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Oceans pivotal in sustaining alien life: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:31

Oceans are vital in moderating climate on Earth-like planets, thus sustaining alien life as revealed by a recent report by researchers from University of East Anglia.

Diamond blasted with laser to decode giant planets` core

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:34

To unlock the mystery behind how the cores of `super-Earths` or giant planets like Jupiter respond to intense atmospheric pressure, US researchers have blasted a diamond with the world`s biggest laser beam at a very high pressure.

NASA backs humans to find `life beyond Earth` within 20 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:00

NASA scientists have revealed that they could find the proof of aliens or habitable planets within 20 years.

Two `Earth-like` planets don`t exist: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 08:53

US scientists said Thursday two distant Earth-like planets, which some believed might be able to harbor life, do not actually exist and that astronomers were confused by a star`s sunspots.

Light from star explosion 12 bn years ago detected

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 21:58

In what could provide new insight into the structure of the early universe, light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - was recently seen reaching earth.

Now, computer model that analyzes Sun-like stars that eat Earth-like planets

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:42

Some Sun-like stars are `earth-eaters` and while they are developing they ingest large amounts of the rocky material from which `terrestrial` planets like Earth, Mars and Venus are made.

Mars` 2016 Lander launch to probe how Earth-like planets are formed

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 11:33

NASA and its international partners get the go-ahead to start construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday.

Most Earth-like planets may be inhabitable

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 13:16

Scientists have looked at how Earth-like planets form and suggest that many of them may be a lot less clement than was thought.

Scientists develop laser that could help find smaller planets

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 21:46

Scottish scientists are developing a new kind of laser that could help astronomers to find small Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

Finding earth-Like planets, using waves

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 17:52

What if you are told that a wave can find earth-like planets, identify unknown substances for the medical fraternity and boost the capacity of existing telecom networks?

One in five stars in Milky Way circled by Earth-like planets

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:50

Twenty per cent of Sun-like stars in our Milky Way galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could potentially host life, a new study has found.

Planet hunters find Earth-like twin beyond the solar system

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 09:15

For the first time, scientists have found a planet beyond the solar system that not only is the same size as Earth, but has the same proportions of iron and rock, a key step in an ongoing quest to find potentially habitable sister worlds.