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Earth Like Planets

More than 100 billion planets like earth may be out there

New research done at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has led to a new method of identifying earth-like planets. The new technique is called gravitational microlensing (MOA – Microlensing...
Surface of Titan - Saturn

Building blocks of Life in Titan’s Atmosphere – NASA

A simulation of the atmosphere of the moon of Saturn, Titan, has shown that complex organic blocks that could lead to creating life have been found lower in the atmosphere of the moon than previously...
Transient Lunar Phenomena Arlin Crofts

Recent phenomena on the surface of the Moon shows that the Moon is still active

The opinion until now was the Moon is a dead planet, completely devoid of any kind of activity. However observations done from New York and Chile have shown that some volcanic activity may be on the...
Meteorite from Mercury

Scientists May Have Discovered the First Meteorite from Mercury

A green rock, named NWA 7325, discovered in Morocco last year may be the first known meteorite that has come from the planet Mercury. Meteorite scientist Anthony Irving, professor at the University...
NASA capturing Asteroid

NASA May Begin Capturing Asteroids by 2014

NASA’s 2014 budget request may include plans to send a robotic probe into deep space to capture an asteroid and bring it back within reach of astronauts flying on the agency’s Orion deep space...
Saturn and Solar System Birth

Saturn and its moons could reveal information since our Solar system birth

Analysis of the data transmitted from the Cassini spacecraft suggests that the moons of Saturn and Saturn’s rings store information from around the birth of our Solar system, NASA suggests. Those...
Rocky Alien Planets

Rocky Alien Planets May Contain Oceans

A new study carried out by the Carnegie Institution for Science has found that all rocky planets develop oceans shortly after forming, suggested that planets hosting life may be much more common than...
Radio Telescope

New radio telescope will be built to search for extra-terrestrial life

The creation of a new radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is set to begin in 2017 and will be the most powerful radio astronomy telescope in the world. Its’ purpose is to search...
Life on Mars

Life may have appeared on Mars before Earth

The recent discovery revealing that Mars could have supported microbial life raises the possibility that life could have evolved on Mars before it developed on Earth. According to researchers, the...
Aliens – The Definitive Guide

Aliens – The Definitive Guide

Three days ago a new series was premiered on Science Channel. Its name is ‘Aliens: The Definitive Guide’. This new series with the help of prominent scientists (like Michio Kaku) will investigate non...
Water found on distant planet

Scientists have spotted distant Jupiter sized planet that has water

At the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, a team of scientists led by Quinn Konopacky (University of Toronto), have detected a planet the size of Jupiter that indicates that it contains water and carbon...
Rivers on Mars

Curiosity Rover Discovers Ancient Network of Rivers on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has found an ancient river system or an intermittently wet lake bed that would have had favourable conditions for living microbes. 'We have found a habitable environment that...
Mars Curiosity Drill

Possible evidence for life in ancient Mars

Last month, Curiosity did its first drill on the surface of Mars. The section of Mars that the drill took place was where there was a great possibility for that part to have been under water in the...
Telescope

World’s Largest Telescope May Finally Reveal the Mysteries of our Origins

The world’s most powerful telescope, which was built ‘in search of our cosmic origins’ will be switched on today and has the potential to tell us more about where life on Earth came from. The Atacama...
Ganymede

Russia plans to explore Ganymede

The Jupiter Research Project of Russia includes a mission to land a space probe to Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede, by 2022. It will take approximately 10 years for the spacecraft to reach Ganymede and...
Big Bang

Space Discovery Draws Big Bang into Question

A team of astronomers have observed an object in space whose existence draws into question the reality of the big bang theory. The structure is a large quasar group (LQG) composed of 73 quasars,...

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