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Astronomers spot giant planet in formative stage

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 12:40

Astronomers have spotted what could be a giant planet in the formative stage, still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust, with the help of European Southern Observatory (ESO) very large telescope (VLT).

Ice giant planets may have more water volume

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 19:38

Present estimates of ice-giant planetary interiors overstate water`s compressibility by as much as 30 percent.

Solar system ejected giant planet to save Earth

Last Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 18:05

Scientists believe that our solar system might have sacrificed a giant planet to protect the Earth.

NASA`s Kepler telescope detects atmosphere of a known planet

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 13:52

NASA`s new exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope has detected the atmosphere of a known giant gas planet.