Planets


Project Blue Aims to Capture the First Direct Image of Earth-like Planets at Alpha Centauri

Project Blue Aims to Capture the First Direct Image of Earth-like Planets at Alpha Centauri

The project will launch a lightweight telescope into the Earth's orbit by 2019, hoping to provide scientific community wit...

Oct 12 2016, 4:49am CDT

Solar Express: The Space Train will Take Humans to Mars and Other Planets of our Solar System

Solar Express: The Space Train will Take Humans to Mars and Other Planets of our Solar System

The hypothetical space train would travel at 1 percent of the speed of light or about 3,000 kilometers per second, faster than...

Aug 29 2016, 2:04am CDT

Kepler Mission Discovers a Treasure Trove of More than 100 New Planets

Kepler Spacecraft Discovers a Treasure Trove of More than 100 New Planets

K2, the revamped mission, has yielded 104 confirmed exoplanets including the first planetary system comprising four Earth-like...

Jul 18 2016, 10:19pm CDT

Massive Giant Planets Found in Star Cluster Messier 67

Massive Giant Planets Found in Star Cluster Messier 67

Scientists have discovered unexpectedly high number of giant exoplanets in a cluster of stars called Messier 67 that is about t...

Jun 20 2016, 4:09am CDT

Not many habitable planets can harbour life: Scientists

Not many habitable planets can harbour life: Scientists

London, May 26 (IANS) Fewer than predicted planets may be capable of harbouring life because their atmospheres keep them too ho...

May 26 2016, 3:15am CDT

Evidence of Baby Planets Found Around Young Star HL Tauri

Evidence of Baby Planets Found Around Young Star HL Tauri

The data analysis related to a very young star named HL Tauri -- estimated to be only about a million years old -- has provided...

May 25 2016, 4:59am CDT

Three new Earth-like Planets Found Nearby Trappist 1

Three new Earth-like Planets Found Nearby Trappist 1

Michael Gillon and the team from the University of Liege started their research project five years ago. Only in September last...

May 15 2016, 4:10am CDT

NASA Discovers 1284 New Alien Planets

NASA’s Kepler Discovers Biggest Ever Collection of Alien Planets

NASA’s Kepler Mission has detected more than a thousand alien planets in the context of outer space....

May 11 2016, 4:33am CDT

The NASA Kepler Probe Discovers 1,284 New Planets

The NASA Kepler Probe Discovers 1,284 New Planets

NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets - the single largest finding of planets to date - giving fresh hopes to as...

May 11 2016, 12:09am CDT

Three Earth-sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Star

Three Earth-sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Star

Raising the hope to find alien life near us, an international team of astrophysicists has discovered three Earth-sized planets...

May 3 2016, 12:08am CDT

Study reveals ocean circulation on distant Earth-like planets

Study reveals ocean circulation on distant Earth-like planets

London, April 6 (IANS) The salt levels of oceans on distant Earth-like planets could have a major effect on their climates and...

Apr 6 2016, 7:20am CDT

Cannibalism Creates Our Sun, Stars and Planets

Cannibalism Creates Our Sun, Stars and Planets

Our source of energy, the sun, has a history wrought with star cannibalism or so the latest astrophysical research points towar...

Feb 8 2016, 8:24am CST

You Can Now See Five Planets All At Once

You Can Now See Five Planets All At Once

Now finally skygazers can get a chance to view five planets in the canopy of night at one and the same time....

Jan 28 2016, 6:12am CST

Kepler Discovers 100 New Alien Planets

Kepler Discovers 100 New Alien Planets

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered 100 new exoplanets during its second-chance K2 mission....

Jan 8 2016, 6:33am CST

Most Earth-like Planets are too Radioactive to Live in

Most Earth-like Planets are too Radioactive to Live in

Kepler-438b, an Earth-size exoplanet is virtually uninhabitable due to superflares emitting from its star...

Nov 17 2015, 8:55pm CST

Spirals Around Young Stars Hint on Unseen Planets

Spirals Around Young Stars Hint on Unseen Planets

Massive spiral arms in dust around young stars are the evidence for the presence of giant, invisible worlds...

Oct 31 2015, 9:46am CDT

Earth Is One of the First Habitable Planets, Many More Are Yet to be Born

Earth Is One of the First Habitable Planets, Many More Are Yet to be Born

Only 8% of potentially habitable planets are formed yet, according to a theoretical study....

Oct 21 2015, 12:42am CDT

Astronomers Will Search for Life-Friendly Planets with New Habitability Index

Astronomers Will Search for Life-Friendly Planets with New Habitability Index

The newly devised index help compare and rank exoplanets on the basis of their habitability....

Oct 7 2015, 2:49am CDT

Study Claims that Earth-Like Planets Around Stars Have Magnetic Field And They Can Protect Life

The magnetic fields serve as a shield and protect exoplanets from stellar radiations....

Sep 30 2015, 6:52am CDT

NASA Will Use Tumbling and Bouncing Hedgehog Robots to Explore Alien Planets

NASA Will Use Tumbling and Bouncing Hedgehog Robots to Explore Alien Planets

The hedgehog will replace traditional vehicles that get stuck in sinkholes on comets and result in ending space missions....

Sep 5 2015, 4:02am CDT

Pebbles Build Gas Giant Planets

Space Pebbles Build Gas Giant Planets

Various astronomers have surmised that planetary pebbles were the original building units. That is for the heavenly bodies we s...

Aug 20 2015, 7:12am CDT

74 Earth-Sized Planets Have Earth-Like Circular Orbits

74 Earth-Sized Planets Have Earth-Like Circular Orbits

There are many earth-sized planets in outer space surrounding various stars. At least six dozen have been identified and they m...

Jun 2 2015, 6:31am CDT

Nearest Dying White Dwarfs Likely Still Harbor Planets

Nearest Dying White Dwarfs Likely Still Harbor Planets

More than two dozen nearby stellar White Dwarfs — the burnt- out remnant cores of solar type stars in their final death throes...

Jan 29 2014, 5:48pm CST

Over 60 Billion Planets in the Milky Way Could Support Alien Life

Over 60 Billion Planets in the Milky Way Could Support Alien Life

The most fundamental question astronomers and philosophers have asked themselves is: is there life out there? Well, for starter...

Jul 2 2013, 8:41am CDT