DNA Analysis of Water Vapour found on Exoplanet

Water found for first time on potentially habitable exoplanet. To know more watch the video

Sep 13, 2019, 23:10 PM IST

Pluto is a planet, declares NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine: The old debate is back

NASA and International Astronomical Union's official stand state Pluto is a dwarf planet.


Aug 30, 2019, 11:51 AM IST

NASA's planet-hunting probe discovers Earth-size world outside solar system

Located outside of our solar system, the new 'Earth' size world is likely rocky and circles very close to its star, completing one orbit in just under eight days, says NASA.

Apr 16, 2019, 13:29 PM IST

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is located about 500 light years away in a highly-productive stellar 'nursery' region of the galaxy, said researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

NASA's newest planet hunter begins search for more planets around nearby stars

TESS is NASA`s latest satellite to search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets. 

Jul 29, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

The astronomers spotted the new moons when they were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system. 

Jul 18, 2018, 13:58 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

 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

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

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 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

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 (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 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