planetary sciences

Exoplanet neighbour smaller than Earth discovered


July 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US astrophysicists have detected what could be the first exoplanet, only two-thirds the size of Earth but without an atmosphere, located right around the corner, cosmically ... 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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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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Earth will recover faster from global warming show prehistoric evidence


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analysed evidence from a prehistoric event and come to the conclusion that the Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Earth can recover faster from CO2 emissions


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Cheer up -- the earth may yet be able to recover faster from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than previously thought. When faced with high levels ... Read more...

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Deep-sea volcanoes not only produce lava flows, but they also explode!


March 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Researchers at McGill University have discovered high concentrations of CO2 at mid-ocean ridges, confirming the explosive nature of certain volcanic eruptions.By using an ion microprobe, Christoph Helo, student ... Read more...

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New tool can locate buried artefacts


March 9th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Some of the most valuable historic sites and artefacts often lie buried under highways or beneath cities. Now researchers have devised a new tool to "see" ... Read more...

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Water on moon ‘originated from comets’


January 12th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Tennessee have suggested that lunar water may have originated from comets smashing into the moon soon after it formed.Larry Taylor, a distinguished professor ... Read more...

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NASA discovery suggests aliens exist - even on Earth


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) NASA has made a stunning claim of an "astrobiology finding" that could suggest alien life exists - even on Earth.The discovery could prove the theory of 'shadow' ... Read more...

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Novel discovery boosts chances of finding aliens: NASA


December 1st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): NASA scientists have made a major discovery that could boost the chance of finding extraterrestrial life on other worlds.They have found microbes in a deadly poisonous arsenic ... Read more...

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Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected


October 8th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists who made national headlines in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid have now discovered that asteroid 65 Cybele ... Read more...

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How to prevent asteroid collision with Earth


September 14th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv university have got a clue that could help in developing a defensive strategy in case an asteroid were on track to collide with the ... Read more...

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Early human ancestors’ ‘brain food’ - crocs, fish and hippos!


June 10th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Our early ancestors, living in what is now northern Kenya, feasted on fish and other aquatic animals such as turtles and crocodiles - foods which probably played a ... Read more...

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Bacterial growth could reveal Earth’s origins


May 18th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): For years, geologists have analyzed modern microbial mats to decipher how cells functioned as far back as 3 billion years.Now, researchers have found a way to garner ... Read more...

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Spitzer telescope finds distant planet that lacks methane


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have made a rather strange finding about a distant planet- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in ... 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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Himalayas could be greater driver of South Asian monsoon than Tibetan Plateau


January 14th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the Harvard University have suggested that the Himalayas and other surrounding mountains could be a far greater source of heat and moisture ... Read more...

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Amount of ice needed to create Martian land formations estimated


January 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 3 (ANI): A research by a team of scientists has determined how much ice would be needed to create the land formations observed on Mars.The research was carried out by ... Read more...

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A volcano can growl like an angry dog before it bites


December 17th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that like an angry dog, a volcano growls before it bites, shaking the ground and getting "noisy" before erupting.This activity gives ... Read more...

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Ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may harbor 3 million tons of fish


November 18th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that at least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe under Jupiter's moon Europa's global ... Read more...

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No threat from Nozette’s arrest: ISRO


October 21st, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct 21 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Wednesday clarified there is no threat to the organization due to the arrest of senior American space scientist Daivd Nozette ... Read more...

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“Inverse energy cascade” may energize Jupiter’s jet streams


October 6th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): A new analysis of Cassini observations of Jupiter shows that an "inverse energy cascade" mechanism could be supplying the energy that powers and maintains the intense jet streams ... Read more...

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Global color maps reveal provocative patterns on Saturn’s five icy satellites


October 6th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): New global color maps reveal provocative patterns on the surfaces of Saturn's five innermost large icy satellites, namely, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, and Rhea.These new maps have ... Read more...

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Simulation suggests exoplanet’s atmosphere is made up of rocks


October 1st, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A simulation developed by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis has suggested that the atmosphere of COROT-7b, an exoplanet discovered last February by the COROT space telescope, ... Read more...

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Global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in future


September 28th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A new study by researchers at MIT and Caltech has predicted that global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in the future.Previous studies have shown that average annual ... Read more...

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Research team all set to explore sacred Maya pools of Belize


September 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist is all set to become the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Maya lowlands ... Read more...

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Marine viruses may contribute to ocean energy


August 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A new study has determined that marine viruses which have borrowed a key set of bacterial photosynthetic genes may be contributing more to the oceans' energy production than ... Read more...

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Climate change to yield more extreme rainfall in future


August 18th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that climate change will yield more extreme rainfall in the future.The study was carried out by researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) ... Read more...

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Moon rocks still yielding secrets 40 years later


July 18th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) There are still many secrets waiting to be gleaned from moon rocks collected by Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic moonwalk 40 years ago. Randy L Korotev, research ... Read more...

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Apollo 11 moon rocks still crucial 40 years later


July 18th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has determined that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the ... Read more...

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Comets could have kick started life on earth


April 29th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Comets could have supplied missing ingredients for the creation of life on earth, according to the latest study. "When comets slammed into the earth about four billion years ... Read more...

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Comets may have provided key ingredients for life on Earth


April 29th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, April 29 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has suggested that comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our ... Read more...

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Technique measures heat transport in the Earth’s crust


March 31st, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A scientist has developed a technique that provides much more accurate data on heat transport through rocks in the Earth's crust than conventional methods, which brings scientists closer ... Read more...

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How to destroy an asteroid


December 4th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Tel Aviv University have studied the makeup of asteroids to devise methods to save the Earth from a collision course with the space rocks ... 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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