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Nobel laureate predicts a dark universe


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Astronomers should feel lucky they have a space full of stars, galaxies and other objects to study, says Nobel laureate Brian P. Schmidt who believes that ... Read more...

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Radio waves from black hole detected


July 11th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Surprisingly, scientists have for the first time ever detected the radio waves emanating from a mid-sized black hole, called the HLX-1, around 300 million light years ... Read more...

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Earth’s circumference to be measured at Jantar Mantar


June 20th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With June 21 being the Summer Solstice and the year's longest day, the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) here will mark Thursday ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid to fly past Earth


March 5th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) A 150-foot wide asteroid orbiting the Earth will next year pass so close to our planet it will fly under man-made satellites, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Aliens may have left footprints on moon!


December 29th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Aliens may have left their footprints or artefacts on the moon which would last far longer than radio signals. Two astronomers from Arizona State University who ... Read more...

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No danger of earth exploding


December 18th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Scientists have nailed an alarming prediction about the cataclysmic destruction of earth in 2012. An erroneous doomsday theory doing the rounds is that a supernova explosion, ... Read more...

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Big space rock flies close to Earth, no harm done


November 9th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-meter-wide asteroid harmlessly zipped past earth early Wednesday, closer to our planet than the Moon's orbit.The "space rock" named 2005 YU55 approached earth at ... Read more...

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Asteroid longer than aircraft to whiz past earth


November 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) If you have an eight-inch telescope, you can catch it! A 55-million tonne asteroid, jet black in appearance and longer than an aircraft carrier, will fly ... Read more...

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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...

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New moon found orbiting Pluto


July 21st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto, the NASA has announced.The tiny, new satellite - temporarily designated P4 - was uncovered ... Read more...

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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...

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Spinstars may be the first polluters of the universe


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that spinstars, the first generations of massive stars, may be the first polluters of our Universe.An international team of astronomers led by Cristina ... Read more...

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Why massive stellar explosions occur in the tiniest of galaxies?


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Astronomers using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer have shed new light on why some of the most massive stellar explosions ever observed occur in the tiniest of galaxies."It's like ... Read more...

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Asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs to pass moon’s orbit tonight


April 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 15 (ANI): An asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs will make its closest approach to Earth on Friday night when it passes just outside the orbit of the ... Read more...

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Newly discovered asteroid could be Earth’s companion


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Astronomers from the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland have found that a recently discovered asteroid may be intimately related to the origin of our planet.They found that ... Read more...

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NASA finds 1,235 planets that could have extra-terrestrial lifeforms


March 30th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Astronomers at NASA have spent the last two years scouring the Milky Way for Earth-like planets in their quest for foreign life forms.And they have found 1,235 planets ... Read more...

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Supernova 2008am is brightest ’self-interacting’ supernova yet discovered


March 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Texas astronomers have discovered one of the most intrinsically bright exploding stars ever observed - Supernova 2008am.The research by graduate student Emmanouil 'Manos' Chatzopoulos and J. Craig ... Read more...

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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...

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Red, green and blue colours are best to find Earth-like planets


February 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found that red, green and blue coloured filters are the best to spot a planet that looks like Earth.Scientists used the mothership of ... Read more...

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Car-size asteroid to pass close by Earth Wednesday


February 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): U.S. scientists have said that a car-size asteroid will pass near Earth Wednesday, the second space rock in five days to fly near - but pose no threat ... Read more...

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Hubble discovers ‘most distant and ancient galaxy ever seen’


January 27th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Astronomers claim to have discovered what they believe is the most distant and ancient galaxy ever found.The light of the galaxy discovered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space ... Read more...

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Study finds ‘no link between dark matter, black holes’


January 21st, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has found that there is no direct connection between black holes and dark matter.The theory first took root when massive black holes were found at ... Read more...

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Dying star coughs out dust cloud`


January 17th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Astronomers on the look out for black holes have stumbled on a star that was fading with a whimper rather than a bang. Astronomers first spotted the supernova ... Read more...

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Moon’s Gravitational Pull Brings In New Zodiac Signs?


January 14th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recent news of the new zodiac signs has taken the nation by storm after a leading daily reported the new changed signs in horoscope. The ... Read more...

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A better way to accurately measure dark energy identified


January 14th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Type la supernovae are currently the best way to measure dark energy because they are visible across intergalactic space. Also, they can function as 'standard candles' in distant ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Remnants of star that exploded more than 13bn yrs ago found


January 6th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the UK and US have found the remnants of a star that exploded more than 13 billion years ago, which they believe was probably one of ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between Big Bang, creation of stars uncovered


January 6th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Astronomers have uncovered the 'missing link' in the evolution of the universe following the Big Bang.For years the scientists knew nothing about the 'dark ages' of space -- ... Read more...

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Far-flung movies ‘an inspiration for future scientists’


December 29th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Apart from being a great source of entertainment, Hollywood flicks can inspire the next generation of physicists, astronomers and biologists, say scientists.A panel of scientists, filmmakers and media ... Read more...

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Sky Watchers Enjoy Lunar Eclipse Spectacle


December 21st, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lunar eclipse that is in progress has made the stargazers excited as it is going to be a full eclipse. However, this season's full lunar ... Read more...

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Skygazers Eagerly Wait For Last Lunar Eclipse Of The Year


December 19th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Skygazers are in for a huge treat in the week ahead as the last lunar eclipse of the year is all set to make its presence ... Read more...

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Geminid meteor shower to offer dazzling spectacle on Dec 14


December 10th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): This December seems to be a great month for astronomers and all those who want to gaze the night sky.The Geminid meteor shower will be at its ... Read more...

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Collision of galaxies ‘formed Andromeda’


November 26th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers has revealed that Andromeda - the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way- was born when two smaller galaxies collided.An international team, who conducted a computer simulation ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover New Planet In Space


November 19th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a latest discovery in the world of astronomy for one more time. This time one more planet within another galaxy has been discovered ... Read more...

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