Solar systems

Venus transit to fine-tune search for other world

The scientists will be using the last Venus transit for a century, which will take place next week, to learn how to size up other solar systems as we search for life in the universe.

May 31, 2012, 08:44 AM IST

Why giant alien planets pile up in certain orbits

Computer simulations have offered a plausible explanation for the pile-ups of giant planets in many newly discovered solar systems.

Mar 20, 2012, 12:23 PM IST

Scientists observe budding solar systems

Scientists have observed, for the first time ever, the processes that give rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems.

Jun 11, 2010, 19:09 PM IST

Many comets evolved in other solar systems

Many well-known comets such as Halley and Hale-Bopp originally formed in other solar systems, according to a Queen`s University researcher.

Jun 11, 2010, 13:24 PM IST