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New Earth-like planet Kepler 186f discovered

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.

How circumbinary planets form revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:32

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

Bright star reveals new Neptune-sized exoplanet

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 13:50

An international team of astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b."

Abundant `mini-Neptunes` form new class of alien planets

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 23:48

Kepler`s cornucopia of alien worlds has found a new entrant in the form of a new kind of planet.

Newly discovered small exoplanets may be fluffy

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:33

During its four-year mission, NASA`s Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy, many of which were found to be covered in gas.

Sunil Gavaskar hails `retiring` Kallis as one of `all-time great players`

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:11

Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels and Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar have hailed all-rounder Jacques Kallis as one of the country`s all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week`s Test match against India at Kingsmead.

Pollock, Wessels praise Kallis as all-time great cricketer

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 23:49

Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praised Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa`s all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week`s match against India at Kingsmead.

Kepler Wessels lauds Indian team for `brilliant` Johannesburg show

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 17:49

Hailing the technique and mental approach of the Indian batsmen in the first Test, former South African captain Kepler Wessels said the visitors are expected to continue their "brilliant" show in the second match, starting Thursday in Durban.