Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 13:16
Scientists have looked at how Earth-like planets form and suggest that many of them may be a lot less clement than was thought.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:23
A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA`s third medium-class science mission, and is planned for launch by 2024.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:47
If you throw a cricket ball in the air, it follows a roughly parabolic trajectory. Planets and other astrophysical bodies too follow elliptical orbits.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:32
Researchers using Kepler space telescope have discovered how circumbinary planets form.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 11:45
Researchers have mapped the surface of a brown dwarf - an object larger than a planet and smaller than a star - for the first time.
Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 15:52
As you sip your cup of tea on a chilly morning, an enormous ring of dust and gas - encircling a distant star - may be giving births to new planets at this very moment.
Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 18:58
Researchers after a four-year experiment have revealed how prevailing winds create sand dunes on Earth.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 21:46
Scottish scientists are developing a new kind of laser that could help astronomers to find small Earth-like planets outside our solar system.
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 23:48
Kepler`s cornucopia of alien worlds has found a new entrant in the form of a new kind of planet.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 17:52
What if you are told that a wave can find earth-like planets, identify unknown substances for the medical fraternity and boost the capacity of existing telecom networks?
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:10
In an encouraging sign of life beyond earth, NASA scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:50
Twenty per cent of Sun-like stars in our Milky Way galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could potentially host life, a new study has found.
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