By measuring parameters of the hydrogen layer surrounding a distant extrasolar planet, a group of international scientists were able to estimate the size and shape of its magnetosphere. The findings were compiled in a general model that could be used in future scientific attempts of measuring any exoplanets’ magnetosphere. Extrasolar planets or exoplanets are planets located millions of … [Read more...]
Discovery of Alien life beyond Earth in 20 year!
Scientists may be closer to discover alien life beyond the Earth, and they say it may happen within two decades. Two leading scientists related to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have recently told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in Washington D.C. that there is huge chances of discovering alien life within 20 years. Along with exoplanets, there is also a … [Read more...]
New Research Shows How Circumbinary Planets Like Tatooine Form
Researchers at the University of Bristol claim that they have studied into real world counterparts i.e. Kepler-34(AB) b, of the fictional Star Wars planet Tatooine. Kepler-34(AB) b, a Saturn-sized gas giant discovered in 2012 by NASA's Kepler mission, is a circumbinary planet. Circumbinary planets are those planets that orbit two stars. They have been a topic of much scientific conjecture as well … [Read more...]
Direct Image Of Exoplanet Captured By Gemini Planet Imager
Gemini Observatory, Chile announced the launch of its new and powerful exoplanet capturing camera, Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) after decades of development, construction and testing. Exoplanets, or extrasolar planets, are those planets that orbits a star other than the solar system's sun i.e they are outside our solar system, making their visibility too difficult. GPI which is mounted on the … [Read more...]