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Signs of water detected on Neptune-sized planet

Signs of water detected on Neptune-sized planet

The study, combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, shows that the distant planet HAT- P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium.

Mystery behind birth of Saturn's rings solved

Mystery behind birth of Saturn's rings solved

Observations show that Saturn's rings are made of more than 95 per cent icy particles, while the rings of Uranus and Neptune are darker and may have higher rock content.

NASA's Hubble captures new dark spot on Neptune!

NASA's Hubble captures new dark spot on Neptune!

The US space agency NASA recently released a new image of Neptune with a dark feature that resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.

NASA's New Horizons detects first-ever object beyond orbit of Neptune

NASA's New Horizons detects first-ever object beyond orbit of Neptune

Captured from the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) in April, the images shatter New Horizons' own record for the closest-ever views of this KBO in November 2015 when New Horizons detected "JR1" from 280 million km away.

Andre Brahic, French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings, dead at 73

Andre Brahic, French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings, dead at 73

He was an astrophysicist at the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) and a professor at the University of Paris. 

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists

Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists

Scientists reported today they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune's path, distant enough to take 10,000 to 20,000 years to circle the sun.

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Known severe upsets of the terrestrial environment and interruptions in the progress of ancient civilisations, together with our growing knowledge of interplanetary matter in near-Earth space, indicate the arrival of a centaur around 30,000 years ago.

Check out: Some fun facts about Neptune!

Check out: Some fun facts about Neptune!

Neptune is the most dense among the giants planets of the Solar System.

Global banks join hands to set up one-stop bond shop: Report

The banks, which include BNP Paribas SA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC Holdings and JP Morgan Chase & Co, are set to pay $47,934 each for the first phase of consultancy work.