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F-type stars `could be good places to look for habitable planets`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:24

Researchers have said that scientists looking for habitable planets beyond Earth shouldn`t overlook F-type stars in favour of their more abundant, smaller and cooler cousins.

How planet-forming dust and gases in Orion Nebula are blasted off

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:50

Astronomers have revealed how planets in the Orion Nebula are blasted before they even form.

Vampire stars suck life from their neighbours

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:14

Astronomers has spotted a strange phenomena called as `vampire stars`, where a smaller companion star sucks matter off the surface of its larger neighbour.

18 new Jupiter-like planets discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 11:30

Using twin telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered 18 new Jupiter-like planets orbiting massive stars.