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  • Did you know Mercury is our closest neighbour? Here's how
    SpaceDid you know Mercury is our closest neighbour? Here's how

    If you are asked which planet is closest to Earth, then what would be your answer? Your common sense may say that it's Venus or Mars. And, you may be right theoretically. But, actually, you're answer is not entirely true. The answer is Mercury. Strange, isn't it!

    6 months ago
  • These Earth-like planets could be our new homes
    SpaceThese Earth-like planets could be our new homes

    Imagine a life outside the blue planet, Earth, where there is no sunrise, no sunset! Well, we cannot but astronomers have some different words to say. They believe that most of the planets in our galaxy that have Earth-like temperatures may be suitable for humanity. Because their orbital period is the same as their period of rotation, these planets will always present the same face to their sun, just like we see the moon as it orbits the Earth.

    7 months ago
  • Strange orbits in outer solar system are not shaped by 'planet nine' reveals new study
    SpaceStrange orbits in outer solar system are not shaped by 'planet nine' reveals new study

    A recent space research claims that the mystery orbits of unknown in the outermost reaches of our solar system are not caused by the hypothesised ‘Planet Nine'. The phenomenon can be explained by the gravitational force of small bodies orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune.

    8 months ago
  • Oxygen in planet is not a sign of life, says study
    Science NewsOxygen in planet is not a sign of life, says study

    While most scientists across the globe believe that oxygen plays a key role for the existence of life; a new study contradicts the age-old thinking. The study claims that presence of oxygen and organic compounds on planets don't necessarily mean they can host life.

    9 months ago
  • Astronomers confirm water in atmosphere of planet 179 light years away
    SpaceAstronomers confirm water in atmosphere of planet 179 light years away

    In an attempt to search alien life outside the earth, astronomers have detected water in the atmosphere of a planet 179 light years away.

    10 months ago
  • China's artificial sun may develop clean energy. It's amazingly hot
    Science NewsChina's artificial sun may develop clean energy. It's amazingly hot

    While China is known for designing artificial celestial bodies, its new artificial sun has become the talk of global town. It’s been a few weeks that we learnt that experts in the country was making a fake moon, now we came to know that it’s an earth-based sun simulator which is producing temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius.

    10 months ago
  • NASA discovers Earth-like planets: Is life possible there
    SpaceNASA discovers Earth-like planets: Is life possible there

    NASA's planet-hunting telescope has discovered two earth-like planets beyond our solar system. The orbital telescope has been launched five months ago from Cape Canaveral, Florida and within a short time it has come up with such a big discovery. Now that the earth-like planet has been discovered, the question uproots like if life is possible out there.

    1 year ago
  • Pluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists
    SourcesPluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists

    The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid and is erroneous, scientists argued challenging previously held theories.

    1 year ago
  • Water worlds could support life: Study
    SourcesWater worlds could support life: Study

    The conditions for life on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, which opens up the possibility of water worlds being habitable, according to a new study.

    1 year ago
  • NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 15 yrs in space
    SourcesNASA's Spitzer telescope completes 15 yrs in space

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the youngest member of the "Great Observatory" programme, has completed 15 years in space.

    1 year ago