astronomer

Alien Life could be discovered within the next 40 years


September 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lord Martin Rees who is the queen’s astronomer said last night that there is a possibility of alien life being discovered beyond the solar system in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US astronomer receives top prize in China


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) A US astronomer received a top honour in China Tuesday for his team's measurements of cosmic microwaves, which may prove invaluable in researching the Big Bang.Charles ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Huge asteroid hurtles past Earth


June 15th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A giant asteroid about 700 metres wide flew past Earth early Friday, Daily Mail reported.The chunk of space rock - dubbed 2012 LZ1 - passed Earth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr dates forecast in UAE


May 12th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 11 (IANS/WAM) An astronomer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has forecast the dates for the beginning of the Muslim holy month of fasting and for the celebration ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Astronomer finds planetary system larger than our own


April 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) An astronomer has found evidence that points to a planetary system larger than our own solar system, around the star named HD 10180.Originally reported in 2010 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asteroid 2005 yu55 to pass close to Earth today


November 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say an asteroid will pass very closely by earth on Tuesday (8th of November 2011) but it is not expected to collide with the planet. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Odisha takes ‘rath’ route to popularise science congress


November 7th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) Odisha will roll out a science 'rath' Nov 14 in the state to popularize the Indian Science Congress that is scheduled to be held in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

50 new planets found


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered at least 50 new planets beyond the solar system, including 16 that are of a size similar to Earth, a media report said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Does galaxy hold thousands of ticking ‘time bombs’?


September 7th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) In the blockbuster 'Speed', a bomb on a bus is triggered to detonate if the vehicle slows down below 50 miles an hour.The premise, slow down ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Astronomers discover earliest ever black holes


June 16th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Scientists from prestigious Yale University of the US have discovered the earliest black holes ever detected, a statement from the university said Thursday.The scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Astronomers stumble on planet going the wrong way


June 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) All planets move around their stars in the same direction as the star spins - but now astronomers have stumbled onto one that goes the wrong ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Judging a star’s true age


May 25th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) For many movie stars, their age is a well-kept secret. The same is true of the actual stars in space.Like our sun, most stars look almost ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Astronomers unveil ’super-exotic’ exoplanet


April 29th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet - described as the densest known solid planet in existence.An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PS1 telescope discovers a record breaking 19 near-Earth asteroids


February 25th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui has created a new record, discovering 19 near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29."This record number of discoveries shows that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New device to help confirm Kepler’s planetary candidates


February 15th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is part of an international collaboration building a new instrument called HARPS-North, which will complement Kepler by helping to confirm and characterize ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We are alone, aliens unlikely in the universe, says expert


January 24th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) There are probably no aliens out there - meaning we are entirely alone in the universe, said an astronomer. Even though there may many earth like planets, their ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chances of finding ET are unlikely, says astronomer


January 24th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Waiting to see the green little men? You may be in for a big disappointment, as a leading astronomer has concluded that there probably aren't any aliens out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Black hole big enough to swallow solar system


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) This black hole is large enough to swallow our entire solar system and weighs as much as 6.8 billion suns.The M87 black hole is the largest such phenomenon ... 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 |

NASA instrument shows never-before-seen Sun’s innermost corona


January 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): An instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), developed by Smithsonian scientists, has provided never before seen views of the innermost corona 24 hours a day, 7 days ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Could Jupiter solve the mystery of The Star of Bethlehem?


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): BBC astronomer and Discovery News contributor Mark Thompson is trying to solve the mystery behind 'The Star of Bethlehem' and believes that Jupiter could be the key.Thompson went ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Universe holds more stars than sand grains on earth


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The universe holds more stars than the total number of sand grains on the earth, or just triple the current estimates, boosting chances of alien life elsewhere in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Astronomers spot merging star systems that might explode


November 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Astronomers who found the first hypervelocity stars escaping the Milky Way have announced that their search also turned up a dozen double-star systems.Half of those are merging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth to have a close encounter with Comet Hartley 2 today


October 20th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The planet is set to have a close shave with a comet that has been very elusive since its discovery in 1986.The Australian astronomer, Malcolm ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Comet Hartley 2 Will Be Visible From The Northern Horizon


October 20th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovered in 1986 by Australian astronomer Malcolm Hartley, comet Hartley 2 will make its closest appearance towards the earth today in the midnight. Astronomers have said ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Elusive green comet Hartley 2 will be visible today


October 20th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Hartley 2, the comet that was discovered in 1986 by Australian astronomer Malcolm Hartley, has been shrouded in mystery for a very long time, but today it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First images of aftermath of possible asteroid collision captured


October 14th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): The first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision have been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.The images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Was Oz-Indian scientist first to discover recently found Earth-like planet?


October 12th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 12 (ANI): The recent discovery of 'Earth-like' planet caused a tizzy in the science world, but a Sydney scientist's claims have caused a debate regarding the find.Steven Vogt, a professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vatican’s astronomer says he’d love to ‘baptise an alien’


September 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): An astronomer of the Vatican has said that he would love to "baptise an alien", but admitted that the chances of encountering intelligent life forms outside the Earth, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Observe the Moon Night’ with rest of the planet on Saturday!


September 18th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): People around the world will gather this Saturday to observe and examine Earth's nearest celestial neighbour as part of the first ever International Observe the Moon Night.It ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kepler telescope finds new planetary system


August 27th, 2010 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) The planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found a new planetary system orbiting a distant star that could include a planet nearly the same size as Earth, NASA scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How the first super-massive black holes were born


August 26th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers believe they have discovered how the first super-massive black holes were born.The discovery about the origin of our universe's first super-massive black holes, which formed some 13 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers: The alien solar system is similar to ours


August 25th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Astronomers say they have discovered what they believe is the highest tally of alien planet’s ever discovered.Astronomers have already discovered a cluster of at least ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Alien Solar System Detected 127 Light Years Away


August 25th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Astronomers have reported the discovery of an alien solar system replete with seven planets circling a star. The solar system has been detected ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Aliens’ more likely to be AI robots than biological beings: Expert


August 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A senior astronomer has said that the hunt for alien life should take into account artificial intelligence, and not evolution of biological life.According to BBC News, Seti astronomer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe