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TESS: NASA, SpaceX collaborate to search for exoplanets

NASA has partnered with private space launching company SpaceX to launch Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to search for exoplanets using the transit method. TESS is designed to carry out first spaceborne all-sky transiting exoplanet survey. It is equipped with four wide-angle telescopes and associated charge-coupled device (CCD) detectors. It is planned to be launched ..

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Scientists discover 100 new exoplanets using K2 mission data

Scientists have confirmed discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets outside our solar system based on data from second mission of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope (K2 mission) released in 2014. With this total number of exoplanets found using NASA’s K2 mission has reached almost 300. Key Facts The discovery had started out by analysing 275 candidates ..

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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 ..

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Researchers discover a “super-Earth” type planet – GJ 536 b

Scientists have discovered a “super-Earth” type planet, GJ 536 b, in orbit around a nearby very bright star. The exoplanet has a mass of around 5.4 Earth masses and is not within the star’s habitable zone. It is orbiting a star much smaller and cooler than the sun. The planet’s short orbital period of 8.7 ..

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Current Affairs : August 12, 2011

Cells that Can Destroy Leukemia developed by US Scientists U.S. scientists developed cells that can destroy leukemia in three weeks That could lead to new and effective treatments for deadly blood cancer A new engineering technique involving leukemia patients treated with their own T cells T cells: A type of white blood cells that were ..

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