For the first time, a team of astronomers has characterized a super-Earth planet using a ground-based telescope. This is important in our quest to find life on a body other than Earth.
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A team of U.S. astronomers has discovered a planet that is only a bit more massive than Earth, and they found it in the parent star's habitable zone, so it has the potential of harboring life. This is big news because the exoplanet is the first Earth-like planet found in the so-called Goldilocks Zone.
The Earth has a tail and this dusty feature has been mapped by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Such a mapping is helping astronomers find very distant planets around other stars than our Sun, what are called extrasolar planets.
Astronomers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Tennessee used a Hawaiian telescope to observe ice on asteroid 24 Themis. This is the first time that ice has been found on an asteroid, and indicates where we got some of our water here on Earth--and possibly even our life.
Nexus S amazing smartphone was found working even on the earth’s outer atmosphere. These green men in the space are not aliens from other planet but are androids launched from earth by google to test limits of Nexus S.
The team from Google were surprised after Nexus S, the Official Google’s second phone, was found working even at the earth’s outer atmosphere &
A study from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced that there are about one hundred possibly habitable rocky planets about the size of Earth or larger within 30 light-years from our planet.
Astronomers are furiously discovering planets outside of our solar system. A recently found one, HD 85512b, is similar to our own Earth in that it resides within the Goldilock’s Zone, a range of altitudes above its parent star that could support life.
The first glimpse of our planet Earth from outer space happened 45 years ago when the U.S. Lunar Orbiter 1 took a picture of Earth on August 23, 1966 while orbiting the Moon. Now, Neil Armstrong makes a rare public appearance in Australia to comment on the future of U.S. space exploration.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe tiny moon P5 was discovered by astronomers in June/July 2012 using the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. This brings the total number of moons around the dwarf planet Pluto to five.