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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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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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Web users locate two new potential planets


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Forty thousand web users worldwide have been assisting astronomers analyze light from 150,000 stars in hopes of finding earth-like or exoplanets. Now the web users have ... 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 diamond-studded planet


December 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A team of astronomers, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has discovered the first carbon-rich planet, orbiting a star 1,200 light-years away, which could have an interior abundant in ... Read more...

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‘Alien comets’ were ’stolen by Sun’ from neighboring stars 4.5bn yrs ago


November 29th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Computer simulations in a new study have shown that the early Sun could have stolen comets from neighboring newborn stars 4.5 billion years ago.Hal Levinson of the Southwest ... Read more...

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Student’s space-dust counter breaks distance record, heads for Pluto


October 12th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A student from University of Colorado at Boulder has designed a space dust counter that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and now holds the ... Read more...

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Alien Solar System Detected 127 Light Years Away


August 25th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Astronomers have reported the discovery of an alien solar system replete with seven planets circling a star. The solar system has been detected ... Read more...

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Vast solar system detected 127 light years away


August 25th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A vast solar system orbiting a sun-like star has been detected 127 light years from the earth. The planetary system is believed to be the largest ever found ... Read more...

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Hubble observes star eating a planet


May 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, called the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS), has observed that the hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy being ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover new planet in Milky Way


March 19th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A planet discovered 1,500 light years from Earth is remarkably similar to those in our own solar system, according to astronomers. The Jupiter-size world, called Corot-9b, is orbiting a ... Read more...

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Coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our solar system


January 30th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): An international team of astronomers, using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii, has discovered what may be the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our own ... 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’s mirror to peer into the past and reveal how first galaxies formed


January 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): NASA is developing a primary mirror, 21.3 feet in diameter, for use on the James Webb Space Telescope to look into the past and tell us about our ... Read more...

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NASA develops mirror to look into galactic past


January 8th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Once upon a time, shiny surfaces and mirrors were credited with magical powers that could look into the future. Now two centuries later, NASA is relying on them ... Read more...

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Rocky planets around distant star formed from alien dust, say astronomers


January 7th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found dusty evidence for the formation of young, rocky planets around a star some 500 light-years distant, but one that is completely alien ... 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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Just 15 percent of solar systems like ours in Milky Way, say astronomers


January 6th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): In a new study, astronomers have determined that about 15 percent of stars in the galaxy host systems of planets like our own, with several gas giant planets ... Read more...

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Space telescopes may soon start detecting air-breathing aliens in exoplanets


May 18th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): The day is not far when it would be possible to see signs of life on planets far away from our own solar system-thanks to space telescopes that ... Read more...

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World’s largest space telescope aims to explore depths of the Universe


May 12th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, May 12 (ANI): Herschel, the largest space telescope ever built, would explore the depths of the Universe, once it launches into orbit aboard the latest ESA (European Space Agency) mission on ... Read more...

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ESA to launch two large observatories to look deep into space and time


May 8th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 8 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) is going to launch two of the most sophisticated astronomical spacecraft ever built - Herschel and Planck - to look deep into space ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover local star’s cool companion


April 21st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): An international team, led by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, has discovered one of the coolest sub-stellar bodies ever found outside our own solar ... Read more...

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Scientists glimpse ‘end of the world’ by analyzing dying stars


April 20th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A research into dying stars that once blazed as brightly as the Sun has revealed a glimpse of the 'end of the world', which awaits the Earth billions ... Read more...

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Use the net to go ‘around the world in 80 telescopes’


April 3rd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 3 (ANI): In a live 24-hour webcast today, anyone on the Internet will get a unique opportunity to explore some of the most advanced astronomical observatories both on and off ... 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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“Eye of God” seen staring down from space!


February 26th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A stunning new photo taken by astronomers shows a Big Brother-style cosmic eye, nicknamed the "Eye of God", staring down from space.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Astronomers get a sizzling weather report from a distant planet


January 30th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Astronomers have observed the intense heating of a distant planet as it swung close to its parent star, providing important clues to the atmospheric properties of the ... Read more...

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Half-hot, half-cold planets have supersonic jet streams


October 21st, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Jupiter-like exoplanets have supersonic jet streams that transport heat from their sunny side to their dark side, indicating that the planets ... 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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Fight for renewing Plutos status on


August 16th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.16 (ANI): Supporters of Pluto are fighting to restore its title, but others say it''s time to move on.The current 8-planet system versus the 13-planet systemwhich would include Plutowas ... Read more...

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Bebos time capsule to look for extraterrestrial life


August 4th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): The members of the social networking website Bebo, have been asked to contribute to a digital time capsule that will be sent on a 120 million-mile journey ... 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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NASA telescope discovers organics and water in a possible planet-forming region


March 14th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered large amounts of simple organic gases and water vapor in a possible planet-forming region around an infant star, along ... Read more...

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Newly discovered solar system has scaled-down versions of Jupiter and Saturn


February 15th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of international scientists has discovered a solar system nearly 5,000 light years away in our galaxy, that has scaled-down versions of Jupiter and Saturn.Scientists found this ... Read more...

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Alien worlds blazing temperature might be a result of planet collision


January 10th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A new research has led astronomers to speculate that the extremely hot temperature of a planet 170 light years from Earth, might be a result of another planet ... Read more...

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