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  • ScienceVenus

    The Pleiades embrace Venus

    Massachusetts: Every eight years, the brightest planet and the best-known open cluster come together — sometimes they’re a bit farther apart, sometimes they’re closer together. This year is a good one for…

  • NewsWater vapour found on potentially habitable planet

    Water vapour found on potentially habitable planet

    Washington:In a first, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected water vapor signatures in the atmosphere of a distant planet called K2-18b, an exoplanet around a small red dwarf star about 110 light…

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    NASA exoplanet hunter TESS finds Earth-size planet

    Washington: NASA’s new exoplanet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size world. The planet, HD 21749c, is about 89 per cent of Earth’s diameter, NASA said on Tuesday.…

  • News

    Lower-carbon diets good for both planet and health

    Washington: A new study that examined the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day brings good news for environmentally conscious consumers. The study, by Tulane University, finds…

  • Science

    Here’s what warmer oceans mean for the planet

    Washington: A new study now finds that our oceans are much warmer than previously thought. Driven by climate changes caused by human, they are heating up faster than earlier believed. The study…

  • News

    NASA’s planet hunting probe discovers third new planet

    New York: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists report. The new planet named HD 21749b, orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star…

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