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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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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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Parent star’s long ‘napping’ could trigger the formation of baby stars


March 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): It has long been suspected that the build up of material onto young stars is not continuous but happens in episodic events, resulting in short outbursts of energy ... Read more...

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Earth set to have a close encounter with Comet Hartley 2


October 4th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The earth will have a really "close" encounter with a comet called "Comet Hartley 2" on Oct. 20. 

The comet will pass just over 11 million miles from ... Read more...

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Mysteries of ‘Green Pea’ galaxies unveiled


September 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): An astronomer has unveiled the mysteries of strange so-called 'Green Pea' galaxies.First discovered in 2007 by amateur stargazers, it has now been shown that these extraordinary ... Read more...

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Scientists explain record low atmospheric density during solar minima


July 11th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists have explained the reason for the record low mass density of the upper thermosphere during the 2008 solar minimum.During a solar minimum, EUV (extreme ultraviolet) irradiance is ... Read more...

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Erratic orbits of neighbouring planets may make life sustenance difficult


May 25th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Astronomers have found that fluctuating orbits of surrounding planets around a seemingly habitable planet could render life impossible on it.New findings from computer modelling show that the forces ... Read more...

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Magnetic fields play important role in birth of massive stars


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): In a new research, astronomers have used the MERLIN radio telescope network centered on the Jodrell Bank Observatory to show that magnetic fields play an important role during ... Read more...

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How yellow supergiant star pulls off its lengthy disappearing act


January 6th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): A team of astronomers has solved a nearly two-century-old mystery of how Epsilon Aurigae, a yellow supergiant star, pulls off its lengthy disappearing act.On January 1, 2010, a ... Read more...

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First “super Earths” discovered around Sun-like stars


December 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found the first "super Earths" to be discovered around two Sun-like stars.These are rocky planets larger than the Earth, but smaller than ... Read more...

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Scientists report discovery of 32 new exoplanets


October 20th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): With help from the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), scientists have reported the discovery of 32 new exoplanets."HARPS is a unique, extremely high precision instrument ... Read more...

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Computer code gives scientists first full simulation of star’s final hours


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has created the first full simulation of a star's final hours.The team of researchers composed of three applied mathematicians at the US Department of ... Read more...

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Rogue black holes may wander the Milky Way


April 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): New calculations by scientists suggest that hundreds of massive rogue black holes, left over from the galaxy-building days of the early universe, may wander the Milky Way.The calculations ... Read more...

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Rogue black holes may trespass on our Milky Way


April 30th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 30 (IANS) Hundreds of gigantic black holes, leftovers from the galaxy-building days of the early universe, may wander into the Milky Way. These black holes may threaten to swallow ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover youngest and lowest mass dwarf stars


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Astronomers have found three brown dwarfs with estimated masses of less than 10 times that of Jupiter, making them among the youngest and lowest mass sub-stellar objects detected ... Read more...

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Scientists announce discovery of lightest exoplanet found so far


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have announced the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far, which is only about twice the mass of our Earth.The planet, "e", lies in the ... Read more...

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Engineers design robot that would be able to better explore and investigate Mars


February 5th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Engineers have designed and tested a versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs, travel nimbly over steep and rocky terrain, and explore deep craters, which might ... Read more...

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Runaway stars create weird cosmic sculptures


January 8th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered 14 runaway stars speeding through dense interstellar gas, creating weird cosmic sculptures known as bow shocks.Astronomers led by Raghvendra Sahai of ... Read more...

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Hubble captures image of two of Milky Ways most colossal stars


November 26th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Nov 26 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of a pair of stars that are two of our galaxys most massive stars.They have, until recently, been shrouded ... Read more...

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Barred spiral galaxies came quite late in the Universe


July 30th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a landmark study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that so-called barred spiral ... Read more...

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Smallest extra-solar planet is three times more massive than Earth


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered an extra-solar planet that is only three times more massive than our own, the smallest yet detected outside our solar system and has the ... Read more...

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Planets and stars helped to create dusty planetary nebula


March 11th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Astronomers at the University of Rochester, US, have determined that low-mass stars and possibly even super-Jupiter-sized planets may indeed be responsible for creating the planetary nebula.A planetary nebula ... Read more...

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Mysterious cloud of antimatter in Milky Way originates from binary stars


January 10th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Astronomers have traced the source of a mysterious giant cloud of antimatter surrounding the galactic center of the Milky Way galaxy, to binary star systems.The discovery took four ... Read more...

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