astrophysics

New tool can map birth, evolution of galaxies


August 17th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Astrophysicists have developed a new computational approach that can accurately map the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years. It can also ... 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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Why does the man on the moon gaze at us?


March 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Many of us see a man on the moon -- actually an illusion -- and wonder why he is always smiling down at us from those ... Read more...

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Mexico breaks record for most telescopes pointed at moon


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican hobbyists and astronomers broke their own Guinness record by using a total of 2,753 telescopes all around the country to simultaneously observe the moon, ... Read more...

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Could city lights help locate alien civilisations?


November 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon a new idea of tracking aliens, after years of seeking them through radio signals and ultra short laser pulses.Avi Loeb, working ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss science and technology


September 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India and Britain Friday held discussions to further their cooperation in science and technology.Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar held talks with former British ... 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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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...

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Astronomers find supermassive black holes


September 1st, 2011 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, NASA said Wednesday.Approximately 160 million light years from ... 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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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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Queen guitarist dedicates song to Gagarin


April 12th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A guitarist from British rock group Queen is recording a new song dedicated to Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first human to fly ... Read more...

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First stars in the universe weren’t as lonely as previously thought


February 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers from the Center of Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, and The University of Texas at Austin have found that the ... Read more...

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Meet the 12-yr-old who wants a Renewable Energy or Astrophysics degree


January 10th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (ANI): A 12-year-old Malaysian boy caught the attention at an education fair recently when he expressed his urge to pursue his graduation in either Renewable Energy or Astrophysics."The ... Read more...

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Online magazine BrainGain - guide on studying abroad


November 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) For the thousands of students keen to study abroad but who don't know where to get the requisite information, here is a lifeline. An interactive online magazine, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover planets around elderly binary star


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a planetary system consisting of at least two massive Jupiter-like planets orbiting the extremely close binary star system NN Serpentis.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Planet Neptune didn’t knock out Cold Classical Kuiper Belt


October 6th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Challenging popular theory about how part of our solar system formed, a University of Victoria PhD student has found evidence that the planet Neptune can't have knocked a ... Read more...

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Google Earth meteor crater may help prepare for future impacts


September 27th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a meteor crater on Google Earth that they believe could help prepare for future impacts.The Kamil crater, which is 16 metres deep and 45 metres ... Read more...

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3-D computer simulations help shed light on supernovae explosions


September 20th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have found a novel way to make three dimensional computer simulations of supernovae explosions that may help in understanding these explosions better.Princeton-led team used powerful supercomputers to ... Read more...

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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...

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Giant comet ’smacked Neptune 200 years ago’


July 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has revealed that Neptune was struck by a giant comet about two centuries ago.The discovery suggests that comet collisions with gas giant planets may ... Read more...

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Most massive star ever 300 times heavier than Sun discovered


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the most massive stars to date, one weighing at birth more than 300 times the mass of the Sun.Paul Crowther, Professor of Astrophysics at the ... Read more...

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New planet orbiting its ‘Sun-like’ star


June 30th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 30 (IANS) A planet about eight times the mass of Jupiter has been confirmed to orbit a Sun-like star, says a study. The newly-confirmed planet is about 300 times farther from ... Read more...

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Scientists find youngest planet outside our solar system


June 11th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified the youngest known planet outside our solar system and established that planets can grow up fast.According to researchers, Beta Pictoris b is already fully ... Read more...

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Astronomers find ‘defiant’ new supernova


May 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a supernova whose origin cannot be explained by any previously known mechanism and which promises exciting new insights into stellar explosions.SN2005E was first spotted ... Read more...

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Ice On The Moon: One Step Closer To Life


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chandrayaan-1, which was sent to the moon in 2008 in order to collect data about the surface of the satellite, had brought back data that showed ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect black hole farther away than any other previously known


January 27th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronomers have used ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to detect a stellar-mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known. ... Read more...

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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...

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10 percent of solar systems are like ours


January 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Ten percent of solar systems in the whole universe are like ours, says an astronomy study. "Now we know our place in the universe," said Ohio State University (OSU) ... Read more...

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How Santa gets round the world in just one night


December 24th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Ever wondered how Santa Claus manages to take one full circle of the world in just one night? Well, a researcher feels that it can only be possible ... Read more...

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Black holes can “build” their own host galaxies


December 1st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, December 1 (ANI): Recent observations by astronomers have indicated that black holes may be "building" their own host galaxies.This could be the long-sought missing link to understanding why the masses of ... Read more...

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World’s fastest supercomputer to reveal secrets of ‘unseen’ universe


October 27th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): Scientists are using the world's fastest supercomputer to model origins of the unseen universe, namely, dark energy.Understanding dark energy is the number one issue in explaining the ... Read more...

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After UN speech, Lucknow teen eyeing another green first


September 25th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) After becoming the first Indian teenager to address the United Nations General Assembly on global climate change, Lucknow girl Yugratna Srivastava aims to notch another first - ... Read more...

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Andromeda galaxy expanded by cannibalizing on stars from other galaxies


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A new research has shown that the vast Andromeda galaxy appears to have expanded by cannibalizing on stars from other galaxies.According to a report by BBC News, when ... Read more...

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Signs of ideal ’surfing’ conditions spotted in turbulent ocean of solar wind


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, have found what could be the signal of ideal wave "surfing" conditions for individual particles within the massive turbulent ocean of ... Read more...

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