Planet

Distant planet's interior chemistry may not be Earth-like

As per a new study, interior chemistry of a distant planet may differ from our own. New work from a team, including three Carnegie scientists, demonstrates that different magnesium compounds could be abundant inside other planets as compared to Earth.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:42 AM IST

Pluto may harbour alien life, says physicist Brian Cox

Pluto may contain a subsurface ocean warm enough to host life, according to English physicist Brian Cox who also said that humans could be the only complex life in our galaxy.

Aug 31, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of flood situation in Assam

The death toll in this year’s Assam floods has climbed to 12 now. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that over 6.55 lakh people have been affected by the floods so far.

Aug 24, 2015, 22:50 PM IST

Planet three times as large as Jupiter discovered

Chilean astronomer Maritza Soto has discovered a planet three times as large as Jupiter orbiting a red giant star larger than the Sun and located some 290 million light years from Earth.

Aug 20, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

Young exoplanet set to become Jupiter 2.0

A team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our Sun.
 

Aug 14, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

Astronomers discover three super-Earths just 21 light years away

 A new "secret" planetary system that includes three super-Earths and one outer giant planet has been discovered by astronomers at a distance of just 21 light years from Earth.

Aug 02, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Earth's magnetic shield much older than previously thought

The Earth's magnetic field is at least four billion years old, up from the previous estimates of 3.45 billion years, researchers from University of Rochester have found.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:51 AM IST

Rocky exoplanet found is gold mine for astronomers

 Astronomers using a NASA telescope have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system which is larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

Jul 31, 2015, 10:30 AM IST

Strongest Aurora found beyond solar system

 Astronomers have discovered the first aurora that is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen beyond the solar system.

Jul 30, 2015, 11:17 AM IST

Life on Earth probably started as a hiccup rather than roar

A new research has looked into the origins of Earth and claimed that nearly 4 billion years ago, life on the planet probably started as a hiccup rather than a roar.

Jul 29, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA on Thursday confirmed the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet, Kepler-452b, in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star by its Kelper Telescope.

Jul 23, 2015, 22:13 PM IST

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.

Jul 23, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

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

Jul 22, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Why Earth became habitable and not Venus?

 Information about the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth and not Venus to sustain life has been found, shows research.

Jul 22, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth

Stargazers are in for a treat as a huge asteroid is set to pass by the Earth at 11 p.m (London time) on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

New Pluto images puzzle scientists

NASA`s New Horizon spacecraft has captured stunning coloured images of Pluto as it gets ready for a close flyby of the mysterious planet system on July 14.

Jul 03, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

Birth of new planet witnessed

For the first time, scientists are now able to directly study the planet formation process at a very early stage.

Jul 02, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

NASA's New Horizon probe -- set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 -- has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto's surface.

Jul 01, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

After mysterious bright spots, giant 'pyramid' spotted on dwarf planet Ceres

A mysterious, pyramid-shaped mountain has been discovered on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.

Jun 24, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

This teen discovered a planet of the size of Jupiter

In a breakthrough, a new planet 1,000 light-years away has been discovered by a 15-year-old schoolboy from Staffordshire.

Jun 11, 2015, 20:53 PM IST