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114 Earth-Like Planets Found, Possibly Supporting Life or Aliens

Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire in England said they were astonished when found 60 new planets orbiting stars near the Earth’s own solar system, while another 54 planets were also found nearby, bringing the total number of potential planets to 114, which they believe have the potential to support life system or could be hosting aliens already. Dr Mikko ...

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NASA Finds Wind Pattern Change in Stratosphere, Was it Linked to Pacific Decadal Oscillation?

Scientists at NASA were surprised to see major change in wind pattern in the tropical stratosphere after almost six decades later called the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), first observed in 1953. QBO helps scientists to understand and predict the weather changes. The current change in QBO was found in December 2015 when the winds coming from west started changing their pattern ...

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Watch Rare Celestial ‘Fab-Five’ Planets’ Congregation in Sky Tonight

After almost one decade, a rare celestial congregation of five planets — Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will be visible to naked eye in the sky and more prominent through telescope tonight, said astronomers. Three planets — Saturn, Mars and Jupiter — can be seen today clearly while those lucky enough can expect to seee Mercury and Venus too ...

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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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Life’s Possible in 3 New Exoplanets: MIT Team

Three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light years away from Earth could become the next space colony targets with size and temperature comparable to those of Earth and Venus, perhaps the best livable planets found ever. An international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have detected the three planets using TRAPPIST ...

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India’s Mars Mission Mangalyaan Sends New Year 2016 Greetings, Disc Picture of Red Planet

India’s prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Mangalyaan still circling the Red Planet has taken the occasion of New Year 2016 to send greetings to earthlings. “Happy New Year. Dear earthlings! North Pole looks wicked cool here!” said Indian Space Research Organisation’s Mangalyaan from Mars Orbiter. It has also sent a stunning picture of the full disc of Mars that was ...

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Mars Radiation to Impact Earth Tonight? Hoax Message Going Viral on Mobiles

An unconfirmed WhatsApp Message is making rounds on mobiles that tonight, August 28, 2015 will witness Mars moving closer to Earth and its rays will be direct and nearer than usual. The widely circulated message says, “NASA warns all mobile users to keep phones away while sleeping tonight between 12:30 AM to 3:30 am IST.” The message further reads that ...

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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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