New planets

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