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Close encounter with aliens possible this century


July 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) We have been hearing so much about aliens that a close encounter may well be possible this century, says a leading scientist urging governments to be ... Read more...

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Astronomers baffled by vanishing act in space


July 6th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Astronomers have been baffled by an extraordinary amount of dust around a nearby star disappearing mysteriously."It's as if the rings around Saturn had disappeared. This is ... Read more...

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Europe to build world’s biggest telescope


June 12th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A coalition of 15 European countries, including Britain, has announced plans to build the biggest telescope in the world, Daily Mail reported Monday.The mirror inside the ... Read more...

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NASA to launch moon mission in September


August 26th, 2011 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) NASA's discovery mission programme - GRAIL - is making final launch preparations for its Sept 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger set to solve tantalizing mysteries about Mercury


March 16th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, launched in 2004, is scheduled to enter into Mercury's orbit on March 17 after a harrowing 4.7 billion mile journey that involved 15 loops around ... Read more...

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Starless planets could be warm enough for human survival: Study


February 21st, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): It seems that starless planets may be able to harbour human life after all.In what has offered new possiblies of life around the galaxy, it has emerged that ... 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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‘Watery, rocky planets are commonplace in the Milky Way’


April 13th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Astronomers have found evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in the Milky Way, or the Galaxy.Dr. Jay Farihi, Leicester University scientist and lead author, surveyed white dwarfs, the ... Read more...

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Thousands of new worlds waiting to be identified, say scientists


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, March 3 (ANI): A report from the Institute of Physics, US, has predicted that an era of planet discovery is dawning that will see thousands of new worlds identified in the ... 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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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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First earth-like planet seems to be volcanic wasteland


January 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) The first Earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system seems to be a volcanic wasteland. The rocky planet CoRoT-7b was discovered circling a star some 480 light years from ... Read more...

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First observed Earth-like exoplanet likely a volcanic wasteland


January 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): New research indicates that the first earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system is likely a volcanic wasteland.When scientists confirmed in October last year that they had detected ... Read more...

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First “super Earths” discovered around Sun-like stars


December 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found the first "super Earths" to be discovered around two Sun-like stars.These are rocky planets larger than the Earth, but smaller than ... Read more...

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Hundreds in Netherlands and Germany see ‘exploding fireball’ in sky


October 19th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Reports indicate that hundreds of people in the Netherlands and Germany have reported seeing a huge exploding fireball in the sky on October 13.According to a report ... Read more...

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Planets have to be about the size of Earth to be conducive for life


September 8th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): In a new research, it has been determined that rocky worlds have to be about the size of Earth to be conducive for life.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Asteroid-sized balls of magma may have formed Earth and its rocky siblings


July 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): A new research says that asteroid-sized balls of magma hurtled through our infant solar system, and spray from their many collisions provided much of the raw material that ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known


May 29th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A long-proposed tool for hunting planets has finally discovered a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known.The technique, called astrometry, was first attempted 50 years ago ... 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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NASA’s Kepler mission sends first shots of planet-hunting territory


April 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has captured its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth. The new "first light" images show the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler mission begins hunt for planets like Earth


April 17th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission has taken its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth.The new images show the mission's target ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler mission to begin quest to find planets hosting life


February 20th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) NASA's Kepler spacecraft is ready to begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life. It is scheduled for blast-off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft all set to search for Earth-like worlds


February 20th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): NASAs Kepler spacecraft is all set to be moved to the launch pad and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host ... Read more...

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Mars and Mercury may have formed from the scraps of Earth and Venus


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a radical new theory of planet formation, by suggesting that Mars and Mercury were formed from the scraps of Earth and Venus.According ... Read more...

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Dead stars shed new light on planet birth


January 6th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Observations made with NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed six dead white dwarf stars littered with the remains of shredded asteroids, which may shed new light on ... Read more...

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Discovery of exoplanet with CO2 may lead to detection of other Earths


December 9th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The discovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like planet 63 light-years away has fuelled hopes for the detection of habitable exoplanets in the ... Read more...

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Habitable worlds may hide in Jupiter-like planets wake


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Computer generated simulations by a scientist have indicated that habitable planets may be hidden in the wake of Jupiter-like planets as they orbit distant stars.According to a ... Read more...

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Mr Spocks Star Trek home planet may really exist!


October 29th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): The home planet of Star Treks hero Mr Spock could really exist, as per a new finding.The find was made through a powerful telescope, which found rocky ... Read more...

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NASAs new Carl Sagan fellowship to study extraterrestrial worlds


September 4th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): NASA has announced the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and ... Read more...

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Planets without metallic cores may not be suitable for life


August 21st, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that some planets beyond our solar system might be rocky like Earth, but lack a metallic core and a magnetic field, which ... 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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Worlds with potential for life might be more common than thought


February 18th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered that terrestrial planets might form around many of the nearby sun-like stars in the disk of our galaxy, which indicates that worlds with potential for ... Read more...

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Scientist says Earth barely big enough for life


January 11th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A study led by Harvard University researchers has revealed that Earth is at the lower end of the size range needed for plate tectonics, which are believed to ... Read more...

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Exoplanets twilight zones may be germane for harbouring life


December 11th, 2007 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
London, December 11 (ANI): NASA scientists say that rocky planets beyond the solar system, called exoplanets, may support life.The researchers say that exoplanets may rock back and forth to create large ... Read more...

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New NASA mission to reveal moon’s internal structure, evolution


December 11th, 2007 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec.11 (ANI): NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, Alan Stern, has announced a new mission that will peer deep inside the moon to reveal its anatomy and history. The Gravity Recovery and Interior ... Read more...

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