Earth-sized planets

Earth-sized planet that could be a "comfortable abode for possible life" found

Earth-sized planet that could be a "comfortable abode for possible life" found

The low-mass exoplanet orbits the red dwarf star Ross 128 every 9.9 days. The star is currently located at a distance of 11 light-years from Earth.

Nov 16, 2017, 12:24 PM IST
Earth-sized planet similar to Star Wars' 'Tatooine' may support life, says study!

Earth-sized planet similar to Star Wars' 'Tatooine' may support life, says study!

Scientists wondered if an Earth-size planet orbiting two suns could support life.

Apr 13, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

An international team of astronomers combing through data from the US Kepler space telescope said Tuesday they have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy.

Jan 28, 2015, 00:28 AM IST

Life bearing planets may be in millions

Researchers say a few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing Earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way.

May 11, 2012, 13:57 PM IST

Earth-sized planets could be common

It may be possible that one in 4 stars similar to the Sun could be orbited by Earth-size planets.

Oct 29, 2010, 09:34 AM IST

Scientists estimate Earth-sized planets could be common

The researchers found larger numbers of smaller planets than of larger planets.

Oct 29, 2010, 09:23 AM IST