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Venus, Jupiter and Mercury will dance in spring twilight May 21, 11:07 am
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Three planets - Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury will present a spectacular sky show during the last week of May.
NASA's Kepler space telescope could soon be shut down permanently May 17, 10:48 am
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The Kepler space telescope - NASA's primary instrument for detecting planets beyond our solar system-had suffered a critical failure and could soon be shut down permanently, the agency's officials announced Wednesday, May 15.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The discovery of hundreds of planet candidates around other stars by Kepler spacecraft, which was launched in 2009, has inspired a new book that combines both science and science fiction.
Hubble finds dead stars 'polluted' with Earth-like planetary debris May 10, 12:39 pm
Washington, May 10 (ANI): The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster.
NASA's Spitzer Telescope dissecting 'hot Jupiters' May 7, 11:59 am
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Thanks to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, researchers are beginning to dissect an exotic class of exoplanets, called hot Jupiters, revealing raging winds and other aspects of their turbulent nature.
Secrets behind Saturn's youthful appearance revealed May 1, 11:30 am
London, May 1(ANI): A new research has revealed how Saturn keeps itself looking young and hot.
2 new exoplanets identified Apr 30, 10:04 am
Washington, April 30 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has identified and characterized two new exoplanets thanks to combined observations from the Kepler space telescope plus the SOPHIE and HARPS-N spectrographs.
Planets may be made of totally unexpected materials Apr 28, 11:16 am
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A startling prediction made by a team of researchers has challenged existing chemical models and current understanding of planetary interiors - magnesium oxide, a major material in the formation of planets, can exist in several different compositions.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new technique employed by a University of Washington astronomer uses Earth's interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.
Washington, April 25 (ANI): The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to be launched by NASA in 2018, will be capable of detecting oxygen and water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a white dwarf after only a few hours of observation time-much more easily than for an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star, say researchers.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Two super-Earth planets, which had been discovered by NASA's Kepler mission along with a new planetary system that is home to five small planets around a slightly smaller star than the Sun, may sustain life after all.
2 new Earth-like planets orbiting Sun-like star found Apr 19, 9:31 am
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two Earth-like planets in the habitable orbit of a Sun-like star.
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Thanks to the sensitive far-infrared detection capabilities of the ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have been able to obtain the first images of a dust belt - produced by colliding comets or asteroids - orbiting a subgiant star known to host a planetary system.
Rotary valve might make manned space flights to Mars reality Apr 8, 4:33 pm
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A rotary fuel delivery valve developed by a University of Alabama in Huntsville team just might help manned space flights travel to other planets one day.
NASA on mission to discover more planets and stars Apr 6, 12:43 pm
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): NASA's Astrophysics Explorer Program has selected two missions for launch in 2017 - a planet-hunting satellite and an International Space Station instrument to observe X-rays from stars.
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Auckland have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets, and they anticipate that the number will be about 100 billion.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers are trying to understand the nature of the turbulence in protoplanetary disks to find out how this swirling masses of warm dust and gas may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids.
Washington, March 27 (ANI): About 66 million years ago a mountain-sized asteroid hit what is now the Yucatan in Mexico at exactly the time of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction.
Most complex ground-based telescope 'ALMA' inaugurated in Chile Mar 14, 11:12 am
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Scientists across the UK are proudly celebrating the monumental achievement of the completion of ALMA - the most complex ground-based telescope in existence.
Washington, March 13 (ANI): Using a new high-tech gadget, astronomers have observed four planets orbiting a star relatively close to the sun in unprecedented detail, revealing the roughly ten-Jupiter-mass planets to be among the most exotic ones known.
'Earth-sized' habitable planets more common than thought Mar 13, 10:27 am
Washington, March 13 (ANI): The number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought and some of those planets are likely lurking around nearby stars, a new analysis by a Penn State researcher as concluded.
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new theoretical modelling has provided clues to how the gas giant planets in our solar system-Jupiter and Saturn-might have formed and evolved.
Dying stars may hold clues to extraterrestrial life Feb 26, 10:51 am
London, February 26 (ANI): Researchers studying Earth-like planets orbiting white dwarf stars have concluded that dying stars could host planets with life-and if such life exists, they might be able to detect it within the next decade.
Colours of exoplanets could reveal signs of life Feb 10, 4:12 pm
London, February 10 (ANI): One way to find whether exoplanets would contain life forms would be by looking at their distinctive colours, say scientists.
Washington, February 8 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission has identified 2,740 planets orbiting other stars, but do any of them harbor intelligent life has been a mystery.
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