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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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NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Finds Distant Planet, Using Microlensing Technique

NASA’s spitzer telescope has found a gas planet as far away as 13,000 light years away, the distant celestial body known in the category, called ‘Ogle-2014-BLG-0124Lb’. The gas giant planet is thought to be half the mass of Jupiter. Underlining the spitzer telescope discovery, scientists said Spitzer can be used further to see how planets are distributed throughout the spiral-shaped Milky ...

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Dawn Closing on Asteroid Ceres Sends Images to Help Study Universe Origin

As Dawn delves into the unknown orbit of Ceres next month, some photos of Ceres with a resolution of 8.5 miles per pixel have revealed the white spots clearly, heightening the mystery surrounding the largest asteroid in the solar family. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, Dawn has orbited one member of the main asteroid belt, Vesta last year and is now heading ...

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Watch Today’s Celestial Wonder with Naked Eye as Jupiter Moves Closest to Earth

Today, Indians can watch the biggest planet Jupiter in its closest approach to the Earth and those in the east coast of India from Kolkata to Viskhapatnam will have a brighter sight of the celestial wonder. For sky-gazers, Jupiter (Bruhaspati/Guru in Hindi/Telugu) will appear larger than usual tonight, said the Planetary Society of India. It said the planet will be ...

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NASA’s Dawn Clicks Stunning Images of Ceres, Three Times Better than Previous Images

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has captured three times better images of the dwarf planet Ceres than it delivered in early December. Ceres is the main asteroid belt which lies in between Mars and Jupiter. As per reports, these are the first in a series of images that will be taken for navigation purposes during the approach to Ceres. The best images ...

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Best Image Ever: New Image Reveals Birth of Planet in Amazing Detail

Astronomers have captured what is claimed as “the best image ever” of planet formation around an infant star by using an international astronomy facility as part of the testing and verification process for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array’s (ALMA) new high-resolution capabilities on Friday. This new image reveals in astonishing detail the planet-forming disk surrounding HL Tau, a Sun-like star ...

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