Solar System

  • NASA spots most Earth-like planet yet 18-04-2014 11:21 AM

    Los Angeles: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced on Thursday, excited...
  • Did comet ISON survive? Scientists see tiny hope 30-11-2013 12:35 PM

    A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived. New images being analyzed Friday showed a streak of light moving away from the...
  • Countdown begins for India's Mars Orbiter Mission 03-11-2013 08:23 AM

    Chennai: The countdown 56 and-a-half hour for the launch of ISRO's ambitious Mars Mission started on schedule at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6:08 AM on Sunday. "The 56 hours and 30 minutes countdown started as per schedule at 06.08 AM. It is proceeding smoothly," a spokesman...
  • Mission Mars: Why 8,000 Indians want to live on the red planet 02-11-2013 11:44 AM

    Bangalore: Even before ISRO sends up its Mars craft - a mission that won't even carry any astronauts - more than 8,000 Indians have lined up for a one-way ticket to Mars ten years from now. Labelled MarsOne, it's a mission planned to by a non-profit organisation, spearheaded by a...
  • NASA's Voyager first spacecraft to exit solar system 13-09-2013 08:36 AM

    Washington: Thirty-six years after being launched and having travelled about 19 billion kilometres from the sun, America's spacecraft Voyager 1 has become the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space, according to NASA. At a news conference on Thursday, NASA said new and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has...
  • Astronomers plan nationwide campaign to track ISON comet 20-08-2013 05:48 AM

    Amateur astronomers and scientists plan to launch a nationwide campaign to track the comet ISON, which will appear in the inner solar system for over a month from November 28. "Though the comet has entered the solar system in July and is visible through telescope presently, it can been viewed...
  • Total solar eclipse darkens north Australia 14-11-2012 08:36 AM

    Sydney: From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and Earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total...
  • Earth-like planet Kepler-22b may hold life 06-12-2011 10:10 AM

    California: The most Earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth, scientists said on Monday. The planet, called Kepler-22b, joins a list of more than 500 planets found to orbit stars beyond...
  • Indian students track down asteroids 02-09-2011 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: A bunch of Indian students have left their mark on the Solar System as they have tracked down some extremely rare asteroids. The kids might look like average teenagers. But the truth is, they're special agents on a mission to Space. The students of Bal Bharti School were...
  • Celestial delight: A rare planetary alignment 11-05-2011 09:04 AM

    New Delhi: Star gazers have another grand celestial event to celebrate. The finest planetary conjunction of the year will happen on May 11 when Venus passes very close to the south of Jupiter. The two brightest planets on the sky will not get this close anytime before August 2014. Beginning...
  • 1/3rd of Russians think sun spins round Earth 12-02-2011 03:28 PM

    Moscow: Does the sun revolve around the Earth? One in every three Russians thinks so, a spokeswoman for state pollster VsTIOM said on Friday. In a survey released this week, 32 percent of Russians believed the Earth was the center of the Solar system; 55 percent that all radioactivity is...
  • NASA discovers more planets outside solar system 04-02-2011 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: NASA has found out more planets are two thousand light years away. We won't get there in our lifetimes. They're much larger than Earth, but need just a few days or months to complete an orbit. Which means they're closer to their star than Mercury is to our...
  • Nasa discovers 50 new habitable planets 03-02-2011 02:00 PM

    Washington: An orbiting NASA telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life, spotting more than 50 potential planets that appear to be in the habitable zone. In just a year of peering out at a small slice of the galaxy, the Kepler telescope has...
  • Black hole that can eat up solar system found 17-01-2011 06:02 PM

    London: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the biggest ever black hole which weighs the same as 6.8 billion suns and could swallow our entire solar system. According to the scientists, the black hole, identified as M87, is as large as the orbit of Neptune and by far the...
  • Spanish woman claims ownership of the Sun 02-12-2010 05:49 PM

    London: A woman in Spain claimed that she is the owner of the sun after she got it registered as her property. She now plans to charge people who benefit from the sun's energy, it was reported. Fortynine-year-old Angeles Duran, a resident of Vigo in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia,...
  • Gliese 518; a look-alike of Earth 01-10-2010 07:50 PM

    Astronomers have claimed to have found a planet beyond our solar system that could sustain life. ...
  • Scientists discover a new solar system in Milky Way 15-02-2008 10:55 AM

    London: Regretting the loss of key players to injuries midway through the match, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday criticised the variable bounce of the Lord's pitch after his team's defeat in the first Test against England here. What we saw different from the 2007 series this time was...
  • Watch celestial treat for next 10-days 02-06-2007 10:13 PM

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  • New ways to learn planet names! 25-08-2006 08:19 PM

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