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.

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.

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.

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. 

'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.

'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.

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!

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA on Thursday confirmed the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet, Kepler-452b, in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star by its Kelper Telescope.

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

US space agency NASA has likely discovered 'another earth' orbiting a star. The discovery is an important step in NASA's attempts to find life outside earth.

Sun-like stars with large starspots can experience superflares

Sun-like stars with large starspots can experience superflares

A team of astronomers has used the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope to conduct spectroscopic observations of Sun-like "superflare" stars first observed and cataloged by the Kepler Space Telescope.

Scientists create weather bulletin for alien planets

 Scientists have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases by using sensitive observations from the Kepler space telescope.

Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets

Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets

Weather on Earth is way better that on some alien worlds, because as per a new report, there the daily forecast is cloudy, overcast skies in the morning and scorching heat in the afternoon.

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

An international team of astronomers combing through data from the US Kepler space telescope said Tuesday they have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy.

Star with three planets larger than Earth discovered

Star with three planets larger than Earth discovered

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth.

NASA posters depict alien worlds

NASA posters depict alien worlds

NASA has released three exoplanet posters in order to stir the public's curiosity about exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.

Planet-hunting Kepler probe now has new mission

NASA is planning to assign a new mission to its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope after a positioning system problem sidelined it last year.

`Upside-down planet’ reveals new method of studying binary star systems

A student astronomer at the University of Washington has found an ‘upside-down planet’ which may pave way for new method of studying binary star systems.

Kepler space telescope discovers wobbly planet

NASA`s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found a unique planet which wobbles on its axis - causing weather conditions to be highly erratic.

How circumbinary planets form revealed

Researchers using Kepler space telescope have discovered how circumbinary planets form.

One in five Milky Way stars may have Earth-like planets: Study

One out of every five sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy has a planet about the size of Earth that is properly positioned for water, a key ingredient for life, a study released on Monday showed.