american astronomical society

Kolkata solar physicist wins prestigious US prize


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Dibyendu Nandi of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata has been awarded the prestigious Karen Harvey Prize for 2012 by the American ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Moon map reveals titanium treasure trove


October 16th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) A map of the moon shows a treasure trove of areas rich in titanium ores, which is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the satellite's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Crab nebula is slowly dimming: Scientists


January 14th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the Crab Nebula, once considered to be the most stable source of high energy radiation in the sky, is slowly dimming.Louisiana ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kepler 10b planet discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA spacecraft, Kepler has discovered the smallest exoplanet so far.The new planet called Kepler 10b is about 1.4 times the diameter of earth. The discovery of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Biggest-ever image of night sky released


January 12th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Astronomers are moving closer to creating a 3-D map of the universe.As part of that project, images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey of SDSS ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists may have found missing link between young and old galaxies


January 11th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, have suggested a possible missing link between gas-filled, star-forming galaxies and older, gas-depleted galaxies typically characterized as "red and dead."They have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thunderstorms on Earth hurl antimatter into space


January 11th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): With the help of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, scientists have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth, a phenomenon never seen before.Scientists think the antimatter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neptune might have been hit with icy comet two centuries ago


May 29th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): An icy comet might have smashed into Neptune two centuries ago-that's what scientists have gauged from the latest measurements of gases in the atmosphere of the giant blue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers discover ‘out of whack’ planetary system


May 25th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a planetary system 'out of whack,' where the orbits of two planets are at a steep angle to each other.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Images of comet crashing into sun captured


May 25th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Solar physicists have for the first time captured images of the collision of a comet with the sun. This comet apparently survived the heat of the corona and disappeared ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s biggest telescope to be located in Chile


April 27th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27(ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council has selected Cerro Armazones in Chile as the baseline site for the planned 42-meter European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).Cerro Armazones is a mountain ... Read more...

Posted in World |

American physicists locate long lost Soviet Union reflector on Moon


April 27th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
San Diego, Apr 27(ANI): A team of physicists, led by a University of California professor, has pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the Moon by the Soviet ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Found: Second smallest planet outside solar system


January 14th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Astronomers have detected an extrasolar planet with a mass just four times that of Earth. The planet, which orbits its parent star HD156668 about once every four days, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How Earth survived its birth


January 8th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): New simulations created by researchers have shown how Earth survived its birth.For the last 20 years, the best models of planet formation - or how planets grow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supernova explosion may wipe out the Earth


January 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): Astronomers have revealed a star primed to explode in a blast that could wipe out the Earth.According to a report in The Sun, astronomers from Villanova University, Philadelphia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may harbor 3 million tons of fish


November 18th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that at least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe under Jupiter's moon Europa's global ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Saturn ring discovered


October 8th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pasadena, Oct 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The flaming planet Saturn with its multiple rings added one more feather to its cap when its brightest and biggest ring was discovered by Nasa's Spitzer Space ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Planets too have “fat days”


June 21st, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Humans are not the only ones cribbing over weight issues, some planets too go through a "fat" stage that swells their waistlines temporarily."Astronomers have found a lot of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers discover most dark gamma-ray bursts occur in normal galaxies


June 9th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has found most dark gamma-ray bursts occur in normal galaxies detectable by large, ground-based optical telescopes.Gamma-ray bursts are the universe's biggest explosions, capable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA scientists to create giant telescopes on moon


June 5th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) NASA scientists will fabricate the biggest ever telescopes on the lunar surface with a mixture of carbon and plenty of moon dust. "We could make huge telescopes on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stars can help stay young by consuming planets


January 19th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research has indicated that stars can slow down their aging process by consuming Jupiter-sized planets.According to a report in New Scientist, most stars eventually become white ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asteroid is “practice case” for potential hazards


November 14th, 2007 - 2:09 am ICT by admin
Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Subscribe