Giant exoplanet orbiting a cool small star found

Australian astronomers have discovered a strange exoplanet orbiting a small cool star 500 light years away.

One of the most distant planets discovered
One of the most distant planets discovered

A remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away has been discovered by scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, making it one of the most distant planets known.

Meet an exoplanet with infernal atmosphere
Meet an exoplanet with infernal atmosphere

 For the first time, researchers have discovered an exoplanet with infernal atmospheric conditions -- wind speeds of more than 1,000 km per hour and the temperature of 1,650 degrees Celsius.

Jupiter looked at as aliens would see it

Astronomers have observed Jupiter for centuries but a new study that looks at the gas giant as if it was an exoplanet could help make more reliable interpretations of Jupiter.

Rare planet with extreme seasons discovered

Researchers have discovered one of the most dense and massive planets known so far with extreme seasons.

Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000: NASA
Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000: NASA

NASA's venerable Kepler space telescope's count of exoplanets has passed the magic 1,000 mark, including eight new planets and 544 candidate planets.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers eight new planets in the habitable zone
NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers eight new planets in the habitable zone

The search for Earth-like planets has moved a step further with astronomers discovering eight new planets orbiting in the habitable zone called “Goldilocks zone” of their host stars.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new exoplanet
NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new exoplanet

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using its new K2 mission.

New study to shed light on 'super-Earths'

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into the long-running hunt for super-Earths orbiting into the space.

Scientists reveal weather map, trace water on exoplanet
Scientists reveal weather map, trace water on exoplanet

Using the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, a team of scientists including an Indian-origin researcher has made the most detailed map ever of the temperature of an exoplanet's atmosphere and traced the amount of water it contains.

Will Pluto be promoted to the status of a planet again ?
Will Pluto be promoted to the status of a planet again ?

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London: Pluto may get re-instated as a planet again! After much debate Harvard-Smithsonian Center recently came to a conclusion that it was indeed a planet.

Exoplanet with longest known year discovered

In a recent discovery, astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year which circles its star once every 704 days.

Sunsets on Saturn`s moon Titan help understand hazy atmosphere of exoplanets

Scientists working with data from NASA`s Cassini mission have used Saturn`s smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in to develop a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets.

Scientists tackle orbit of exoplanet at least four times the size of Jupiter

Researchers, using one of the world`s largest telescopes, have tracked the orbit of a planet at least four times the size of Jupiter.

Signs of life on exomoons a distinct possibility too

Although we are yet to witness an exomoon, there are far greater chances for exomoons to harbour life like exoplanets, a thrilling research has indicated.

First Earth-sized planet found in `habitable zone`: NASA

The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA`s Kepler telescope, according to research published today in the US journal Science.

Scientists find presence of water vapour around `hot Jupiter`

Researchers have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a `hot Jupiter` planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Bootis.

Water vapour detected in Jupiter-like exo-planet`s atmosphere

Researchers at Caltech and several other institutions have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Bootis.

Bright star reveals new Neptune-sized exoplanet

An international team of astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b."

`Rare` brown dwarf discovery provides benchmark for future exoplanet research

A team of researchers have directly imaged a very rare type of brown dwarf that can serve as a benchmark for studying objects with masses that lie between stars and planets.