planetary systems

Scientists find unexpectedly cold grains in 'Flying Saucer'

Scientists find unexpectedly cold grains in 'Flying Saucer'

 An international team has found unexpectedly cold dust grains in a planet-forming disc nicknamed the “Flying Saucer”, about 400 light-years from Earth.

Feb 08, 2016, 11:25 AM IST
Jupiter twin discovered orbiting Sun-like star

Jupiter twin discovered orbiting Sun-like star

Astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-like exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star, bringing scientists closer to finding a Solar System 2.0 - planetary system that mirrors our own.

Jul 16, 2015, 19:42 PM IST
Recipe for Earth-like planets found

Recipe for Earth-like planets found

The same basic ingredients and mixing process that went to make Earth could go in to building exoplanets around distant stars, astronomers have found.

Jan 06, 2015, 13:46 PM IST
Scientists observe formation of planets around 'star HD 169142'

Scientists observe formation of planets around 'star HD 169142'

Scientists have recently observed a disk of gas and dust with two annular gaps around the young star HD 169142 possibly due to the formation of planets.

Sep 24, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

Automated Planet Finder finds two new planetary systems

Lick Observatory`s newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has discovered two new planetary systems, in its first months of operation.

Mar 26, 2014, 11:16 AM IST

Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org.

Jan 31, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Extrasolar planet formation sheds new light on other planetary systems

Researchers has found evidence that an extrasolar planet may be forming quite far from its star-about twice the distance Pluto is from our Sun.

Jun 14, 2013, 12:33 PM IST

Wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems

: Planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar companions with tighter orbits around them, astrophysicists have found.

Jan 07, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

Our solar system resembles other planetary systems in Milky Way

Results of a new research has altered the chronology of our solar system’s historical development.

Nov 03, 2012, 19:19 PM IST

Hot Jupiter exoplanet discovery sheds light on planetary systems

New findings suggest that the discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of the evolution of common planetary systems.

Jan 16, 2011, 18:33 PM IST