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Move over Saturn! a dwarf planet has a ring to it

PARIS: Move over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System to debunk the theory that only giant planets can be so adorned. The planet, dubbed Haumea, orbits the Sun far beyond Neptune --…

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

WASHINGTON: NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets -- planets outside of our solar system --…

NASA announces two missions to study early solar system

WASHINGTON: The US space agency NASA on Wednesday announced two unmanned missions to asteroids designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system. They have been dubbed Lucy and Psyche, and NASA hopes to launch…

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: report

BERLIN: Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is "believed to be Earth-like" and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.