Exoplanet

Life beyond our solar system: NASA may send probe to nearby exoplanet by 2069

Life beyond our solar system: NASA may send probe to nearby exoplanet by 2069

Although most of the technology NASA needs for such a mission does not exist yet, it could involve travelling at one-tenth the speed of light.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Scientists discover Earth-like conditions on exoplanet located 111 light-years-away

Scientists discover Earth-like conditions on exoplanet located 111 light-years-away

While looking at the planet's data, the same researchers also discovered for the first time that the planet has a neighbour.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:37 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
Titanium oxide detected in exoplanet atmosphere

Titanium oxide detected in exoplanet atmosphere

Besides, titanium oxide, the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-19b contains small amounts water and traces of sodium, alongside a strongly scattering global haze.

Sep 14, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
In a first, Hubble detects hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

In a first, Hubble detects hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

Scientists have discovered glowing water molecules in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.

Aug 03, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
Proxima b, Earth-sized exoplanet, could support alien life

Proxima b, Earth-sized exoplanet, could support alien life

The planet was only discovered in August 2016, and is thought to be of similar size to Earth, creating the possibility that it could have an 'Earth-like' atmosphere. 
 

May 16, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Earlier, astronomers have discovered a number of nearby exoplanets - or planets outside our solar system - that could harbour life like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Apr 20, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:13 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
Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know

Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know

The US space agency NASA has discovered another 'solar system' - seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in a galaxy 40 light years away. 

Feb 23, 2017, 01:06 AM IST
Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth?

Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth?

In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future.

Jan 20, 2017, 21:20 PM IST
EPIC 220504338b: Dense 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star discovered

EPIC 220504338b: Dense 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star discovered

The newly discovered planet, designated EPIC 220504338b, was discovered using photometry from Campaign 8 of the Kepler-2 (K2) mission and high-resolution spectroscopic follow up obtained with the FEROS spectrograph.

Nov 30, 2016, 19:51 PM IST
Scientists spot new 'Super Earth' orbiting nearby star

Scientists spot new 'Super Earth' orbiting nearby star

This new 'Super Earth' has been found orbiting a very bright star near to our Sun.

Nov 20, 2016, 14:43 PM IST
Strange but true! A newly found exoplanet has three suns

Strange but true! A newly found exoplanet has three suns

The newly discovered planet, called HD 131399Ab, that sits in the constellation Centaurus is about four times the size of Jupiter. 

Jul 08, 2016, 02:37 AM IST
NASA's brand new 'baby' exoplanet sheds light on planetary evolution- Watch

NASA's brand new 'baby' exoplanet sheds light on planetary evolution- Watch

 As per NASA reports, the newly discovered planet takes just 5.4 days to revolve around its host star which is 20 times closer than distance from the Earth to the Sun.

Jun 21, 2016, 09:26 AM IST
Astronomers discover new ‘hot Jupiter’ spinning up its parent star

Astronomers discover new ‘hot Jupiter’ spinning up its parent star

 A giant 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet was recently discovered by an international team of astronomers which was led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University.

Jun 09, 2016, 12:18 PM IST
Did our Sun steal 'Planet 9' 4.5 billion years ago?

Did our Sun steal 'Planet 9' 4.5 billion years ago?

Computer-simulated study suggests that our sun, in its youth some 4.5 billion years ago, stole Planet 9 from its original star.

Jun 01, 2016, 14:29 PM IST
Astronomers find Earth-like planet that may support life

Astronomers find Earth-like planet that may support life

Scientists have found a new exoplanet like Earth that could support human life and it is some 1200 light years away from our planet.

May 31, 2016, 09:41 AM IST