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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away
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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away

Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.

Scientists identify 50 new planets from old NASA data using artificial intelligence for the first time
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Scientists identify 50 new planets from old NASA data using artificial intelligence for the first time

These planets range from worlds as large as Neptune to those smaller than Earth and with orbits that range from as long as 200 days to as little as a single day.

Studying space rocks, scientists find that the Earth has always had water since it formation
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Studying space rocks, scientists find that the Earth has always had water since it formation

They found that the meteorites contained enough hydrogen in them to provide Earth with at least three times the water mass of its oceans.

Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows
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Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows

To study the boundary of interstellar space, scientists studied cosmic rays moving towards Earth from different parts of the galaxy.

Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own 'ring of fire', new study finds
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Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own 'ring of fire', new study finds

In proving that Venus is geographically active, scientists are looking to understand why Earth and Venus evolved so differently despite being so similar.

Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground
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Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground

WASP 148 was host to two planets WASP 148b that orbits around its in nine days and WASP 148c which takes four times longer.

NASA's planetary scientist create a simulation to show how the different sunsets looks like on various planets
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NASA's planetary scientist create a simulation to show how the different sunsets looks like on various planets

The sunset on Uranus is a bright blue colour that fades to royal blue with hints of turquoise due to the interaction of sunlight with the atmosphere.

Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes
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Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes

The study reveals that the planet is up to 58 times as massive as the Earth and completes an orbit every 8.5 days.

Mars may have once been a ringed planet billions of years ago, say researchers
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Mars may have once been a ringed planet billions of years ago, say researchers

Study authors state that the only possible explanation behind Deimos’s tilted orbit is for Mars to have had a ring billions of years ago.

Hubble telescope finds crucial clues about planet formation by studying star cluster Westerlund 2
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Hubble telescope finds crucial clues about planet formation by studying star cluster Westerlund 2

Stars that reside in the centre of a cluster would have lesser chances of forming planets while the chances of planet formation are higher in the outer layers.

Mars’ magnetic field was active for a longer time that previously calculated, finds a study
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Mars’ magnetic field was active for a longer time that previously calculated, finds a study

Solar winds can heavily harm a planet’s atmosphere and its magnetic field helps deflect these charged particles released by the sun.

ESA-JAXA's joint mission, BepiColombo, flew within 12,700 km of Earth on its way to explore Mercury
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ESA-JAXA's joint mission, BepiColombo, flew within 12,700 km of Earth on its way to explore Mercury

The spacecraft's closest approach to Earth, 12,700 km, occurred over the South Atlantic and telescopes in Chile caught a glimpse of it.

Sun's coronal holes are about to release solar winds towards Earth: How will that affect us?
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Sun's coronal holes are about to release solar winds towards Earth: How will that affect us?

Coronal holes are dark spots visible on the Sun's surface where the Sun's corona is colder and less dense.

Signs of sulfur can indicate that extraterrestrial life exists in exoplanets
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Signs of sulfur can indicate that extraterrestrial life exists in exoplanets

The lab simulations reveal that sulfur can significantly impact observations of far-flung planets beyond the solar system.

Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission
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Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission

There are two confirmed cases at NASA centres: Ames Research Center in California and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.

Hubble captures an image that proves helpful in studying the origins of massive stars
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Hubble captures an image that proves helpful in studying the origins of massive stars

The bright pink cloud and young stars surrounding it in the image taken by the telescope has been named LHA 120-N 150.

Marsquakes: NASA’s InSight lander confirms Mars has seismic activity greater than the moon
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Marsquakes: NASA’s InSight lander confirms Mars has seismic activity greater than the moon

The lander touched down on the planet in November 2018 and has since detected around 450 marsquakes, most of modest strength.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund

He said the grant will fund scientists, activists and NGO's to explore new ways of fighting the impact of climate change.

Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years
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Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years

The planet has a mass higher than Earth, though much lower when compared to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune.

Scientists find date when a dwarf galaxy and Milky way collided from a single star
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Scientists find date when a dwarf galaxy and Milky way collided from a single star

Astronomers looked at nu Indi in the constellation Indus and found Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way around 11.5 billion years ago.