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Galaxies ‘formed much earlier than thought’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Using NASA telescopes, astronomers have discovered a distant galaxy with stars that began forming just 200 million years after the big bang.The finding could shed new light ... Read more...

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Scientists ferret out planet-hunting targets with NASA telescope


April 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): US astronomers have discovered a new technique to identify close, faint stars using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer satellite.The technique would help in the hunt for planets that ... Read more...

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NASA’S NEOWISE finds previously unknown 20 comets, 33,000 asteroids


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): NASA has completed its mission of surveying the solar system and has discovered previously unknown objects, including 20 new comets and more than 33,000 asteroids in the main ... Read more...

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It’s official: Jupiter was hit by an asteroid in 2009, not a comet


January 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that in 2009, it was an asteroid that hit the giant planet Jupiter, not a comet.An international team of researchers used infrared data ... Read more...

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Rosetta flies by asteroid Lutetia


July 11th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has flown past asteroid Lutetia, providing valuable data to scientists.Lutetia - nearly 120km in its longest dimension - is the biggest asteroid yet visited by ... Read more...

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Flash of sunlight confirms liquid in northern lake district of Saturn’s moon Titan


December 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan, confirming the presence of liquid on the northern part of ... Read more...

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Saturn’s day becomes shorter by five minutes


July 30th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 30 (ANI): An analysis of Saturn's atmosphere has resulted in the definition of the planet's 'day' becoming shorter by five minutes.According to the analysis, the time it takes the ringed ... Read more...

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Mars domes may be mud volcanoes


March 27th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 27 (ANI): Scientists at NASA have identified dozens of mounds or domes in the northern plains of Mars, which they say bear a striking resemblance to mud volcanoes.According to ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists map the Milky Ways four spiral arms


January 6th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A team of astrophysicists has developed the first complete map of the Milky Way galaxys four spiral arms.The new map was developed by Iowa State Universitys Martin ... Read more...

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Mountains in Antarctica can help destroy ozone layer


January 5th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): In a new research, it has been observed that mountain waves in the atmosphere above Antarctica create rare clouds that are helping destroy the ozone layer.Over the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover oldest known asteroids in solar system


March 21st, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 21 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified three asteroids that appear to be among our Solar System's oldest objects.These asteroids were discovered using visible and infrared data collected ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot elusive bird shaped triple cosmic collision


December 21st, 2007 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Munich, Dec 21 (ANI): A very rare case of a bird shaped collision of three galaxies, has been spotted by astronomers using ESOs (European Southern Observatory) Very Large Telescope.Because of the ... Read more...

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