Topic: Planet
dawn planet apes roars china
September 02, 2014

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ roars in China

HNChinaMatt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes closed out the summer season in style, opening to a massive $47 million in China and crossing the $600 million mark at the global box office.Contributing to 20th Century Fox’s stellar summer, the sequel has earned $205.2 ...

Coffee Planet announces expansion plan across country

LAHORE  - Coffee Planet, the leading worldwide coffee company, is planning to open its branches all across the country while it is presently operating in Lahore as well as in Islamabad.Sharing the expansion plan, the Coffee Planet Lahore CEO Kashif Anwar told the media that its new branch will ...

pakistan football tournament planet
May 20, 2014, 7:40 pm

Pakistan to cater biggest football tournament on the planet

SIALKOT- It was when he felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup in Germany that Pakistani factory owner Khawaja Akhtar first dreamt up a goal of his own: to manufacture the ball for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet. "The people were chanting all around me. I just thought, 'This ...

Astronomers discover first earth-sized planet

WASHINGTON - For decades astronomers have been searching for a world like our own outside the solar system that could host alien life.And now they have announced that they have found one - a planet 1.1 times the size of Earth orbiting a star just 490 light years away. Called Kepler-186f, the planet ...

connected human planet
March 26, 2014

Is this the most connected human on the planet?

MOLNew YorkFrom grappling with a smartphone to using social media, for some people, technological advances can be a headache.But one man has embraced a lot of them and uses 700 systems at once to monitor his every move and mood.Chris Dancy, who is accepted to be ‘the most quantified ...

planet myth exposed
March 17, 2014

Planet X myth exposed

AFPWASHINGTON-It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus’s wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorised to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve toward Earth.There is just one problem: neither “Planet X” nor ...

largest planet moves prime position
February 24, 2014

The largest planet moves into prime position

LONDON - MOL - British stargazers will be treated to their best view of Jupiter for many years to come next month as the largest planet in the solar system sweeps into prime position in the night sky.From March 1, Jupiter and its four major moons should be clearly visible from anywhere in Britain ...

planet solar
October 26, 2013

Seven-planet solar system found

London - BBC - The discovery of a seventh planet around the dwarf star KIC 11442793 could be a record, according to two separate teams of researchers. The system bears some similarities to our own, but all seven planets orbit much closer to their host star, which lies some 2,500 light-years from ...

space graveyard reveals bits earth planet
October 12, 2013

Space ‘graveyard’ reveals bits of Earth-like planet

WASHINGTON - Astronomers have autopsied a distant, broken apart planet and revealed signs of water and a rocky surface together for the first time, delighting scientists on the hunt for alien life.In a planetary system some 150 light years away, the right conditions for life appear to have once ...

planet floating star
October 11, 2013

Planet found floating without star in space

AFPWASHINGTON - Astronomers said Wednesday they have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star.The gaseous exoplanet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light years from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. Having formed 12 million ...

alien blue planet discovered
July 13, 2013

Another alien blue planet discovered

WASHINTON, DC MO - The Hubble Space Telescope has determined the true colour of an alien planet for the first time - a dazzling blue.Astronomers using the NASA/ESA telescope said that the planet, known as HD 189733b, is a deep cobalt blue, much like Earth. But that’s where the similarities ...

Planet’s biodiversity map updated after 136 years

A BIODIVERSITY map drawn up by British naturalist Russel Wallace in 1876 depicting how life evolved on our continents has been updated after 136 years.Technological advances and data on more than 20,000 species have allowed a team of 15 international researchers 20 years to map biodiversity in ...

planet wreckers
June 11, 2012

The planet wreckers

Bill McKibben It’s been a tough few weeks for the forces of climate-change denial.First came the giant billboard with Unabomber Ted Kacynzki’s face plastered across it: “I Still Believe in Global Warming. Do You?” Sponsored by the Heartland Institute, the nerve-centre of ...

Newlydiscovered Planet Earth
November 27, 2011

Newly-discovered planet just like Earth

SCIENTISTS have discovered a planet which could have the most Earth-like environment ever found - raising a 'very compelling case for life there. Gliese 581g, located around 123trillion miles away, orbits a star at a distance that places it squarely in the habitable - or Goldilocks - zone, Nasa ...

