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  NASA discovers 10 Earth-Like planets
   
 
WASHINGTON, June 20(INP): NASA yesterday announced the discovery of 10 potentially habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system. NASA discovered 219 new suspected planets using the Kepler Space Telescope. Ten of these planets are rocky and exist in their solar system’s “Goldilocks zone” — the region where conditions are just right for liquid water to exist. The presence of liquid water means that a planet could potentially develop life, or one day host a human colony. These 10 worlds bring the total of potentially habitable planets up to 30. “There are now 4,034 planet candidates identified by Kepler,” NASA said in a press statement. “Of which, 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets. Of roughly 50 near-Earth size habitable zone candidates detected by Kepler, more than 30 have been verified.” Data on the 10 new planets is publicly available in NASA’s Exoplanet Archive. Some exoplanets closely resemble Earth and are a few of the best places to look for alien life. This isn’t the first time the space agency has identified potentially inhabitable exoplanets. NASA announced the discovery of 550 rocky planets in May, nine of which orbited their stars’ “Goldilocks Zones” and were of a similar size to Earth. NASA announced the discovery of three other potentially habitable planets in a single solar system relatively close to Earth in February this year. Scientists were even able to estimate the size and density of the planets. Researchers are currently using the Hubble Space Telescope to determine if these planets had atmosphere. One of the potentially inhabitable planets, dubbed TRAPPIST-1E, is very similar in size to Earth and likely has very similar temperatures. Another called TRAPPIST-1F is potentially covered in water. It would take roughly 39 years to travel to these planets at light speed. INP/AJ
 
 
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Imran praises SC verdict, says ‘It will Strengthen Democracy’
News Image   ISLAMABAD, July 28 (INP): Hailing the Supreme Court verdict in Panama case as historic and beginning of an Islamic Welfare Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday said that the decision will strengthen democracy in the country. More
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Indian Vice COAS says China would continue to remain a threat for India in the future: Blames Pakistan for continuously needling India through low-intensity warfare rather than engage in a full-fledged war
News Image   NEW DELHI: July 26 (INP): Indian Army vice-chief Lt-General Sarath Chand on Tuesday said China would continue to remain a threat for India in the future. "On the North, we have China which has a large landmass, huge resources and a large standing Army. Despite having the Himalayas between us, China is bound to be a threat for us in years ahead," said Lt-Gen Chand, addressing a seminar in the Indian capital. More
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