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Citizen Scientists Discover New Star System With Five Planets

A team of citizen scientists had made history with the discovery of a new planetary system containing five planets. K2-138 Located around 620 light years away, a system of five planets named K2-138 for the K.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJan 13th, 2018

Solar system with 7 Earth-like planets found: Here"s what they may be like

Scientists have documented a star surrounded by no fewer than seven Earth-like planets.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 24th, 2017

Nasa scientists discover 7 Earth-sized planets that may host life

Planets may be tidally locked to their star resulting in perpetual day on one side.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 23rd, 2017

Evidence of an "alien megastructure" 1,300 light-years from Earth is rapidly turning to dust

NASA In 2015, citizen scientists found weird dimming and brightening from a star called KIC 8462852, or Tabby's Star. Astronomers at the time said the.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 3rd, 2018

Could TRAPPIST-1 Host Alien Life? Two Planets in the Solar System Could Hold Onto Their Atmospheres

An atmosphere is basically a giant blanket that can protect a planet from a star's barrage of dangerous radiation......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 30th, 2017

RZ Piscium: Strange Star Smashes and Eats Its Own Planets

Scientists investigating why the star dims for as much as two days found a gruesome explanation......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 22nd, 2017

Yale Astronomers Develop New Way To Find Planets In Alpha Centauri

Yale astronomers have recently discovered a new way to locate habitable planets in the Alpha Centauri Star System. Alpha Centauri A study in the Astronomical Journal authored by Professor Debra Fischer and graduate student Lily Zh.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 20th, 2017

Using AI, Nasa discovers another solar system like ours; has 8 planets

The eight-planet system -- the largest known outside of ours - orbits a star called Kepler 90 some 2,545 light-years away.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 14th, 2017

NASA Kepler Googled an Alien Solar System and Found It Matches Our Own With a Record Eight Planets

A neural network let scientists spot two brand new planets that previous analysis had missed......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 14th, 2017

NASA Kepler Googled An Alien Solar System And Found It Matches Our Own With A Record Eight Planets

A neural network let scientists spot two brand new planets that previous analysis had missed......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 14th, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Might Not Be Dying after All: 112 Recovery Reefs Could save Fragile Ecosystem

Scientists discover special reefs that appear to be key to regenerating the system and may protect it from damage in the future......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 29th, 2017

Scientists send message to contact alien life

With the aim of contacting alien life, astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system, one of the closest known to contain a potentially habitable planet. The target star is GJ........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineNov 20th, 2017

Astronomers may have seen the first "alien" space rock from beyond our solar system — but some have doubts

NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers think they've detected a rock coming from a distant solar system for the first time. The extreme nature of the object's orbit suggests it hails from another star. But some scientists think the ast.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 27th, 2017

Scientists detect six comets outside solar system using transit photometry

The discovery marks the first time that an object as small as a comet has been detected using transit photometry, a technique by which astronomers observe a star's light for telltale dips in intensity.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 27th, 2017

All Hail Kronos, the Star That Eats Planets for Breakfast

A star can't go on that kind of rampage without scientists sniffing it out......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 13th, 2017

Astronomers discover Sun-like star "Kronos" that was devourer of planets

The research did not begin as a hunt for a planet-eater.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 13th, 2017

Scientists have discovered the hottest planet in the universe

Scientists have found one of the craziest exoplanets yet. It's a huge gas giant not unlike our Solar System's own Jupiter, but it travels around its star in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 28th, 2017

The 7 most extreme planets ever discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 13th, 2017

"Super Corals" on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef May Save it From Climate Change, Scientists Discover

Researchers found a lagoon system in New Caledonia with corals that can survive in hot, acidic and low-oxygen waters......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 9th, 2017

Scientists Accidentally Discover Caterpillars That Can Eat Plastic

The creature’s digestive system can break down polyethylene, a rare feat in the animal world......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 24th, 2017

Astronomers took a closer look at 7 new Earth-size planets — and there"s some bad news for aliens

In what is becoming a bit of a roller coaster of emotions, it seems that at least a couple – if not all – of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system could have already been stripped of their atmosphere by the star's radiatio.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 13th, 2017