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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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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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New device to help confirm Kepler’s planetary candidates


February 15th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is part of an international collaboration building a new instrument called HARPS-North, which will complement Kepler by helping to confirm and characterize ... Read more...

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How a moon can reveal a star’s weight


October 16th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): In several cases, the weight of a star can be measured directly, but if the star has a planet and that planet has a moon, then scientists can ... Read more...

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Doppler radars to make monsoon rainfall prediction more accurate


October 6th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that doppler weather radar will significantly improve forecasting models used to track monsoon systems influencing the monsoon in and around India.The research is ... Read more...

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Second smallest exoplanet spotted


January 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Astronomers have spotted an extrasolar planet with a mass just four times that of Earth.Experts from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and other institutions made the finding ... Read more...

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Found: Second smallest planet outside solar system


January 14th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Astronomers have detected an extrasolar planet with a mass just four times that of Earth. The planet, which orbits its parent star HD156668 about once every four days, ... 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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Scientists report discovery of 32 new exoplanets


October 20th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): With help from the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), scientists have reported the discovery of 32 new exoplanets."HARPS is a unique, extremely high precision instrument ... Read more...

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Computer code gives scientists first full simulation of star’s final hours


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has created the first full simulation of a star's final hours.The team of researchers composed of three applied mathematicians at the US Department of ... Read more...

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NASAs Kepler mission to search for Earth-sized planets


March 4th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): NASAs Kepler mission, which is all set to launch on March 6, will take a long look at the stars in the constellation Cygnus, searching for an ... Read more...

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Astronomers find Super-Neptune


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a planet somewhat larger and more massive than Neptune orbiting a star 120 light-years from Earth, which they ... Read more...

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New planet spotted after discovery of Neptune


December 10th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) In 2006, astronomer Alice Quillen predicted a planet of a specific size and orbit must lie within the dust of a nearby star.That planet has now been photographed ... Read more...

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Rotation of the Milky Way is simpler than previously thought


September 20th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Munich, September 20 (ANI): New, very precise measurements, taken by the ESO (European Southern Observatory) instrument HARPS, have shown that the rotation of the Milky Way is simpler than previously thought.A ... Read more...

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Hunt for super-Earths unveil huge haul of exoplanets in Milky Way


May 29th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A landmark meeting of astronomers has announced the discovery of a huge haul of exoplanets in our galaxy, which hold great significance in the hunt for super-Earths ... Read more...

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Astro Comb will scout for Earthlike planets


April 3rd, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 3 (ANI): A new technology dubbed as the Astro Comb, which is the scientific equivalent of a fine-toothed comb, may soon start search for Earthlike planets outside our solar ... Read more...

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