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NASA's Kepler watches stellar dancers in Pleiades cluster!

NASA's Kepler watches stellar dancers in Pleiades cluster!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of the Pleiades cluster of stars which was seen through the eyes of WISE, or its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

NASA discovers largest new planet that orbits two suns!

NASA discovers largest new planet that orbits two suns!

As per NASA, Kepler-1647 is 3,700 light-years away and approximately 4.4 billion years old, roughly the same age as Earth.

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.

Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave  or “shock breakout” has been captured for the first time in visible light by the Kepler space telescope.

Strong magnetic fields very common in stars: Study

Strong magnetic fields very common in stars: Study

Using a recently developed technique to detect magnetic fields inside stars, a team of astronomers has discovered that these are very common in stars.

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope spots 'bizarre' star

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope spots 'bizarre' star

The strange star which they named it KIC 8462852 lies just above the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra.

20 years ago astronomers discovered the first planet outside our solar system

20 years ago astronomers discovered the first planet outside our solar system

51 Pegasi b was the first planet spotted around a “normal” star like our Sun. 

'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.

'Alien life' exists, we are not alone, says Vatican chief astronomer

'Alien life' exists, we are not alone, says Vatican chief astronomer

The Vatican which reinforced the belief that Earth was the center of the Universe and the sun revolved around our planet instead has now relaxed its view of mankind's place in the cosmos.

Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

China is hurriedly giving finishing touches to what is being hailed as the world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life!

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA on Thursday confirmed the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet, Kepler-452b, in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star by its Kelper Telescope.

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.

Sun-like stars with large starspots can experience superflares

Sun-like stars with large starspots can experience superflares

A team of astronomers has used the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope to conduct spectroscopic observations of Sun-like "superflare" stars first observed and cataloged by the Kepler Space Telescope.

Scientists create weather bulletin for alien planets

 Scientists have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases by using sensitive observations from the Kepler space telescope.

Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets

Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets

Weather on Earth is way better that on some alien worlds, because as per a new report, there the daily forecast is cloudy, overcast skies in the morning and scorching heat in the afternoon.

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

An international team of astronomers combing through data from the US Kepler space telescope said Tuesday they have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy.

Star with three planets larger than Earth discovered

Star with three planets larger than Earth discovered

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth.

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.

Planet-hunting Kepler probe now has new mission

NASA is planning to assign a new mission to its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope after a positioning system problem sidelined it last year.

`Upside-down planet’ reveals new method of studying binary star systems

A student astronomer at the University of Washington has found an ‘upside-down planet’ which may pave way for new method of studying binary star systems.