PLANETS

  • It's a short day on Saturn March 26, 2015

    Paris: A day on Saturn is 10 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds long, said a study on Wednesday that further demystifies the ringed gas giant. Saturn's rotation period had long left scientists scratching their heads -- the sixth-furthest planet from our sun has no solid object on its surface to...
  • Mars One has serious flaws, alleges astrophysicist shortlisted for one-way trip to the Red Planet March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dr Joseph Roche, one of the 100 shortlisted candidates for the much hyped Mars One that aims to set up a human colony on Mars, sees some serious issues with the project. Roche is an assistant professor at Trinity College's School of Education in Dublin, with a PhD...
  • The hunt for Earth-like planets could soon become a lot easier February 18, 2015

    Berlin: The hunt for Earth-like planets around distant stars could soon become a lot easier, thanks to a new laser technique developed by researchers in Germany. The technique will allow a spectral analysis of distant stars with unprecedented accuracy, as well as advance research in other areas of astrophysics, such as...
  • 100 aspirants shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars include 3 Indians. Meet them February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Mars One project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025 has shortlisted 100 hopefuls (from the initial 2,02,586 applicants) to proceed to the next round of the Mars One astronaut selection process. These 100 aspiring candidates shortlisted for a planned one-way...
  • Astronomers find oldest known star with Earth-like planets January 27, 2015

    Miami: International astronomers on Tuesday they have discovered the oldest known star in a distant galaxy encircled by five Earth-sized planets, signaling that planets formed throughout the history of the universe. The system is 11.2 billion years old and was born near the dawn of the galaxy, said the report. The star...
  • New project to send seeds to Mars January 19, 2015

    London: A team of young researchers will send seeds to Mars in 2018 to grow the first plant on the Red planet. The Seed team has won a contest on the best designs for experiments on Mars organised by Dutch non-profit Mars One. "We are excited to announce the winner of the...
  • Eight new planets found that may support life January 7, 2015

    Washington: In a major find, astronomers have discovered eight new planets that may be capable of supporting life, including two most Earth-like alien worlds yet found. Astronomers announced that they have found eight new planets in the "Goldilocks" zone of their stars, orbiting at a distance where liquid water can exist...
  • Is there an alien 'coffin' on the Red Planet? December 29, 2014

    New York: Hunters of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have spotted an object that looks strangely like a coffin on the Martian surface. In the video posted on YouTube, spotting the alien coffin is difficult to view at first but a closer inspection reveals the intriguing anomaly, the Inquisitr reported. "This stone object...
  • NASA's 'Curiosity' rover detects organic matter on Mars December 17, 2014

    Washington: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules, the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life, on the surface of the Red Planet. The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on Curiosity found the organic molecules in...
  • Alien rock brimming with traces of life on Mars December 3, 2014

    London: An international team has performed a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite, concluding that life on Red Planet is more probable than previously thought. The scientists argue that carbon could have been deposited into the fissures of the rock when it was still on Mars by...
  • Life should be chaotic, says Amitabh Bachchan November 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he enjoys working in a "chaotic" environment. "Words written in solitude ... in an air of nothingness, bring the required results. Words written in the middle of chaotic traffic are the best for me - life should be chaotic, yet controlled in some (ways). "Those 'some's'...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: Formation of new planet captured by radio telescopes in Chile November 9, 2014

    A planet is being formed around a sun-like star HL Tau that is 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. The images were taken by powerful radio telescopes in Chile. ...
  • NASA's Curiosity clicks picture of a 'traffic signal' on Mars September 26, 2014

    New York: Are aliens using traffic signal to cross roads on Red Planet? Fun apart, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has clicked a picture on the Martian surface that resembles a "traffic signal". The "traffic signal" was spotted by a British UFO enthusiast named Joseph White. Curiosity, while busy scanning the surface, snapped...
  • I want to become a scientist, says student after Mangalyaan achievement September 24, 2014

    CNN-IBN spoke to a few students at the Meridian School in Hyderabad to find out how children are responding to India's Mangalyaan achievement. "I am very proud to be an Indian. I want to have a house on Mars," said a student. ...
  • Watch: Scientists answer people's questions on Mangalyaan September 24, 2014

    India has become the first country in the world to put satellite around Mars in the first attempt. People from all over call as scientists answer their queries on Mangalyaan. ...
  • Lata Mangeshkar congratulates scientists on Mangalyaan September 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, singer Lata Mangeshkar expressed her happiness at Mangalyaan reaching Mars. "I am a proud Indian. I congratulate all scientists for making this possible. We are lucky to have Narendra Modi as our PM," said Lata Mangeshkar. ...
  • Watch: Mangalyaan trends worldwide on Twitter September 24, 2014

    Mangalyaan, country's first Mars Orbiter Mission reached Mars on Wednesday. Since then it has been trending worldwide on Twitter. ...
  • NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet September 21, 2014

    Washington: A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet. After a 10month journey, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe is making its final approach to Mars and will begin...
  • NASA spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend September 18, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend. The spacecraft has completed a 10month space journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million km), Xinhua reported. "The team, the flight system, and all ground assets are...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Awardwinning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' September 17, 2014

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and makeup for the character was done...
  • 'Celllike' structure points towards life on Mars September 16, 2014

    London: A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old has made a strong case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. The finding of a 'celllike' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in Britain and...
  • 'Apes' rules North American box office for second straight weekend July 21, 2014

    Reuters: Scifi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a new horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend. "Apes" collected $36 million in domestic ticket sales from Friday through...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' climbs to top of the US box office charts July 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant 'Transformers' robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3D 'Apes' movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' July 12, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. He also speaks to actor Riteish Deshmukh over the success of 'Ek Villain' and over his upcoming projects. ...
  • This human watch 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. She like very much Caesar ape. Here's why July 12, 2014

    City with big buildings: Prajakta human watch 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' yesterday. She like very much Caesar ape. He strong, he wise. All ape follow Caesar, many human follow Caesar. Today, Prajakta human follow Caesar ape. Her new name Praj human. Praj human talk about Caesar ape. Caesar ape...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review: A blockbuster which offer big thrills July 11, 2014

    Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell Director: Matt Reeves A machinegun wielding angry ape, charging on horseback, spraying bullets at his human adversaries...it's one of those images that'll likely stay with you long after you've watched 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the terrific sequel...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tweet review: Breathtaking specialeffects aside, the real star of the film is Andy Serkis as the humane ape July 11, 2014

    This is no monkey business, seriously. The second film in the rebooted series of the franchise inspired by Pierre Boulle's 1963 French novel 'Planet Of The Apes', picks up from where the 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' left us. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman,...
  • 'Dawn of Planet of Apes' marks digital lib for actors July 9, 2014

    (Reuters) It's not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of "motion capture," a digital technology that accurately translates performance into animation. For "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," opening in U.S....
  • Earthlike planet discovered 16 lightyears away June 29, 2014

    Melbourne: Researchers have found a potentially habitable planet, located just 16 light years away, which is among the top three most Earthlike exoplanets ever discovered. An international team of researchers discovered the "superEarth" planet, GJ 832 c, which takes 16 days to orbit its reddwarf star, GJ 832, and has a...