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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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‘Standard candles’ Cepheids not quite as standard as once thought


January 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Astronomers have now gathered proof that Cepheids, which were thought of "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe, are not quite as standard.Standard candles are ... 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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Massive stars are born the same way as their smaller counterparts


July 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Researchers have managed to obtain the first infrared image of a compact disc closely encircling a massive young star-a strong evidence that massive stars form in the same ... 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 white-dwarf stars merge and become a supernova


January 8th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of astrophysicists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany, has used computer simulations to show that some supernovae are a result of the merger of ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists detect gamma rays emitting from heart of distant galaxy


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Astrophysicists have used the H.E.S.S. telescopes to detect gamma rays emitting from the heart of the NGC 253 galaxy.At a distance of some twelve million light years away, ... Read more...

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‘Cosmic fireworks display’ seen inside Helix Nebula


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new image, taken with an infrared camera on the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, has revealed a cosmic fireworks display, in the form of tens of thousands of ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect planet forming disk orbiting twin suns


June 11th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Astronomers have found a planet forming disk orbiting twin suns in images captured from radio telescopes.The sequence of images, collected with the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), provide an ... Read more...

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Astronomers propose new physical interpretation of a supernova


June 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Astronomers from Queen's University Belfast have proposed a new physical interpretation of a supernova discovered on 7th November 2008.A group of researchers, led by Dr. Stefano Valenti ... Read more...

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Ultracool stars take ‘wild rides’ as they orbit around the Milky Way


June 10th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Astronomers have found that stars of a recently discovered type, dubbed 'ultracool subdwarfs', take some pretty wild rides as they orbit around the Milky Way, following paths that ... Read more...

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Stellar family in crowded and violent neighbourhood is surprisingly normal


June 5th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, June 5 (ANI): Astronomers have found that a stellar family near a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, is surprisingly normal.Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have ... 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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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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Telescopes paint a unique portrait of star birth


October 9th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Oct 9 (ANI): Telescopes on the ground and in space have teamed up to compose a colourful image that paints a unique multi-wavelength portrait of star birth. By offering a fresh ... Read more...

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Astronomers weigh the coldest brown dwarfs for the first time


June 3rd, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Astronomers have used ultra sharp images obtained with the Keck Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope to determine for the first time the masses of the coldest class ... 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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Massive stars need small helper stars for their formation


February 28th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new theory proposed by astrophysicists has suggested that in order for a rare, massive star to form inside an interstellar cloud of gas and dust, small "helper" ... Read more...

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Runaway star had originated from black hole in neighboring galaxy


January 29th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new analysis by astronomers has determined that a young star speeding away from the Milky Way had originated from a massive black hole in our neighboring galaxy, ... Read more...

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