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Exoplanet with longest known year discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:20

In a recent discovery, astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year which circles its star once every 704 days.

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.

New planet found that weighs 17 times more than ours

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 09:53

Astronomers have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.

Astronomers discover type of rocky planet much bigger than Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 05:17

Astronomers have discovered a new type of rocky planet beyond the solar system that weighs more than 17 times as much as Earth while being just over twice the size, scientists said on Monday.

Planet-hunting Kepler probe now has new mission

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:16

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

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.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:32

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.

New Earth-like planet Kepler 186f discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 09:47

In a very important discovery, the most Earth-like planet in our galaxy has been discovered by NASA scientists. The rocky planet named Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life.

First Earth-sized planet found in `habitable zone`: NASA

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 04:34

The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA`s Kepler telescope, according to research published today in the US journal Science.

Kepler Wessels wants new coaches for Proteas T20 squad

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 17:14

Former South African captain Kepler Wessels is reportedly of the opinion that new coaches should be provided to the team for the shorter format of cricket.

World Twenty20: India will reach final if there is no play on Friday

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 09:25

With the weather forecast for Friday predicting another round of heavy rainfall here, India will be the lucky team if it eventually pours as they would then automatically advance to the final of the ICC World T20.

Kepler space telescope discovers wobbly planet

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 12:16

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