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Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Artificial intelligence may help predict alien life: Study

Artificial intelligence may help predict alien life: Study

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets, according to a study.

Apr 04, 2018, 13:34 PM IST
Astronomers discover hot Earth-sized planet outside our solar system

Astronomers discover hot Earth-sized planet outside our solar system

K2-229b is 20 percent larger than Earth but has a mass 2.6 times greater -- and a dayside temperature of over 2000 degrees Celsius.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:30 PM IST
Sunscreen snowfall on a giant planet outside solar system

Sunscreen snowfall on a giant planet outside solar system

The problem is the sunscreen (titanium oxide) precipitation only happens on the planet's permanent nighttime side.

Oct 27, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
In a first, Hubble detects hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

In a first, Hubble detects hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

Scientists have discovered glowing water molecules in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.

Aug 03, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain stable hydrogen fusion in their core, the hallmark of stars like the Sun.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Did a new planet just reveal itself? Scientists discover Mars-sized object at the edge of the solar system!

Did a new planet just reveal itself? Scientists discover Mars-sized object at the edge of the solar system!

 In other words, something unknown is warping the average orbital plane of the outer solar system.

Jun 25, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
Cassini reveals Saturn's moon 'Iapetus' is a world of contrast – See pic

Cassini reveals Saturn's moon 'Iapetus' is a world of contrast – See pic

Data from the Cassini mission has shown that Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it, which leads to the moon's distinctive, two-toned appearance. 

Jun 13, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from Bangalore’s Inventure Academy, joins an elite group of people having their names named after stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Jun 08, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
UN Ocean Conference opens with call to save planet

UN Ocean Conference opens with call to save planet

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
A Jupiter-like world: Astronomers discover hottest gas giant planet

A Jupiter-like world: Astronomers discover hottest gas giant planet

The KELT-9b planet was found using one of the two telescopes called KELT, or Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope.

Jun 06, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day (WED), which occurs on 5 June every year, is all about taking action and getting yourself involved physically to do something to help preserve nature and ecosystems.

Jun 05, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

World Environment Day 2017 will be observed today across the world and the theme of this year is `Connecting People to Nature`.

Jun 05, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Spotted - Potentially habitable 'Super-Earth' planet found orbiting nearby star

Spotted - Potentially habitable 'Super-Earth' planet found orbiting nearby star

Scientists say the planet thought to be a rocky world is roughly three times more massive than the Earth, and resides at the edge of the habitable zone of its host star GJ625 (Gliese 625).

May 30, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
New planet alert! Scientists discover 'puffy planet' 320 light years from Earth – See pic

New planet alert! Scientists discover 'puffy planet' 320 light years from Earth – See pic

This “puffy planet” outside our solar system may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life, researchers said.

May 22, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
Humans must leave Earth within next 100 years to survive, warns Stephen Hawking

Humans must leave Earth within next 100 years to survive, warns Stephen Hawking

British physicist Stephen Hawking claims that time is running out for the Earth and humanity will need to leave the planet for its survival.

May 03, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Earth Day: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet

Earth Day: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet

He hoped that this year`s theme of "Environmental and Climate Literacy" would help in creating awareness about protecting nature and natural resources.
 

Apr 22, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was about 1.1 million miles away from Earth - about 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon - when it passed by at about 8:30 a.m. E.S.T.

Apr 20, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA scientists are creating a metal fabrics that could one day be used in space.

Apr 19, 2017, 23:14 PM IST