Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:10
In an encouraging sign of life beyond earth, NASA scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 15:37
Chinese researchers who were banned from attending a NASA conference on exoplanets have received a letter of clarification from the organising committee.
Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 09:25
Astronomers have autopsied a distant, broken apart planet and revealed signs of water and a rocky surface together for the first time, delighting scientists on the hunt for alien life.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 23:03
The US space agency NASA’s decision to ban Chinese scientists from attending a conference in the United States next month has been condemned by China.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 13:30
An enormous mirror is set to be cast inside a scorching-hot furnace, marking a key milestone in the development of a future telescope that will collect more light than any instrument built to date.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 11:27
Hot Jupiters are giant exoplanets, similar in size to Jupiter that orbit so close to their stars that their atmospheres can reach temperatures of 1000-3000 degrees Celsius.
Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 14:17
Gemini Observatory`s Planet-Finding Campaign has found that distant gas-giant planets are rare and prefer to cling close to their parent stars.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11:47
Astronomers have found two planets smaller than Neptune orbiting Sun-like stars 3,000 light-years from Earth, in the star cluster NGC 6811.
Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 10:23
An international team of exoplanet hunters is developing a new technology that would dramatically improve the odds of discovering planets with conditions suitable for life.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 13:47
These planets, named KOI-200b and KOI-889b, are among the first detected with the new high-accuracy spectrograph HARPS-N.
Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 21:51
One way to find whether exoplanets would contain life forms would be by looking at their distinctive colours, say scientists.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 21:15
`Super-Earths` follow a different evolutionary track from the planets found in our solar system.
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