Kepler space telescope

Do aliens exist? NASA likely to make big revelation soon

Do aliens exist? NASA likely to make big revelation soon

As per a press release by NASA, the team at the Kepler Space Telescope has been searching for extra-terrestrial life since 2009, and now they have found something spell binding.

Dec 11, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
Reason behind mysterious dips in brightness of 'alien megastructure' star discovered

Reason behind mysterious dips in brightness of 'alien megastructure' star discovered

The Boyajian Star, as it is also known, was recently in the news after astronomers discovered that it had started dimming again.

Oct 05, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

The Kepler Space Telescope finds planets by watching them pass in front of their stars, causing a dip in the stars’ light. The new potential moon was found in the same way – as a moon orbits its planet, it leads to an extra fall in the starlight coming from behind.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
NASA's Kepler telescope finds 219 new planet candidates; 10 of which are Earth-like worlds

NASA's Kepler telescope finds 219 new planet candidates; 10 of which are Earth-like worlds

With the latest release, Kepler has detected a total of 4,034 planet candidates, of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets.

Jun 20, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Mysterious 'alien megastructure' star starts dimming again, leaves astronomers baffled - Watch video

Mysterious 'alien megastructure' star starts dimming again, leaves astronomers baffled - Watch video

Astronomers are baffled as the most mysterious 'alien megastructure' star in the Universe just kicked into action again with its light dimming in bizarre ways.

May 24, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
NASA's Kepler telescope reveals orbital details of TRAPPIST-1 system's outermost and least understood planet

NASA's Kepler telescope reveals orbital details of TRAPPIST-1 system's outermost and least understood planet

Astronomers studying NASA's Kepler Space Telescope identified a regular pattern in the orbits of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system, confirming suspected details about the orbit of its outermost and least understood planet, TRAPPIST-1h.

May 23, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
Scientists baffled after mysterious 'alien megastructure' star starts dimming again!

Scientists baffled after mysterious 'alien megastructure' star starts dimming again!

As per reports, on Friday, May 19, a sudden dip in brightness of the Tabby Star observed in the skies, resulted in many astronomers pointing their telescopes at the star to decode its curious signals.

May 21, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
NASA's Hubble triumphs again, discovers moon orbiting solar system's third-largest dwarf planet!

NASA's Hubble triumphs again, discovers moon orbiting solar system's third-largest dwarf planet!

 The team uncovered the moon in archival images of 2007 OR10 taken by the Hubble Telescope.

May 19, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
Venus look-alike planet discovered orbiting dim dwarf star!

Venus look-alike planet discovered orbiting dim dwarf star!

The study of planets similar to the Venus analogue Kepler 1649b is "becoming increasingly important in order to understand the habitable zone boundaries of M dwarfs.

Apr 10, 2017, 23:03 PM IST
Exoplanets discovery: NASA's Kepler provides more information about TRAPPIST-1

Exoplanets discovery: NASA's Kepler provides more information about TRAPPIST-1

Scientists believe the release of the raw, uncalibrated data collected will aid astronomers in preparing proposals due this month to use telescopes on Earth next winter to further investigate TRAPPIST-1.

Mar 09, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
NASA's Kepler watches stellar dancers in Pleiades cluster!

NASA's Kepler watches stellar dancers in Pleiades cluster!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of the Pleiades cluster of stars which was seen through the eyes of WISE, or its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

Aug 13, 2016, 22:09 PM IST
NASA discovers largest new planet that orbits two suns!

NASA discovers largest new planet that orbits two suns!

As per NASA, Kepler-1647 is 3,700 light-years away and approximately 4.4 billion years old, roughly the same age as Earth.

Jun 14, 2016, 00:25 AM IST
Astronomers find Earth-like planet that may support life

Astronomers find Earth-like planet that may support life

Scientists have found a new exoplanet like Earth that could support human life and it is some 1200 light years away from our planet.

May 31, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave  or “shock breakout” has been captured for the first time in visible light by the Kepler space telescope.

Mar 22, 2016, 09:22 AM IST
Strong magnetic fields very common in stars: Study

Strong magnetic fields very common in stars: Study

Using a recently developed technique to detect magnetic fields inside stars, a team of astronomers has discovered that these are very common in stars.

Jan 05, 2016, 12:03 PM IST
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope spots 'bizarre' star

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope spots 'bizarre' star

The strange star which they named it KIC 8462852 lies just above the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra.

Oct 15, 2015, 16:56 PM IST
20 years ago astronomers discovered the first planet outside our solar system

20 years ago astronomers discovered the first planet outside our solar system

51 Pegasi b was the first planet spotted around a “normal” star like our Sun. 

Oct 08, 2015, 18:42 PM IST
'Habitability index' to reveal where to look for alien life

'Habitability index' to reveal where to look for alien life

 Astronomers from University of Washington's virtual planetary laboratory have created a way to compare and rank exoplanets to help prioritise which of the thousands discovered warrant close inspection in the search for life beyond Earth.

Oct 07, 2015, 12:05 PM IST
'Alien life' exists, we are not alone, says Vatican chief astronomer

'Alien life' exists, we are not alone, says Vatican chief astronomer

The Vatican which reinforced the belief that Earth was the center of the Universe and the sun revolved around our planet instead has now relaxed its view of mankind's place in the cosmos.

Aug 11, 2015, 12:17 PM IST
Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

China is hurriedly giving finishing touches to what is being hailed as the world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life!

Jul 27, 2015, 10:27 AM IST