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Astronomers Found A Jupiter-Like Planet Orbiting Sun-Like Star. Twin Solar System?

July 17, 2015 |

So far, NASA’ Kepler Space Telescope and other exoplanet survey missions have found thousands of alien planetary systems with nearly 2,000 confirmed exoplanets. Read More

New Horizons Is At Less Than One Day Away From Pluto. New Intriguing Image

July 13, 2015 |

NASA’ New Horizons spacecraft is a mere one million kilometres away from Pluto, as it approaches the dwarf planet and its moon Charon for the historic flyby tomorrow, it’s constantly sending back images to earth, and the last one is the sharpest and most stunning image yet of the mysterious icy world. Read More

Astronomers have Discovered A Truly Exotic Star System Of Five Stars

July 8, 2015 |

It’s a small point in the constellation Ursa Major but if we could cross the 250 light-years that separate us from it, we would observe a rare spectacle: a quintuple star system (five stars) containing two eclipsing binary stars — it is the first known system of its kind. Read More

There Are Millions Of Hidden Supermassive Black Holes In The Universe, Scientists Says

July 7, 2015 |

Astronomers have spotted five monster black holes previously hidden by dust and gas in space and they suggests that there might be millions more of them lurking around our universe. Read More

NASA: Hot Neptune-Size Exoplanets May Be Common In Our Galaxy

June 13, 2015 |

Using data provided by NASA’s Spitzer Telescope, astronomers suggests that our galaxy may be inhabited by thousands of hot Neptune-sized planets with clouds of helium, an exotic class of planets in our Milky Way galaxy. Read More

Exiled Stars Exploded Ferociously In Intergalactic Space, Hubble Confirms

June 7, 2015 |

The Huge space between galaxies is not completely empty, it is inhabited by some stars which were flung far away from any other galaxies or stars and lost forever in the dark region of intergalactic space. These stars lives in solitude far enough from their nearest neighbors. Read More

Scientists Found Kuiper Belt Twin Encircling Nearby Star

May 31, 2015 |

Using the Gemini Planet Imager, scientists have discovered a disc-shaped bright ring of debris surrounding a nearby Sun-like star called HD 115600, a planetary system that resembles our own solar system in its infancy. This discovery may help scientists to understand how our solar system formed and developed billions of years ago. Read More

First Case Of ‘Cannibal Star’ Discovered By Hubble Telescope

May 24, 2015 |

Using Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a star never-seen-before in our galaxy or anywhere else in the universe, a star so weird that it was called “Nasty 1“. Read More

Exomoons Could Be As Likely To Host Life As Exoplanets, Claims Scientists

May 21, 2015 |

When we imagine a habitable planet beyond our solar system we tend to think of a “second Earth”, a twin of our planet which is lies at an ideal distance from its host star — a range of distance from a star where liquid water could exists on the planet’s surface — perhaps a little too hot (desert climate) or too cold (eternal winter). What is often forgotten is that there may exists environmental conditions conducive to life different from what we see on Earth. Read More

Astronomers Discover Strange Gas Giant Planet Orbiting a Tiny Star

May 4, 2015 |

This week, astronomers from the Australian National University have discovered a strange gas giant exoplanet (planets beyond our solar system, orbiting a star other than the Sun) that should not exist. Read More

Scientists Discover Three Super-Earths Neighbors Using Robotic Telescope

April 30, 2015 |

A team of scientists using ground-based telescopes in the USA has discovered a unique planetary system orbiting a neighbor star, HD 7924, a mere 54 light-years away. Read More

Ambitious Plan: New NASA Team Searching For Alien Life Beyond Earth

April 23, 2015 |

NASA is planning to bring together Earth’s most brilliant experts from various scientific fields searching for alien life on habitable exoplanets, i.e planets beyond our solar system. Read More

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