Youngest Extrasolar Planet Discovered
February 21, 2010

Youngest extra-solar planet discovered

ASTRONOMERS have discovered the youngest extra-solar planet around a solar-type star, named BD+20 1790b. The giant planet, six-times the mass of Jupiter, is only 35 million years old. It orbits a young active central star at a distance closer than Mercury orbits the Sun. Young stars are usually ...

Earthlike Waterrich Planet Discovered
December 17, 2009

Earth-like, water-rich planet discovered

Astronomers have discovered a new Earth-like planet that is larger than our own and may be more than half covered with water, according to a study published Wednesday in the science journal Nature. The so-called super Earth is about 42 light years away in another solar system and has a radius ...

Un Chief Spotlights Role Volunteers Protecting Planet
December 06, 2009, 10:34 am

UN chief spotlights role of volunteers in protecting the planet

Marking International Volunteer Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the key role that volunteers around the world play in protecting the planet, as world leaders prepare to gather at the climate change conference in Copenhagen set to kick off next week. The decisions and actions ...

Galileo's notebooks may reveal secrets of new planet

GALILEO knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist. Professor David Jamieson, Head of the School of Physics, is investigating the notebooks of Galileo from 400 years ago and believes ...

Pitt, Jolie most powerful celeb couple on planet

HOLLYWOOD actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the most powerful celebrity couple on the planet, according to a new study. The Hollywoods star pair scored a perfect 30 on 30 on a test that used a formula to work out how much stronger they are together than they would be individually. The ...

Earth-sized planet discovered in galaxy outside our solar system

EXOPLANET researchers have discovered the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, e, in the famous system Gliese 581, is only about twice the mass of our Earth. The team also refined the orbit of the planet Gliese 581 d, first discovered in 2007, placing it well within the habitable zone, ...

Unique extra solar planet orbits fast-rotating hot star

THREE undergraduate students, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, have discovered an extrasolar planet. The extraordinary find, which turned up during their research project, is about five times as massive as Jupiter. This is also the first planet discovered orbiting a fast-rotating hot ...

Nasa Radar Detects Vast Glaciers Red Planet
November 22, 2008

NASA radar detects vast glaciers on red planet

VAST glaciers, up to a mile thick and tens of miles long, have been discovered on Mars in what scientists believe is the remnants of an ice age. The ice sheets are the 'most dramatic' evidence yet of climate change on the red planet, and could help us understand temperature shifts on Earth, the ...

Image Sunlike Planet Snapped
September 17, 2008

Image of sun-like planet snapped

Scientists have snapped the first picture of a planet outside our solar system orbiting a star similar to the sun. The distant world is giant and has about eight times the mass of Jupiter. It lies far out from its star about 330 times the distance of the Earth from the Sun. Images of the ...

Atomsmasher Wont Doom Planet
September 06, 2008

Atom-smasher won't doom planet

PARIS (AFP) - People who fear a powerful atom-smashing machine, due to start operations next Wednesday, will cause Earth to be gobbled up or reduced to grey goo can rest assured, according to a study released Friday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been shadowed by Internet-fuelled concerns ...

As planet swelters, are algae unlikely saviour?

OSLO  - As the world mulls the question of how to satisfy a seemingly endless appetite for energy and still slash greenhouse gas emissions, researchers have stumbled upon an unexpected hero: algae. So-called microalgae hold enormous potential when it comes to reining in both climate change, ...

Smallest Planet Shrinks Size
July 05, 2008

Smallest planet shrinks in size

THE smallest planet in the Solar System has become even smaller, studies by the Messenger spacecraft have shown. Data from a flyby of Mercury in January 2008 show the planet has contracted by more than one mile (1.5km) in diameter over its history. Scientists believe the shrinkage is due to ...

Stripped of planet status, Pluto saves face

PARIS  - Two years after Pluto was struck from the planetary A-list and downgraded to "dwarf-planet" status, the ninth rock from the Sun regained some dignity Thursday by lending its name to a new category of celestial bodies. In a revised taxonomy of the mainly lifeless objects circling ...