen all life on earth eons ago, but simple organisms like the photosynthetic algae could have survived in a narrow water body such ... Read more...

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Secret behind polar animals’ antifreeze mechanism revealed


April 18th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered how 'antifreeze' in polar animals' blood keeps them alive in subzero conditions.To survive in frigid polar regions, several cold-blooded species ... Read more...

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Scientists find strong evidence for presence of liquid water in comet


April 6th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): University of Arizona scientists have found convincing evidence for the presence of liquid water in a comet.The finding has shattered the current paradigm that comets never get ... 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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NASA finds 1,235 planets that could have extra-terrestrial lifeforms


March 30th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Astronomers at NASA have spent the last two years scouring the Milky Way for Earth-like planets in their quest for foreign life forms.And they have found 1,235 planets ... Read more...

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Some Antarctic ice is building up from bottom


March 4th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): New findings by scientists working in the remotest part of Antarctica could reshape our understanding of how the ice sheet expands and moves, and how it might react ... Read more...

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Did life on Earth begin in space?


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Many experts believe that biological raw materials were carried to our planet as lumps of asteroid rock.The molecular structure of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins ... 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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Oxygen atmosphere found on Saturn’s moon


November 26th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have announced that an oxygen atmosphere has been found on Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.At about 527,000 kilometres from Saturn, Rhea orbits inside the planet's magnetic ... Read more...

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‘Earth-like’ planet may not exist


October 14th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): After an exciting announcement of the discovery of a habitable Earth-like planet, a second team of scientists has cast some doubt on the claim.The planet, dubbed Gliese 581 ... Read more...

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Was Oz-Indian scientist first to discover recently found Earth-like planet?


October 12th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 12 (ANI): The recent discovery of 'Earth-like' planet caused a tizzy in the science world, but a Sydney scientist's claims have caused a debate regarding the find.Steven Vogt, a professor ... Read more...

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New pics suggest water flowed through Mars


October 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): New images from ESA's Mars Express have suggested that water flowed across Mars in the past.The image shows the floor of Melas Chasma sinking nine kilometres below the ... Read more...

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Saturn’s largest moon is a reservoir of life ingredients


October 8th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): By simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers have shown the synthesis of complex organic compounds, such as amino acids and nucleotide ... Read more...

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How Sun steals Martian atmosphere


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Mars is losing its atmosphere slowly, and it's all because of the Sun, say scientists. It is using its own breath, the solar wind, and its radiation to ... Read more...

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Mars had ‘recent’ interaction with water and volcanoes, finds study


September 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times, according to data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.The research also offers new ... Read more...

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Why don’t fish in the Arctic Ocean freeze?


August 26th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered why fish don't freeze in the Arctic Ocean.Together with cooperation partners from the U.S., the researchers surrounding Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith (Physical Chemistry II of ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking’s take on how aliens might really look


July 9th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has revealed his idea on how aliens might really look in a new documentary series, 'Into The Universe'.Hawking, 68, who is paralysed due ... Read more...

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Conditions favourable to life existed throughout Mars


June 25th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The presence of minerals in craters of northern Mars, as shown by two orbiters, suggests that conditions favourable to life existed throughout the Red Planet, not just in ... Read more...

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Is Saturn’s moon Titan home to some kind of exotic life form?


June 4th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Complex chemical activity on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan has baffled scientists. While some think it's non-biological chemistry, others believe there might exist some primitive, exotic form ... 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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NASA’s Mars rovers set new longevity record


May 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project has set a longevity record on the Red Planet.The Opportunity rover will surpass the duration record set by NASA's Viking 1 Lander, which ... Read more...

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Why Ganymede and Callisto are vastly different from each other


January 25th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Southwest Research Institute, US, have determined that differences in the number and speed of cometary impacts onto Jupiter's large moons Ganymede and Callisto some 3.8 ... Read more...

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Antarctica’s “ghost mountains” finally come into view


January 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has announced that the so-called 'ghost peaks' in the middle of Antarctica, which are hidden miles beneath the surface of an ice sheet, ... Read more...

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Computer simulations to shed new light on origins of liquids found on Titan


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A scientist from the University of Arkansas, US, has received funding from NASA to simulate conditions found on Saturn's moon Titan to help better understand the origins of ... Read more...

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Australian lakes may hold clues to life on Mars


January 9th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists is studying organisms found in Australian Lakes, which they believe may hold clues to life on Mars.The research, by microbiologists ... Read more...

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Our solar system may have millions of “twins”


January 9th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that our solar system may have millions of "twins".According to a report in National Geographic News, the research says that of ... Read more...

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NASA scientist’s experiment to find out if Mars ever had life in the past


January 6th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): An experiment proposed by a NASA scientist has been added to the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on a mobile NASA laboratory that will land on Mars ... Read more...

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‘Goldilocks’ zone of life in space far bigger than originally thought


December 31st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the "Goldilocks" zone, a region in space where conditions are not too hot and not too cold for life to exist, is far bigger ... Read more...

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