Radio waves may find exomoons

In renewed hope of finding life outside our solar system, physicists say that following a trail of radio wave emissions may lead them to discover exomoons harbouring life.

Newly found `planet-like` object may have been `fiery star`

Researchers have discovered a new object that is now cool as a planet but the evidence revealed that in its diverse history it might have been a hot fiery star.

Earth-like volcanic eruptions on Jupiter`s moon

In a new finding, NASA scientists have reported three massive volcanic eruptions on one of Jupiter`s moons.

Three exoplanets nearly dry

In a significant discovery using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers, including an Indian-origin researcher, who went looking for water vapour in three exoplanets orbiting stars similar to our sun have come up nearly dry.

Diamond blasted with laser to decode giant planets` core

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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`

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

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

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

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.

Researchers map in detail Ganymede, largest moon in the solar system

The US Geological Survey has completed the first global geological map of Ganymede, Jupiter`s largest moon and also the largest moon in the solar system.

Jupiter may have once migrated closer to the Sun

MIT scientists have developed a map of more than 100,000 asteroids throughout the solar system which suggests that Jupiter may have once drifted much closer to the Sun.

Rare binary asteroids discovered by undergraduate students

Undergraduate students taking classes for non-astronomy majors at the University of Maryland have made a rare discovery- a pair of binary asteroids that orbit and eclipse each other.

Storms as big as Jupiter`s `great red spot` discovered on brown dwarfs

New observations from NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope have suggested that most brown dwarfs also feature one or more Jupiter`s "Great Red Spot" like planet-size storms.