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50 new planets found


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered at least 50 new planets beyond the solar system, including 16 that are of a size similar to Earth, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Earth-size planets ‘prevalent’ in our Milky Way galaxy


October 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study funded by NASA and the University of California has revealed that nearly one in four stars similar to the Sun may host planets as small ... Read more...

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Toll from Brazil mudslides rises to 225


April 12th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 12 (IANS/EFE) The death toll from a series of mudslides in the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has climbed to 225, officials said. Two more bodies were ... Read more...

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Second smallest exoplanet found to date is only 4 times Earth’s mass


January 8th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of astronomers, using the Keck Observatory, has discovered the second smallest exoplanet, which is only four times the mass of Earth.Dubbed HD156668b, the planet orbits ... Read more...

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First “super Earths” discovered around Sun-like stars


December 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found the first "super Earths" to be discovered around two Sun-like stars.These are rocky planets larger than the Earth, but smaller than ... Read more...

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Planets have to be about the size of Earth to be conducive for life


September 8th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): In a new research, it has been determined that rocky worlds have to be about the size of Earth to be conducive for life.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Life may be abundant in Universe in form of super-Earths


December 16th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new model has revealed that one-third of all solar systems may contain super-Earths, which indicates that life may be abundant in the Universe.Cold Super-Earths, which ... Read more...

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Jupiter has rocky and icy core more than twice as large as previously thought


November 26th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Computer simulations have indicated that Jupiter has a rocky core, surrounded by layer of ice, that is more than twice as large as previously thought.The simulations ... Read more...

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Solar system’’s ”younger twin” found to have two rocky asteroid belts


October 28th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered that the nearby star Epsilon Eridani, which can be considered as our solar system''s younger twin, has two rocky asteroid belts, and an outer ... Read more...

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Hot Super Earths could host life


July 12th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that hot and massive, rocky worlds called super-Earths, may provide the right conditions for life, even those orbiting searingly close to their ... Read more...

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Landslides claim fourteen lives in Arunachal Pradesh


June 14th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
Itanagar, June 14 (ANI): At least 14 people were killed and 30 injured in landslides triggered by incessant rains at different places in Itanagar on Saturday. Four members of a family ... Read more...

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