astrophysical journal letters

First ever proof of star devouring planet


August 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Astronomers have come by the first ever evidence of an ageing star devouring its own planet especially after it expanded into a "red giant", the equivalent ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot the faintest ever galaxy


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Astronomers have now spotted the faintest ever galaxy, among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space.The observational data reveal a faint infant galaxy, ... Read more...

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Black holes gobble up stars to grow bigger


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Supermassive black holes can grow still bigger by ripping apart double-star systems and swallowing one of the stars, says a new astrophysics study."Black holes are very ... Read more...

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Traces of rare earth element detected in stars


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have detected traces of a rare earth element, tellurium, in three ancient stars located a few thousand light years away, a study reveals.Traces of ... Read more...

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New planet 22 light years away may host water


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) A new planet discovered some 22 light years from the earth is the most likely to hold water and possibly host life.It receives about 90 percent ... Read more...

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Habitable planet found


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A potentially habitable planet orbiting a nearby star has been discovered by scientists.With an orbital period of about 28 days and a minimum mass 4.5 times ... Read more...

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Cold streams of gas pushed huge growth in black holes


December 14th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A steady diet of cold, thin streams of gas are what pushed the rapid growth of early supermassive black holes, according to astrophysicists.Computer simulations show that ... Read more...

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Astromers capture rare flaring black hole


September 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers captured a flaring black hole, which is extremely uncommon, allowing them to find new details about these rarities, NASA said in a report.The blazing jets were ... 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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Hubble asteroid collision pictures emerge


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have captured on picture the collision of asteroids. This is the first time that the event has been caught on tape. Scientists say the incident ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Buckyballs much more common and abundant in universe than thought


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.They found the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy -- in the space ... Read more...

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Universal, primordial magnetic fields discovered in deep space


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered evidence of "universal ubiquitous magnetic fields" that have permeated deep space between galaxies since the time of the Big Bang.Caltech physicist Shin'ichiro Ando and Alexander ... Read more...

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NASA’s Chandra Observatory finds evidence of stellar cannibalism


September 15th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Evidence has found evidence that a star has recently engulfed a companion star or a giant planet.The likely existence of such a "cannibal" ... Read more...

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Scientists to spot alien oceans with next generation of telescopes


September 10th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A U.S. space telescope set for launch in 2014 could reveal the presence of oceans on planets outside the Solar System, say scientists.Detecting water on Earth-like planets would ... Read more...

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Moons around ‘hot Jupiter’ can’t exist due to gravitational pulls


August 18th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Au6 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that any moons around the distant large planets would be stripped away by gravitational pulls.A study by astronomer Fathi Namouni, with the Université ... Read more...

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Hubble discovers hyperfast star hailing from Milky Way’s core


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has come across a hypervelocity star - which is moving three times faster than our sun - hailing from the Milky Way's core. ... Read more...

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Moon builds massive snowballs in Saturn’s ring


July 21st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): New pictures sent in by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show icy particles in Saturn's F ring clumping into giant snowballs as the moon Prometheus makes multiple swings by the ... Read more...

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Giant propellers seen in Saturn’s rings


July 12th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA announced on Thursday, that they have discovered giant propeller shaped structures in the rings around Saturn. Scientists also divulged that the structure seems to ... Read more...

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NASA Discovered Giant Propellers In Saturn Rings


July 12th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has discovered giant propeller-shaped structures in the rings of Saturn and the NASA officials suggest that the propellers are created by a new class of ... Read more...

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A billion-year-old galactic collision created Leo gas ring


July 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A violent collision between two galaxies, slightly more than one billion years ago, led to the origin of the giant gas ring in the Leo group of galaxies, ... Read more...

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Fog discovered on Saturn’s largest moon Titan


December 20th, 2009 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) US scientists have discovered fog moving across the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Titan looks to be the only place in the solar system aside from ... Read more...

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Scientists discover fog on Saturn’s largest moon


December 19th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks to be the only place in the solar system - aside from our planet, with copious quantities of liquid, largely liquid methane and ... Read more...

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Planet around a normal star similar to the Sun discovered


September 15th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.15 (ANI): Astronomers have unveiled what is likely the first picture of a planet around a normal star similar to the Sun. Three University of Toronto scientists used the Gemini North ... Read more...

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Why is the sun’s core cooler than its crust?


March 7th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Why is our sun's outer crust some 200-300 times hotter than its core? One lot of astrophysicists claimed to have the answer last year. But now another group ... Read more...

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NASA scientists discover heftiest known Black Hole


November 14th, 2007 - 8:06 am ICT by admin
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