'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans
'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans

A new study has recently revealed that exoplanets, whose axis is tilted, may still be habitable if they are covered in oceans.

Astronomers on an endeavor to find stretched-out 'exotic' exoplanets

Astronomers may soon be able to find exoplanets that are stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit.

Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.

Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?
Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?

A new study has revealed that the combination of earth-based science of sustainability and the space-oriented field of astrobiology can shed light on the future of technological civilization on Earth and is the planet first and only technologically-intensive culture in Universe.

European satellite Gaia may reveal thousands of planets
European satellite Gaia may reveal thousands of planets

Gaia, a recently launched European satellite could reveal tens of thousands of new planets, some very unique, within the next few years, shows research.

Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may be binary stars
Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may be binary stars

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Washington: Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may actually be Binary stars as suggested by researchers.

Scientists develop first ever laser-wielding robot that probes exoplanets

Scientists have revealed that they are using the world`s first robotic laser adaptive optics system to explore thousands of exoplanet systems (planets around other stars) at resolutions approaching those of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Newly discovered 715 exoplanets hints at worlds similar to our own

A team lead of astronomers at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center have used data from NASA`s Kepler space telescope to uncover 715 new exoplanets.

Star set to swallow two exoplanets in 130 million and 155 million years

Astronomers have said that the planets Kepler-56b and Kepler-56c are going to be swallowed by their star in a short time by astronomical standards.

Exoplanet hunter Kepler set for new mission

There is some good news for space research enthusiasts. NASA`s Kepler spacecraft is back in action, a year after suffering an equipment failure.

Are exoplanets mimicking signs of life when there is none?

Are astronomers being fooled by signs of life on exoplanets? This may well be the case if we believe a significant research, suggesting that the search for life on planets outside our solar system may be more difficult than previously thought.

Mysteries of nearby planetary system`s dynamics solved

Researchers have claimed to have solved mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved.

Automated Planet Finder finds two new planetary systems

Lick Observatory`s newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has discovered two new planetary systems, in its first months of operation.

Scientists come closer to discovering habitable earths

Researchers have clicked photos of a planet outside our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.

New technique may advance search for alien life

Astronomers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technique that could help detect the telltale chemical signs of extraterrestrial life in the atmosphere of an alien world.

Alien life may have evolved just after Big Bang

Exoplanets may have been teeming with alien microbial life just 15 million years after the Big Bang, according to a Harvard scientist.

Interplanetary dust jump-started life on Earth?

Dust coming from comets and asteroids may have delivered water and organics to the Earth - jump starting life on our planet, US researchers say.

`Super-Earths` have Earth-like climate, life next?

Super-Earths or massive terrestrial planets dotting our galaxy the Milky Way, may haveEmore earth-like climate then scientists have ever thought.

Massive exoplanets may be more Earth-like than previously believed

A team of researchers have said that massive exoplanets, called "Super-Earths," are much likelier to have an Earth-like climate than previously believed.

Exoplanets may be blanketed with clouds

Scientists using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have found that the atmospheres of two of the most common type of planets in the Milky Way galaxy may be blanketed with clouds.