Planet

Spotted - Potentially habitable 'Super-Earth' planet found orbiting nearby star

Scientists say the planet thought to be a rocky world is roughly three times more massive than the Earth, and resides at the edge of the habitable zone of its host star GJ625 (Gliese 625).

May 30, 2017, 16:49 PM IST

New planet alert! Scientists discover 'puffy planet' 320 light years from Earth – See pic

This “puffy planet” outside our solar system may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life, researchers said.

May 22, 2017, 21:10 PM IST

Humans must leave Earth within next 100 years to survive, warns Stephen Hawking

British physicist Stephen Hawking claims that time is running out for the Earth and humanity will need to leave the planet for its survival.

May 03, 2017, 18:22 PM IST

Earth Day: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet

He hoped that this year`s theme of "Environmental and Climate Literacy" would help in creating awareness about protecting nature and natural resources.
 

Apr 22, 2017, 23:06 PM IST

Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was about 1.1 million miles away from Earth - about 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon - when it passed by at about 8:30 a.m. E.S.T.

Apr 20, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA scientists are creating a metal fabrics that could one day be used in space.

Apr 19, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots auroras on Uranus

The US space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured auroras on the Uranus.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Australian astronomers launch public search for mysterious 'Planet 9'

The researchers at Australian National University (ANU) called on amateur astronomers to help them find the so called 'Planet 9' 

Mar 27, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

Pluto should regain its planet status: Experts

The definition approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006, demoted Pluto to "non-planet," dropping the number of planets in our solar system from nine to eight.

Mar 19, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

'Pluto a planet, and so are over 100 celestial bodies'

The definition approved by the International Astronomical Union in 2006 demoted Pluto to "non-planet," thus dropping the consensus number of planets in our solar system from nine to eight. 
 

Mar 18, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Is Star Wars' Tatooine real? Astronomers find binary star system similar to the fictional planet!

The debris appears to be rocky and suggests that terrestrial planets like Tatooine might exist in the system, according to the researchers.

Mar 01, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

White dwarf star with ''ingredients for life'' discovered

Scientists claim to have discovered a white dwarf star which possess 'ingredients for life''.

Feb 10, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth?

In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future.

Jan 20, 2017, 21:20 PM IST

This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)

These NASA images demonstrate how the face of the world has changed over time, with periods ranging from centuries to years. 

Jan 11, 2017, 10:15 AM IST

Possible planet indulging in 'shadow play' is Hubble's latest discovery!

A brightness in the disk that changed with position became the first evidence of the phenomenon.

Jan 09, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

NASA shares beautiful view of Earth and its Moon, as seen from Mars

The US space agency NASA has released a very beautiful image of our planet, Earth and its Moon, as seen from the red planet.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

NASA shares beautiful nighttime view of Western Europe!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful view of Western Europe at night.

Dec 24, 2016, 15:58 PM IST

Caribbean looks magical from space station! French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares the pic

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been capturing the beauty of planet Earth at its best and sharing some of the most amazing visuals of it.

Dec 23, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

Scientists spot pair of newborn planets orbiting young star

Scientists claim that each planet is about the size of Saturn and the young star they have been found orbiting around is located 400 light years from the Earth.

Dec 14, 2016, 09:40 AM IST

Juno mission: Five things to know about NASA's Jupiter probe

 NASA's Juno spacecraft is all set to make its third science flyby of Jupiter planet, the largest planet in our solar system on Sunday, December 11 at  9:04 a.m. PST (12:04 p.m. EST, 17:04 UTC).

Dec 11, 2016, 07:48 AM IST