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New Earth-like planet to be unveiled by scientists: Report

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet
Scientists are finally ready to unveil a new planet which is believed to be Earth-like into our galactic neighborhood. Studies indicate that the exoplanet orbits a well-investigated star known as Proxima Centauri that could allow it to have liquid water on its surface. Among the...

NASA’s discovery of youngest exoplanet K2-33b sheds light on planetary formation

Astronomers on Monday discovered the youngest planet outside our solar system, providing insight into the phenomenon of planetary formation. It is believed that this exoplanet is around 11 million years old whereas Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. Named K2-33b, this exoplanet takes just...

NASA discovers largest circumbinary planet outside solar system

Researchers at NASA announced on Monday that they have identified the largest exoplanet orbiting two stars. Dubbed as Kepler-1647 b, the planet’s size is similar to that of Jupiter, and it takes around 1107 days to orbit around its two stars. Astronomers at NASA were...

NASA Kepler Space Telescope captures shockwave of a dying Star for the first time

NASA researchers analyzing data captured by Kepler space telescope have discovered on a rare phenomenon. For the first time, shockwaves of an exploding giant star have been captured in visible light wavelengths. For astronomers, the shockwaves are called "shock breakout." It has been a grueling...

Kepler-452B: A new unspoiled Earth discovered by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope

Kepler - 452B
NASA has announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, made by Kepler Space Telescope, its planet-hunting mission. It seems quite exciting for the astronomers because it could be our potential new home and brings the total number of planets so far discovered to 1,030. It has...

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