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Newly discovered 715 exoplanets hints at worlds similar to our own

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:33

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:40

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

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 19:42

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?

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:42

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:30

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:16

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 16:13

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

New technique may advance search for alien life

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:48

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

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 14:06

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?

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 19:40

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?

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:27

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 15:28

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