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Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered
Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered

 With a technique called gravitational microlensing, scientists have discovered a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star.

Second full moon of July will be visible today
Second full moon of July will be visible today

The second full moon of July will be visible today.

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies
Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

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.

 Amazing space: 10 Interesting facts about dwarf planet Pluto!
Amazing space: 10 Interesting facts about dwarf planet Pluto!

As the science enthusiasts await for more information about this dwarf planet, here are some well known interesting facts to brush up your knowledge

Origin of life revealed in drying puddle

The simple phenomenon of a water puddle drying in the sun may have driven chemical reactions that were critical to the formation of life on early Earth, shows research.

Cosmic rays unlikely to cause birth defects: Study

Contradicting previous findings, new research has found that cosmic rays do not pose any hazards at the Earth's surface.

Celestial extravaganza: Watch the trio meet of Moon, Jupiter and Venus!
Celestial extravaganza: Watch the trio meet of Moon, Jupiter and Venus!

Soon after sunset, shift your eyes towards the sky! You will get to witness the crescent moon given company by Venus and Jupiter making it a celestial extravaganza.

Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots
Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has provided images of sunspots from the other side of the Sun that is turned away from Earth.

Dutch students develop solar-powered family car

 Dutch students have developed a family car powered by the sun which generates more energy than it uses while reaching speeds of up to 125 kilometres per hour and the vehicle can clock over 1,000 km on a full charge.

How sun gives you wrinkles, skin cancer

 Scientists have documented for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to the skin from the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, leading to skin cancer.

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

Why unusual 'blue hook' stars are 10 times hotter than Sun

Researchers have revealed why the blue hook stars, found in the center of many star clusters, are just half the mass of Earth's sun, yet ten times hotter and much more luminous.

Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!
Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!

Yes, today is the longest day of the year as June 21 marks the summer solstice. It’s the day when there are the most hours of sunlight.

New model may explain massive heat in Sun's corona
New model may explain massive heat in Sun's corona

A trio of researchers has created a computer model that may solve the mystery of why there is so much heat in the Sun's corona.

Nearby `dwarf` galaxy home to many large star clusters

 A team of Tel Aviv University and UCLA astronomers have discovered a remarkable cluster of more than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy very near our own.

Those who don't perform surya namaskar should 'live in a dark room': Yogi Adityanath

"The sun has never discriminated against anyone. The intelligence of those opposed to surya namaskar is laughable."

Mars missions to rest as Red Planet hides behind Sun
Mars missions to rest as Red Planet hides behind Sun

 From June 7 to June 21, NASA's Mars Missions will not beam any new data to the Earth as the Red Planet goes behind the Sun and the spacecraft and rovers take their biennial rest.

Spanish woman sues eBay over right to sell the sun
Spanish woman sues eBay over right to sell the sun

A 54-year-old Spanish woman banned from selling plots on the Sun on eBay has filed a lawsuit against the internet ecommerce giant.