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Diamond blasted with laser to decode giant planets` core

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:34

To unlock the mystery behind how the cores of `super-Earths` or giant planets like Jupiter respond to intense atmospheric pressure, US researchers have blasted a diamond with the world`s biggest laser beam at a very high pressure.

Conditions deep inside giant planets recreated in lab

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:29

In what could lead to better understanding of how giant planets form, researchers have experimentally recreated the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets, such as Jupiter, Uranus and many other planets recently discovered outside the solar system.

Jupiter`s Moon shaped same way as Earth`s surface: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:19

A new laboratory model suggested that the ridges and troughs shaped on the surface of Jupiter`s icy moon Ganymede were formed the same way as Earth`s tectonic process.

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.

Jupiter`s Great Red Spot `shrinks` to lowest ever measured

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:33

Jupiter`s trademark Great Red Spot - a swirling anti-cyclonic storm larger than Earth - has shrunk to its smallest size ever measured.

Jupiter`s moon Ganymede may have `club sandwich` of ice and oceans

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 12:21

Researchers have revealed that the largest moon in our solar system, a companion to Jupiter named Ganymede, may have ice and oceans stacked up in several layers like a club sandwich.

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.

Which planetary moons should you look out for this month?

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 15:35

Although our planet Earth only has one Moon, most other planets (except Mercury and Venus, which have no natural satellites or moons of their own and Mars, which has just two moons that are small irregular sized objects) have a large number of moons revolving around them.

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.

Scientists recreate crust of Jupiter`s moon Europa

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:21

Scientists suspect that inside Europa, one of the icy moons of Jupiter, reservoirs of liquid water exists, the essential element for life on Earth.

Scientists come closer to discovering habitable earths

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 16:13

Researchers have clicked photos of a planet outside our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.

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.