Three new Earth-like planets found, could sustain life

Three new Earth-like planets found, could sustain life

Michael Gillon and the team from the University of Liege started their research project five years ago. Only in September last year they discovered three planets orbiting around a nearby dwarf star known as Trappist 1.

New planet-hunting tool to refine exoplanet search

New planet-hunting tool to refine exoplanet search

 A team of scientists has developed a new refined tool to search for exoplanets orbiting distant stars or other planetary detections.

Astronomers discover stripped Hot Super-Earths!

Astronomers discover stripped Hot Super-Earths!

Researchers used asteroseismology to study the internal properties of these planets and their stars to a level that are unseen before.

NASA: Planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode

NASA: Planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode

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New Delhi: It's the second time in a row that Kepler spacecraft has placed itself in emergency mode.

During a routine contact on April 7, NASA received a transmission that Kepler had entered "emergency mode", as per a NASA statement.

Planets similar to earth have identical interiors

Planets similar to earth have identical interiors

In comparison, about a third of the Earth's mass is in its core.

Hubble reveals diversity of exoplanet atmosphere

Hubble reveals diversity of exoplanet atmosphere

Using data from Hubble and NASA's Spitzer telescopes, astronomers have revealed for the first time the diversity of atmosphere on exoplanets.

First image of planet in making captured

First image of planet in making captured

LkCa15 is a young star with a transition disk around it, a cosmic whirling dervish, a birthplace for planets.

Weather patterns in alien world unveiled

 A new technique that has revealed weather patterns in a mysterious world beyond our solar system may soon be used to analyse potential of exoplanets to host life, says a study.

'Habitability index' to reveal where to look for alien life

'Habitability index' to reveal where to look for alien life

 Astronomers from University of Washington's virtual planetary laboratory have created a way to compare and rank exoplanets to help prioritise which of the thousands discovered warrant close inspection in the search for life beyond Earth.

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

US space agency NASA has likely discovered 'another earth' orbiting a star. The discovery is an important step in NASA's attempts to find life outside earth.

NASA officially launches project to find alien life

NASA officially launches project to find alien life

The US space agency has launched an ambitious project to hunt for signs of life beyond our solar system.

Exoplanets more hospitable to life

Exoplanets more hospitable to life

Exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - are more likely to have water and be more habitable than previously thought, suggest astrophysicists from University of Toronto, Canada.

Here's your chance to name exoplanets, host stars

Astronomers from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently organized a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

NASA posters depict alien worlds

NASA posters depict alien worlds

NASA has released three exoplanet posters in order to stir the public's curiosity about exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.

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.

'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans

'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans

A new study has recently revealed that exoplanets, whose axis is tilted, may still be habitable if they are covered in oceans.

Astronomers on an endeavor to find stretched-out 'exotic' exoplanets

Astronomers may soon be able to find exoplanets that are stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit.

Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.

Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?

Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?

A new study has revealed that the combination of earth-based science of sustainability and the space-oriented field of astrobiology can shed light on the future of technological civilization on Earth and is the planet first and only technologically-intensive culture in Universe.

European satellite Gaia may reveal thousands of planets

European satellite Gaia may reveal thousands of planets

Gaia, a recently launched European satellite could reveal tens of thousands of new planets, some very unique, within the next few years, shows research.