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Five minor planets named after Chinese scientists


June 5th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists with the approval of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).The five minor planets were discovered between 1997 ... Read more...

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Astronomer finds planetary system larger than our own


April 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) An astronomer has found evidence that points to a planetary system larger than our own solar system, around the star named HD 10180.Originally reported in 2010 ... Read more...

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Earth-sized planets found beyond solar system


December 21st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, the US space agency has announced.The planets, called Kepler-20e ... Read more...

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Cloud that can hold water for ages


October 21st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Astronomers have detected a huge cloud of water vapour, which can deliver a multitude of oceans to dry planets and is cold enough to form comets ... Read more...

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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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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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Astronomy dabbler discovers four new planets


January 4th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) An amateur astronomer is over the moon after discovering four new planets in his spare time at home.Peter Jalowiczor, 45, has never owned a telescope but still managed ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Finds 2 New Planets


August 27th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA launched the Kepler space telescope on March 6, 2009 from the space shuttle Discovery, and it has since been searching the vast frontiers of outer space, ... Read more...

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NASA discovers 2 new planets


August 27th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA with the aid of its Kepler Space Telescope has detected two exoplanets that are shaped like Saturn, and they are crossing in front of ... Read more...

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NASA Finds 2 New Planets In Milky Way


August 27th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Astronomers from NASA has announced that they have discovered two earth like planets orbiting the same star. The Kepler Space Telescope showed evidence of ... Read more...

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‘Humans must move to space within 200 yrs to survive’, says Hawking


August 10th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has announced that in order to continue the human race, we must move to new planets.He warned that if we don't colonise space within ... Read more...

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Kepler Mission discovers 700 new planets


July 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): Scientists involved in NASA's Kepler Mission have reportedly discovered more than 700 new planets - including up to 140 similar in size to Earth - in just six ... Read more...

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Discovery of 9 new planets challenges planetary formation theory


April 14th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered nine new planets-a feat that challenges the reigning theory of the formation of planets.Two of the astronomers involved in the discoveries are based at the ... Read more...

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Magnetic Force Of The Mily Way Measures 10 Nanoteslas


January 12th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri, Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The scientists of Adelaide, Australia have made a new astronomical discovery by measuring the milky way's magnetic force that exists at its center. The scientists from ... Read more...

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Top ten space finds of 2009


December 7th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 7 (ANI): An article in the National Geographic News has listed the top ten space finds of the year 2009.At number 10 is the finding that a new computer ... Read more...

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Warped debris disks around stars a result of interstellar wind


August 29th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that the warped shapes of the dust-filled disks where new planets may be forming around other stars, ... Read more...

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World’s largest and most technologically advanced telescope to debut on July 24


July 14th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): The world's largest, most technologically advanced telescope is all set to make its formal debut on July 24 in Spain's Canary Islands.Known as the Gran Telescopio Canarias, ... Read more...

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Dark side of the moon reflects oceans better


April 8th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Difference in reflection of light from Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine, according to ... Read more...

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Earthshine reflects Earth’s oceans and continents from Moon’s dark side


April 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen ... Read more...

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First direct images of multi-planet system around a normal star obtained


November 14th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Astronomers have obtained the first-ever direct images identifying a multi-planet system around a normal star.The images were obtained using the Gemini North telescope and W.M. Keck Observatory ... Read more...

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NASAs space probe to rendezvous with comet Hartley 2


December 31st, 2007 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Dec 31 (ANI): A spacecraft known as Deep Impact, would be setting off on a 1.6 billion-mile journey across the solar system for a flyby rendezvous with comet Hartley 2.En route, ... Read more...

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Brit astronomers discover three new planets


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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