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  • NASA's TESS spots earth sized planet
    SpaceNASA's TESS spots earth sized planet

    "It’s so exciting that TESS, which launched just about a year ago, is already a game-changer in the planet-hunting business," said Johanna Teske, Carnegie Institution for Science in the US.

    5 months ago
  • Scientists find vast Jupiter-like exoplanet hanging 129 light years from Earth
    SpaceScientists find vast Jupiter-like exoplanet hanging 129 light years from Earth

    Scientists have discovered a vast exoplanet which is located 129 light years from Earth. They have found a “super-Jupiter” like planet in the depth of space using a new technique for scanning the stars.

    6 months ago
  • First exoplanet spotted by NASA's Kepler finally confirmed
    SpaceFirst exoplanet spotted by NASA's Kepler finally confirmed

    It’s been ten years that NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered the first exoplanet but then scientists globally could not accept its existence. And, now, finally, the exoplanet has been confirmed ad a real world.

    7 months ago
  • Astronomers discover over 100 new exoplanets via Kepler space telescope
    SpaceAstronomers discover over 100 new exoplanets via Kepler space telescope

    An international team of astronomers have discovered more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) -- that revolve around stars other than the Sun -- in only three months, using a combination of ground- and space-based telescopes.

    10 months ago
  • NASA's Kepler telescope bids 'goodbye' with final commands
    SpaceNASA's Kepler telescope bids 'goodbye' with final commands

    NASA's popular Kepler space telescope has put itself into rest mode after getting the final commands from the Earth. The telescope has discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars. Here's now that it has received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth. And, it’s the “goodnight” commands which finalise the spacecraft’s transition into retirement.

    10 months ago
  • New 'super-earth' discovered orbiting star nearest to Sun
    Science NewsNew 'super-earth' discovered orbiting star nearest to Sun

    In an attempt to explore the sky, astronomers have discovered a frozen planet which weighs three times the earth. It is orbiting the closest solitary star to the Sun and scientists termed it as 'Super Earth'. Read the article to know about this strange rocky planet which orbits around its host star once every 233 days.

    10 months ago
  • NASA's planet-hunter Kepler retires, the new quest begins
    SpaceNASA's planet-hunter Kepler retires, the new quest begins

    After nine and a half years of non-stop work, the planet hunting space telescope, Kepler bids good bye. The telescope has run out of manoeuvring fuel and is being retired, NASA announced to media.

    11 months ago
  • Scientists discovers Wolf 503b exoplanet twice the size of Earth
    SpaceScientists discovers Wolf 503b exoplanet twice the size of Earth

    An international team of scientists have discovered a new exoplanet twice the size of Earth. The discovery has been made by using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which says that the newly found exoplanet is located about 145 light years away. Named as 'Wolf 503b' it is in the Virgo constellation and it orbits its star every six days. It is about 10 times closer to the Sun than Mercury.

    1 year ago
  • On NASA app click out of the world selfies
    SpaceOn NASA app click out of the world selfies

    NASA has rolled out a new app that allows you to take a picture of yourself in a virtual spacesuit, posing in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, like the Orion Nebula or the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.

    1 year ago
  • Guidebook to search alien life is on the way, say scientists
    SpaceGuidebook to search alien life is on the way, say scientists

    Now, a ‘guide book’ will guide you through out the way to universe. Yes, scientists have studied the available research on exoplanets and finds that all the data may serve as a ‘guide book’ to search for alien life in the universe. Leading experts from University of California, Riverside in the US, have written a major series of review papers on the past, present, and future of the search for life on other planets.

    1 year ago