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114 Earth-Like Planets Found, Possibly Supporting Life or Aliens

Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire in England said they were astonished when found 60 new planets orbiting stars near the Earth’s own solar system, while another 54 planets were also found nearby, bringing the total number of potential planets to 114, which they believe have the potential to support life system or could be hosting aliens already. Dr Mikko ...

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Ophiuchus: What NASA Said About 13th Zodiac Sign Ophiuchus?

NASA unequivocally says ‘Astrology is NOT science!’ It is Astronomy that is the scientific study of everything in outer space and astronomers and other space scientists know that stars many light years away have no effect on the ordinary activities of humans on Earth. "Astrology is something else. It’s not science. No one has shown that astrology can be used ...

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NASA Finds Wind Pattern Change in Stratosphere, Was it Linked to Pacific Decadal Oscillation?

Scientists at NASA were surprised to see major change in wind pattern in the tropical stratosphere after almost six decades later called the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), first observed in 1953. QBO helps scientists to understand and predict the weather changes. The current change in QBO was found in December 2015 when the winds coming from west started changing their pattern ...

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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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Life’s Possible in 3 New Exoplanets: MIT Team

Three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light years away from Earth could become the next space colony targets with size and temperature comparable to those of Earth and Venus, perhaps the best livable planets found ever. An international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have detected the three planets using TRAPPIST ...

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India’s Mars Mission Mangalyaan Sends New Year 2016 Greetings, Disc Picture of Red Planet

India’s prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Mangalyaan still circling the Red Planet has taken the occasion of New Year 2016 to send greetings to earthlings. “Happy New Year. Dear earthlings! North Pole looks wicked cool here!” said Indian Space Research Organisation’s Mangalyaan from Mars Orbiter. It has also sent a stunning picture of the full disc of Mars that was ...

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Dead Star Captured Eaten by White Dwarf by NASA Kepler Mission

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope has brought in new evidence of a tiny, rocky ‘planet’ being destroyed as it is swallowed by a white dwarf star, recreating cannibalism of the dead stars in the solar syste, said researchers. It means the stars like our Sun, when aged, are burnt out and lose thier gravity before vaporising into smaller sizes. “We are ...

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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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Spaceflight Elevates Risk of Gut Diseases, Reveals New Study

Flying high is everybody’s dream in life. However, only astronauts live this dream in its ultimate form with the journey never stopping. While spaceflight has its own perks, sometimes it can pose a threat to the human health as well. A new study, headed by Qing Ge from the Peking University Health Center in Peking, Beijing has shown that spaceflight ...

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NASA Discovers Closest Rocky Exoplanet Just 21 Light Years Away

Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system using the Spitzer Space telescope. The planet is a mere 21 light-years away, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. It is also known as HD 219134b. Planet itself can’t be seen directly, even by telescopes. In the Cassiopeia constellation, near the ...

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Earth-like Planet ‘Kepler 452b’ Finally Found But…

This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

NASA has beeen aggressively looking for an earth-like planet for over a decade and many findings of planets proved futile owing to non-habitable or hostile conditions but the one found and named Kepler 452b is two-thirds similar, if not exactly the twin. The new earth-like planet has 385 days and twice the gravity, rocky surface and orbits its own Sun, ...

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus stunning lights similar to curtain eruptions seen on Earth: Scientists

New research proposes the possibility that icy eruptions on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus could be in the form of broad, curtain-like eruptions, rather than discrete jets. Based on data obtained from NASA’s Cassini mission, the researchers say these eruptions from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Though they appear to be individual jets ...

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Russia’s Lost ‘Spinning’ Spacecraft to Fall on Earth Tonight

Russian scientists have repeatedly maintained that the lost spacecraft Progress M27M will fall to earth tonight (Thursday/Friday, May 7/8, 2015) and the chances are that it may be seen hovering over the US, Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia before burn up itself mostly in the sky. The Russian spacecraft has gone out of control after liftoff on 28 April 2015. Fortunately ...

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Another Skylab? Russian ISS Cargo Spacecraft Crashing on Earth Next Week, Emergency Situation Feared

Russian cargo spacecraft Progress carrying 6,000 pounds of food, fuel and scientific instruments for the crew at the International Space Station (ISS) has gone out of control and is likely to re-enter earth and crash anywhere. The Progress M27M was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, April 28 but minutes later when the aircraft entered its preliminary orbit ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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Like Mars, Cosmic Ocean of Millimeter-Sized Stones Formed Earth Too: Study

Like asteroids, our own planet Earth was formed by a cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the young sun, said a new study led by Lund University in Sweden. Scientists said fragments of asteroids which land on Earth as meteorites regularly comprise millimetre-sized round stones called chondrules, believed to be the original building blocks of the solar system. The ...

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How Animals Sense Earthquake 23 Days in Advance?

From ancient times, it was known that animals act strange enough to predict some natural disaster and now Cambridge University researchers are able to correlate directly the earthquake occurrence with  strange animal behaviour based on both scientific and empirical data. The team of researchers studied animals in Peru’s Yanachaga National Park and recorded their behavior before and during 23 days ...

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