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Hubble Telescope finds Water Vapour on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet

For the first time have Astronomers have discovered water vapour signatures in the atmosphere of a planet beyond our solar system that resides in the habitable zone (the region around a star which can support liquid water given sufficient atmospheric pressure). Discovery of Water Vapour in Habitable Zone The Astronomers from the Center for Space ..


Roundest known Space Object discovered

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Gottingen in Germany have discovered the star Kepler 11145123, which is claimed to be the roundest natural object in space ever measured. The scientists have measured the stellar oblateness with unprecedented precision using asteroseismology. Asteroseismology is the study of the oscillations ..


NASA’s GRAIL Mission

GRAIL refers to Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory. GRAIL is a discovery mission programme of NASA which is currently making final launch preparations for its Sept 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GRAIL will use high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure. Its objectives are: Map ..