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World`s largest laser re-creates giant planets` conditions in lab for first time

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:39

Scientists have experimentally re-created the conditions that endure deep inside the giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system with the help of very powerful laser.

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.

Venus` atmospheric waves decoded for the first time

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:45

A new research has identified the nature of atmospheric waves of the planet Venus for the first time.

Planet Mercury result of early hit-and-run collisions

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:41

Mercury and other unusually metal-rich objects in the solar system may be relics left behind by hit-and-run collisions in the early solar system, scientists say.

New methane detector to help hunt life on planets outside solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:41

Researchers from University College London (UCL) has developed a powerful new model to hunt life on planets outside solar system by focusing on methane.

Earth, Moon may be now 60 million years older than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:10

Scientists have finally unlocked the mystery of when did our planet evolve.

Newly discovered 715 exoplanets hints at worlds similar to our own

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:33

A team lead of astronomers at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center have used data from NASA`s Kepler space telescope to uncover 715 new exoplanets.

Star set to swallow two exoplanets in 130 million and 155 million years

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:40

Astronomers have said that the planets Kepler-56b and Kepler-56c are going to be swallowed by their star in a short time by astronomical standards.

New findings poke holes in Black Hole `Doughnut` theory

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 18:43

A team of astronomers using NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to survey more than 170,000 supermassive black holes have now decided to re-examine a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.

Are exoplanets mimicking signs of life when there is none?

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:42

Are astronomers being fooled by signs of life on exoplanets? This may well be the case if we believe a significant research, suggesting that the search for life on planets outside our solar system may be more difficult than previously thought.

Researchers find first evidence of a possible `exomoon`

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 09:53

According to a new research funded by NASA, astronomers have found in the far world first signs of what could be an “exomoon”.

New study suggests formation of Moon dates back to 4.47 billion years

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 09:46

In a new research, scientists have estimated the birth date of Moon to 4.470 billion years. It means that our planet`s only natural satellite was formed some 4.470 billion years, nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system.