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Closest 'habitable' planet found 14 light years away

The three newly detected planets orbit the small, relatively cool and stable star about every 5, 18 and 67 days.

Dec 20, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

Avian evolution linked to climate change: Study

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History reveals that the evolution of modern birds was greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

Dec 12, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Japan's probe sends back first pictures of Earth's twin 'Venus'

JAXA released the triumphant images of Venus taken by its planetary probe Akatsuki.

Dec 10, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

See pic: NASA's image of the day - Earth in full view!

The US space agency has released a stunning photo of Earth that shows our blue planet in full view.

Dec 08, 2015, 09:21 AM IST

Paris Summit: Protecting our planet & nature is a priority for India, says PM Modi

In a blunt warning to rich nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told developed countries which powered their way to prosperity on fossil fuels that it would be "morally wrong" if they sh

Nov 30, 2015, 20:57 PM IST

Mars too will gain a Saturn-like ring

The resulting rubble from Phobos - rocks of various sizes and a lot of dust - would continue to orbit Mars and quickly distribute themselves around the planet in a ring.

Nov 25, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

This `magnetic powerhouse` star is too stormy for alien life

The star's extraordinary magnetic field is potentially associated with a constant flurry of solar-flare-like eruptions.

Nov 20, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Radiation blasts stripped life on most Earth-like planets

The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from a superflaring Red Dwarf star, Kepler-438.

Nov 18, 2015, 15:30 PM IST

Why most Earth-like planet is uninhabitable

As per the University of Warwick research, the atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from a superflaring Red Dwarf star, Kepler-438.

Nov 18, 2015, 08:59 AM IST

Newly-found earth-sized rocky planet too hot for life

 Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that, in the language of "Star Wars," would be the polar opposite of frigid Hoth, and even more inhospitable than the deserts of Tatooine.  

Nov 12, 2015, 16:43 PM IST

Watch: The search for another Earth!

51 Pegasi b was the first planet to be discovered orbiting a main-sequence star, the Sun-like 51 Pegasi.

Nov 08, 2015, 12:52 PM IST

Weather patterns in alien world unveiled

 A new technique that has revealed weather patterns in a mysterious world beyond our solar system may soon be used to analyse potential of exoplanets to host life, says a study.

Nov 04, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

Check out: Top 10 weirdest creatures spotted on earth

Have you ever thought about weird creature being spotted on earth?

Nov 04, 2015, 15:00 PM IST

Cosmic `Death Star` espied `wrecking` planet

A large, rocky object disintegrating in its death spiral around a distant white dwarf star has been spotted, hinting at 'Star Wars'-like cosmic Death Star effect.

Oct 22, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

Water may be found on other planets too, says NASA scientist

With a recent NASA study confirming presence of water on Mars, Indian-origin scientist working with the US space agency Amitabh Ghosh on Friday said that a few other planets in our solar system too may have water, increasing the possibility of finding life there.

Oct 10, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

20 years ago astronomers discovered the first planet outside our solar system

51 Pegasi b was the first planet spotted around a “normal” star like our Sun. 

Oct 08, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Mysterious ripples racing through planet-forming disk discovered

The fast-moving, wave-like structures are unlike anything ever observed, or even predicted in a circumstellar disk, researchers noted.

Oct 08, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Climate change can alter the planet's shape

 As melting glaciers erode the land, global warming could alter the shape of the planet, says a new study.

Oct 03, 2015, 13:44 PM IST

NASA rover Opportunity ready for harsh Martian winter

Red Planet is headed for harsh winter and NASA rover Opportunity is not worried at all. The rover is conducting a "walkabout" survey of the "Marathon Valley" where it plans to face the upcoming Martian winter while studing the context for outcrops bearing clay minerals.

Sep 26, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

Critters, not catastrophe, caused Earth's first mass extinction

A new study has given out the evidence that world's first known mass extinction, which took place about 540 million years ago, had a more subtle cause: evolution itself.

Sep 05, 2015, 16:51 PM IST