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Sunsets on Saturn`s moon Titan help understand hazy atmosphere of exoplanets

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:35

Scientists working with data from NASA`s Cassini mission have used Saturn`s smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in to develop a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets.

Scientists tackle orbit of exoplanet at least four times the size of Jupiter

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:02

Researchers, using one of the world`s largest telescopes, have tracked the orbit of a planet at least four times the size of Jupiter.

Astronomers find exoplanet Beta Pictoris b that spins madly

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 10:20

Astronomers, for the first time, have been able to measure the rotation of an exoplanet which spins around its axis so fast that a day lasts only 8 hours.

Signs of life on exomoons a distinct possibility too

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 14:34

Although we are yet to witness an exomoon, there are far greater chances for exomoons to harbour life like exoplanets, a thrilling research has indicated.

First Earth-sized planet found in `habitable zone`: NASA

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 04:34

The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA`s Kepler telescope, according to research published today in the US journal Science.

Scientists find presence of water vapour around `hot Jupiter`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11:05

Researchers have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a `hot Jupiter` planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Bootis.

Water vapour detected in Jupiter-like exo-planet`s atmosphere

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 11:22

Researchers at Caltech and several other institutions have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Bootis.

Bright star reveals new Neptune-sized exoplanet

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 13:50

An international team of astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b."

`Rare` brown dwarf discovery provides benchmark for future exoplanet research

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:51

A team of researchers have directly imaged a very rare type of brown dwarf that can serve as a benchmark for studying objects with masses that lie between stars and planets.

Exoplanet orbiting solar twin found in distant star cluster

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 00:57

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a solar twin 2500 light-years away, according to a new study.

Earth`s `gaseous twin` discovered 200 light years away

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 12:20

Scientists have come across a new planet, considered Earth`s `twin`, in another solar system that is located 200 light years away.

Newly discovered small exoplanets may be fluffy

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:33

During its four-year mission, NASA`s Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy, many of which were found to be covered in gas.