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Russia plans two space laboratories by 2016


August 31st, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russia is planning to launch two space laboratories within the next four years, according to a space company.An x-ray observatory, Spektr-RG, will be launched in 2013, ... Read more...

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Farrell’s memory loss


August 17th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell says he does not remember certain things about his past life and goes blank when trying to remember it."There are a few ... Read more...

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Largest 3D map of universe unveiled


August 9th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled the largest ever 3D map of the sky, encompassing massive galaxies and distant black holes, based on Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III).The ... 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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Will the world end Dec 21?


June 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) We only have a few months left to live because the world will end Dec 21, 2012, according to another Mayan inscription discovered by archaeologists.It is ... Read more...

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Europe to build world’s biggest telescope


June 12th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A coalition of 15 European countries, including Britain, has announced plans to build the biggest telescope in the world, Daily Mail reported Monday.The mirror inside the ... Read more...

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Scientists explain obscene growth of black holes


March 25th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) A new theory about why black holes become so hugely massive has been put forth by astronomers from University of Leicester, UK and Monash University, Australia.Andrew ... Read more...

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Radio telescopes to try taking first photo of black hole


January 16th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A radio telescope project that would connect up to 50 telescopes scattered around the globe could help photograph a black hole for the first time, scientists ... Read more...

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How black holes fire gas jets into space


January 12th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to figuring out how black holes can fire superfast gas bullets into space, by determining the precise moment when they form, ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on massive black holes


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Astronomers have stumbled on the most massive black holes, each as big as 10 billion suns, in two separate galaxies about 300 million light years away ... 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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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...

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Mini black holes could be passing through Earth


May 15th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Space is littered with black holes that collapsing giant stars leave in their wake, but a miniature version could be passing through the Earth daily. Unlike ... Read more...

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Most detailed 3D map of universe unveiled


May 4th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) It is being touted as the biggest and the most detailed ever 3D map of the universe - a journey going back 11 billion years. Scientists ... Read more...

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Underground telescope could peer beyond Big Bang


April 17th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A telescope buried half a mile underground could enable scientists catch their first glimpse of the dawn of the universe. The new device is designed ... Read more...

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Physicists discover new way to visualize warped space-time


April 12th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Physicists, who have been studying the effects caused by the collision of black holes, have discovered a new way to visualize warped space-time."We've found ways to visualize warped ... Read more...

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How black holes can be used as models for superconductors


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how charged black holes can be used to model the behaviour of interacting electrons in unconventional superconductors."The context ... Read more...

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NASA’s Swift satellite finds unseen black-hole-powered galaxies


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has found a largely unseen population of black-hole-powered galaxies, according to an international team of scientists."These heavily shrouded black holes are all around us. But ... 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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Event horizon could help determine evolutionary stage of a black hole


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have proposed a new way to determine the evolutionary stage of a black hole: analysing the region outside where matter cannot ... 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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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...

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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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Chandra images show result of star formation on overdrive


January 14th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new image captured by Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the result of star formation on overdrive.M82 is a so-called starburst galaxy, where stars are forming at rates ... Read more...

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NASA telescopes discover most distant galaxy cluster


January 13th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): NASA telescopes have identified a burgeoning galactic metropolis-the most distant known in the early universe.The developing cluster, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, was discovered and characterized by multi-wavelength telescopes, including NASA's ... Read more...

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Cosmic collisions ‘aren’t responsible for black hole growth’


January 6th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that cosmic collisions, which have been believed to be the culprit behind increasing growth of black holes, are not to blame.When black holes ... Read more...

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Era of first fast growth of the most massive black holes determined


December 28th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists from the Tel Aviv University have determined that the era of first fast growth of the most massive black holes occurred when the universe was only about ... Read more...

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Giant observatory comes up 8,000 feet beneath Antarctic


December 24th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's strangest observatory, as big as a cubic kilometre, has come up 8,000 feet beneath the Antarctic ice at the South Pole.The gigantic telescope, known as IceCube ... Read more...

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New studies claim no evidence of time before Big Bang


December 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A recent study had claimed that concentric rings within the cosmic microwave background could provide evidence of black holes that collided in the past, before our Universe existed ... Read more...

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Did the universe exist before the Big Bang?


November 30th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Scientists may have uncovered evidence that the universe existed before the Big Bang.Concentric circles discovered in cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) - the after-effects of the Big Bang ... Read more...

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Scientists strain to ‘hear’ gravitational waves


November 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have brought the world one step closer to 'hearing' gravitational waves - ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century. The ... Read more...

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First evidence of magnetic field ejected from a young star


November 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the first evidence of a magnetic field in a jet of material ejected from a young star.The find could eventually help scientists understand the nature ... Read more...

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Milky Way’s smallest black holes ‘don’t exist’


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that black holes a few times the mass of the sun may not exist to begin with.Stars that are eight or more times ... Read more...

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Scientists achieve ‘David and Goliath’ black-hole mergers


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): For the first time ever, scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology have achieved the merger of two black holes of vastly different sizes, with one mass 100 times ... Read more...

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NASA finds 30-yr-old ‘youngest’ nearby black hole


November 16th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighbourhood.The 30-year-old black hole could help scientists better understand how ... Read more...

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