New planets

Scientists confirm existence of 100 new planets beyond our solar system

Scientists confirm existence of 100 new planets beyond our solar system

After analyzing hundreds of signals of potential exoplanets, scientists determined which signals were created by exoplanets and which were caused by other sources.

Feb 16, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

The planet population, ranging from the size of the Moon to the size of Jupiter, were spotted in a galaxy located 3.8 billion light-years away.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
Exoplanet twice the size of Earth may have similar atmospheric ingredients

Exoplanet twice the size of Earth may have similar atmospheric ingredients

Due to the intense heat from its host star and its inability to maintain liquid water, the exoplanet doesn't have the potential to support life

Nov 17, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
NASA's Hubble spots a 'hot Jupiter-like' blistering, pitch-black exoplanet!

NASA's Hubble spots a 'hot Jupiter-like' blistering, pitch-black exoplanet!

This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.

Sep 16, 2017, 11:48 AM IST
TRAPPIST 2.0? Scientists discover four Earth-sized planets orbiting Sun-like star

TRAPPIST 2.0? Scientists discover four Earth-sized planets orbiting Sun-like star

They were detected by observing the wobbles in the movement of tau Ceti.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:55 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
Possible planet indulging in 'shadow play' is Hubble's latest discovery!

Possible planet indulging in 'shadow play' is Hubble's latest discovery!

A brightness in the disk that changed with position became the first evidence of the phenomenon.

Jan 09, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Two new planets orbiting ancient star discovered

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life.

Jun 04, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

Pregnant dust ring now `delivering` new planets

As you sip your cup of tea on a chilly morning, an enormous ring of dust and gas - encircling a distant star - may be giving births to new planets at this very moment.

Jan 20, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Now, people can name newly discovered planets

Public will now be able to submit their own suggestions on what to call new discoveries in space, IAU, which is responsible for naming planets, stars and other celestial bodies, has announced.

Aug 19, 2013, 16:14 PM IST

10-mn-year-old star possibly making new planets

A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may in fact be creating new worlds, according to researchers.

Jan 31, 2013, 10:27 AM IST

Two baby planets guzzling gas from `parent` star found

For the first time, scientists have observed the birth of two giant planets emitting gas as they orbit their parent star.

Jan 03, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

Scientists find five new planets close to Earth

Scientists using an intra-galactic speed gun have detected five new planets, relatively close to Earth.

Dec 19, 2012, 14:52 PM IST

3 new planets and mystery object discovered

An international research team of astronomers have discovered three new planets- each orbiting its own giant, dying star –outside our solar system.

Oct 28, 2011, 13:59 PM IST

Ten new planets discovered

An international team, including scientists from the University of Oxford, has discovered 10 new planets.

Jun 15, 2011, 18:22 PM IST