Alien planet

For first time, alien planet caught in birth act

For first time, alien planet caught in birth act

For the first time ever, a team of astronomers has directly observed a planet in the process of being born.

Nov 19, 2015, 08:51 AM IST

NASA`s Hubble discovers clouds on alien planet

NASA`s Hubble telescope has discovered clouds in the atmosphere of a super-Earth type planet 40-light years away, providing the first-ever weather forecast for a planet outside our solar system.

Jan 01, 2014, 18:37 PM IST

Scientists map patchy clouds on alien planet Kepler-7b

Astronomers using data from NASA`s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes were able to create the first cloud map of a planet that is beyond our solar system, a Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b.

Oct 01, 2013, 10:15 AM IST

1st alien planets found around sun-like stars in cluster

NASA-funded astronomers have spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars for the first time.

Sep 15, 2012, 16:00 PM IST

US mission to colonise alien planet

The project, called the 100-Year Starship study, will see key decisions taken within the next 12 weeks.

Aug 22, 2011, 14:23 PM IST