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Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane pays tribute to the martyred soldiers at Rezang La War Memorial.(ANI / File)
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane pays tribute to the martyred soldiers at Rezang La War Memorial.(ANI / File)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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Ahmedabad-based scientists discover star-planet bigger than Jupiter

The exoplanet has a mass 70 per cent and size of about 1.4 times that of Jupiter, the Indian Space Research Organisation said.
A new star planet has been discovered orbiting too close to an evolved or aging star with a mass of 1.5 times that of Sun.(ISRO)
A new star planet has been discovered orbiting too close to an evolved or aging star with a mass of 1.5 times that of Sun.(ISRO)
Published on Nov 17, 2021 04:39 PM IST
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First 'moon-forming' disc surrounding exoplanet detected by astronomers

  • The disc surrounds an exoplanet dubbed PDS 70c, one of two gas giants similar in size and mass to Jupiter that orbit the star PDS 70, nearly 400 light years from our solar system.
This image shows the PDS 70 system, located nearly 400 light-years away and still in the process of being formed.(Photo by Handout / European Southern Observatory / AFP)
This image shows the PDS 70 system, located nearly 400 light-years away and still in the process of being formed.(Photo by Handout / European Southern Observatory / AFP)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 11:39 PM IST
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Nasa says newly-discovered exoplanet could have water clouds and a ‘tail’

  • Nasa said that the newly-discovered exoplanet, TOI-1231 b, is more than three and a half times as big as Earth, calling it “oddly reminiscent” of Neptune.
Artist’s rendering of TOI-1231 b, a Neptune-like planet about 90 light-years away from Earth.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Artist’s rendering of TOI-1231 b, a Neptune-like planet about 90 light-years away from Earth.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 05:32 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Astronomers discover exoplanet that behaves like long theorized Planet Nine

The exoplanet called HD106906 b occupies an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away. It was first discovered in 2013 with the Magellan Telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
The exoplanet is very far from its two host stars, over 730 times the distance of the Earth from the Sun. One trip around its suns takes 15,000 years.(File Photo (Representative Image))
The exoplanet is very far from its two host stars, over 730 times the distance of the Earth from the Sun. One trip around its suns takes 15,000 years.(File Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Nilavro Ghosh

Cambridge team finds potentially habitable exoplanet twice Earth size

The exoplanet is 124 light-years away, and is 2.6 times the radius and 8.6 times the mass of Earth. It orbits its star within the habitable zone, where temperatures could allow liquid water to exist.
Given the large size of K2-18b, it has been suggested that it would be more like a smaller version of Neptune than a larger version of Earth, the university said.(Photo Credit: University of Cambridge /Generic Image)
Given the large size of K2-18b, it has been suggested that it would be more like a smaller version of Neptune than a larger version of Earth, the university said.(Photo Credit: University of Cambridge /Generic Image)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Star named after Indian scientist, exoplanet gets a Sanskrit name

Bibha’s exoplanet was christened Santamasa, a Sanskrit word that means “clouded”, which refers to the nature of the exoplanet’s atmosphere.
The names of the two astronomical bodies were announced by the Paris-based International Astronomical Union (IAU) along with the names of 111 sets of exoplanets and host stars.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
The names of the two astronomical bodies were announced by the Paris-based International Astronomical Union (IAU) along with the names of 111 sets of exoplanets and host stars.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySnehal Fernandes

Can there be any form of life on exoplanets?

Today, as per the NASA Explanet Archive, there are more than 4,000 exoplanets. Scientists are now evaluating potential chemical combinations that might indicate alien life.
NASA.(Getty Images)
NASA.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Water outside Earth? Researchers discover vapour in exoplanet’s atmosphere

Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its star’s “habitable zone” at a distance -- neither too far nor too close -- where water can exist in liquid form, they reported in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth masses. It orbits its red star every 233 days near the snow-line, a distance where water freezes.
The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.(Getty Images/Representative Image)
The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.(Getty Images/Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 01:10 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

Using NASA’s Kepler Space telescope, scientists discover over 100 new exoplanets

Scientists have discovered a cache over 100 new exoplanets using data from NASA’s Kepler Space telescope as well as ground-based observatories. The diverse planets are expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets and life in the universe.
Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than the sun, have been actively researched in recent years.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than the sun, have been actively researched in recent years.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 04:41 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

In a first for Indian science, team from Ahmedabad finds an exoplanet

The discovery of the exoplanet came after a team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, spent one and half years studying data on the light emitted by the planet’s host star, EPIC 211945201.
Scientists did not directly observe the planet but monitored the changes in the wavelength of light emitting from the star to deduce the presence of another body in its star system
Scientists did not directly observe the planet but monitored the changes in the wavelength of light emitting from the star to deduce the presence of another body in its star system
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMalavika Vyawahare
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