Planetary system Current Affairs - 2019

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EPIC planet: Indian PRL scientists discover new planet

Scientists from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad have discovered for first time distant planet revolving around Sun-like star. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC. With this discovery India joins handful of countries which have discovered planets around stars. EPIC planet The planet has been named as EPIC 211945201b (or K2-236b) and Read More…

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Parker Solar Probe: NASA to launch Humanity’s first flight to Sun in July 2018

NASA’s will launch humanity’s first mission Parker Solar Probe (PSP) to the Sun in July 31, 2018. It is undergoing final preparations for its scheduled launch on board of NASA’s Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. After its launch, the probe will orbit directly through solar atmosphere — the corona Read More…

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Astronomers discover Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star Kepler-1649

Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have discovered a Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star called Kepler-1649. The newly found planet is one-fifth the diameter of our Sun and is only slightly larger than Earth. It is located 219 light years away from Earth. Key Facts The Venus-like planet tightly embraces its low-temperature star Kepler-1649 Read More…

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