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Space Exploration

Epochal Discovery In Space: The First Cousin Of Earth That Could Host Alien Life!

April 18, 2014 |

Astronomers have found the first Earth-sized exoplanet within a star’s habitable zone. The planet is the closest thing yet to the coveted ‘Goldilocks’ orb that scientists have long sought — a world roughly the size of Earth orbiting a star at a distance that is just right for liquid water to exist Read More

Fascinating Exoplanets Outside The Solar System – Part 2

April 17, 2014 |

Exoplanets or “extrasolar planets” are planets found outside our solar system. They are designated by affixing a lowercase letter, starting from “b” towards “z” depending on order of discovery, to their parent star’s Flamsteed designation or catalogue numbers. So, most remarkable exoplanets ever discovered: Read More

Where Might We Find Life Beyond Earth?

April 7, 2014 | 2

If life on Earth has taught us anything, it is that where you find liquid water, you generally find life. Looking at our solar system, we now have good reason to conclude that at least a handful of moons — Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Enceladus, Titan, and possibly Triton — may harbor vast bodies of liquid water beneath their icy shells. Read More

Bad Weather On Uranus And Neptune: The Ice-Giants

March 26, 2014 |

For decades, scientists have witnessed swirling clouds and violent winds in the atmospheres of ice giants Uranus and Neptune. Voyager data in the 1980s revealed that the pair actually has some of the strongest east-west jet streams in the solar system. Read More

New Technique Could Help Us To Detect Life On Other Planets

March 21, 2014 | 1

A team of astrobiologists has invented a method of research that could identify life on other planets. Unfortunately, there’s just one problem, the telescope that will allow obtaining this information will be ready only in 2018. Read More

Spectacular Volcanic Eruptions On Io

March 13, 2014 |

Beyond Mars lie the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These giant gas balls have no solid surface and thus no possibility of volcanic activity. Any such action in this part of the solar system would have to be on a planetary moon. Read More

TrES-2b: The Darkest Planet Ever Discovered

March 8, 2014 | 1

Kepler’ spacecraft has discovered the darkest known planet in the universe, located 750 light years away from our solar system. Read More

KIC 11442793: Astronomers May Have Identified The Richest Planetary Systems Ever

March 4, 2014 |

Astronomers have identified one of the “richest” planetary systems discovered so far, which includes seven planets, informs The discovery of the seventh planet around the dwarf star KIC 11442793 could be considered a record, said two different teams of researchers. Read More

Kappa Andromedae b: A Super-Jupiter Was Discovered By Astronomers Around Massive Star

March 2, 2014 |

An international team of astrophysicists has identified a planet thats 13 times bigger than “our” Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Read More

An Exoplanet – PSO J318.5-22 – Is Wandering Alone Through Space

March 1, 2014 |

An exotic planet, from the outside solar system, is floating alone through space without orbiting a star, was discovered by a team of astronomers, according to a study published in the United States. Read More

NASA Has Announcesd The Discovery Of 715 New Exoplanets

February 27, 2014 | 2

NASA has confirmed the discovery of a record number of 715 new exoplanets, detected using the Kepler telescope. Four of these planets could sustain life. Read More

It Was Discovered The Nearest Planet Similar To Earth, Kepler-22b Could Potentially Host Life

February 15, 2014 |

Researchers from NASA announced that Kepler telescope has made an amazing discovery, a planet similar to Earth, which would be a perfect host to humans. It is the closest planet of this kind discovered so far, it’s located outside our solar system. Read More

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