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NASA’s Spitzer detects light of alien ‘Super-Earth’


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time."Spitzer has amazed us yet again," said ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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Pluto may be warm enough to harbour ocean beneath its ice shell


December 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): New research has suggested that Pluto may be warm enough to contain an ocean beneath its miles-thick ice shell.And that ocean wouldn't be a mere puddle but ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How Saturn’s rings and inner moons were formed


December 13th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): According to a new study, Saturn's rings and inner moons were formed after the collision of a large satellite with the planet.Saturn's rings are at present 90 to ... Read more...

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Saturn’s rings formed by destruction of Titan-sized moon


October 6th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Saturn's rings may have been formed after the death of an early Titan-sized moon whose upper layers were ripped off as it ... Read more...

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Astronomers find planet with thick, inhospitable atmosphere and icy heart


December 17th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a new planet that has a thick and inhospitable atmosphere, with three quarters of its surface covered with water ice.The newly ... Read more...

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Tiger stripes on Enceladus a result of its unusual chemical composition


July 16th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the tiger stripes and a subsurface ocean on Enceladus - one of Saturn's many moons, are a result of the natural satellite's ... Read more...

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Salt in ice plume on Enceladus points to presence of liquid ocean


April 30th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Scientists, studying measurements made by Cassini spacecraft, have found salt in the ice plumes that bloom above Saturn's moon Enceladus, which suggest the presence of a liquid ocean ... Read more...

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Most Earthlike planet yet found may have water and life


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In a new research, an astronomer has suggested that the most Earthlike planet yet found has conditions right for liquid water, and life as we know it.According ... Read more...

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European team discovers smallest extrasolar planet


February 4th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) A European satellite has discovered the smallest planet outside of our solar system, which is twice as large as earth and orbiting a star slightly smaller than the ... Read more...

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Jupiters moon Europa may be dynamic enough to harbor life


December 13th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that Jupiters moon Europa may have a far more dynamic ocean than previously thought, which boosts chances of the Jovian moon harboring ... Read more...

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Jupiters gravity might be brewing a nutritious soup for life on Europa


December 11th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): New calculations have shown that Jupiters gravity might be warming icy oceans on its moon Europa, and stirring currents to create a nutritious soup for life.Ice-floe-like ... 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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NASA spacecraft fails to probe Saturn’s moon’s geysers (Re-Issue)


March 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
London, March 16 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which made an unprecedented flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on March 12, has failed in an experiment that scientists had hoped would help reveal ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft fails to probe Saturns moons geysers


March 15th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
London, March 15 (ANI): NASAs Cassini spacecraft, which made an unprecedented flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on March 12, has failed in an experiment that scientists had hoped would help reveal ... Read more...

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