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Shilpa Shetty’s newborn already on Twitter


June 9th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty's son Viaan is just 20 days old but he already has a Twitter account under the handle ViaanRajKundra.The account was created Wednesday, and ... Read more...

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‘Milky Way heading for collision with Andromeda galaxy’


June 4th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Our Milky Way galaxy is heading for a massive collision with the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, but not before four billion years from now, say scientists.The ... Read more...

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Scientists image billion stars of Milky Way in detail


March 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) A picture combining infra-red light images reveals more than a billion stars of the Milky Way in detail for the very first time.Large structures of the ... 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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Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way


July 8th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting 'billion-pixel array' will serve ... Read more...

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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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Cosmic census estimates 50 billion planets in our galaxy


February 21st, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) A cosmic census conducted for the first time has revealed that there are at least 50 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy.And some 500 million of those ... 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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Scientists discover hottest ever planet


January 28th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) An exoplanet has been found to be the hottest planet discovered so far with a record-breaking temperature of 3,200 degrees Celsius.The planet WASP-33b, is also known as HD15082. ... Read more...

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Planck reveals unseen wonders of the universe


January 12th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Europe's Planck spacecraft has unveiled some stunning astronomical finds, including massive galaxy clusters and new unidentified objects."These new results are all vital pieces of a jigsaw that could ... Read more...

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Earth-size planets ‘prevalent’ in our Milky Way galaxy


October 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study funded by NASA and the University of California has revealed that nearly one in four stars similar to the Sun may host planets as small ... Read more...

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Buckyballs much more common and abundant in universe than thought


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.They found the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy -- in the space ... Read more...

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Massive star goes supernova, smothered by its own dust


October 13th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that a giant star in a remote galaxy ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical ... Read more...

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New Hubble observations reveal composition of ’star guts’ pouring out


September 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has revealed that observations made with NASA's newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby supernova ... 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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Cosmic accelerators discovered in Milky Way


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): American and Japanese physicists have discovered evidence of "natural nuclear accelerators" at work in our Milky Way galaxy, based on an analysis of data from the world's largest ... Read more...

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Hubble discovers hyperfast star hailing from Milky Way’s core


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has come across a hypervelocity star - which is moving three times faster than our sun - hailing from the Milky Way's core. ... Read more...

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Space observatory briefly blinded by record-breaking x-ray blast


July 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A blast of the brightest X-rays ever detected from beyond our Milky Way galaxy's neighbourhood temporarily blinded the X-ray eye on NASA's Swift space observatory earlier this summer, ... Read more...

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Planck Telescope images reveal the Universe in their first light


July 6th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The team that made the Planck telescope has released the first obtained pictures from it. And the most astonishing thing about the pictures is that ... Read more...

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Scientists discover galaxy collision triggers luminous quasar


June 25th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Astronomers have found evidence of a collision between galaxies driving intense activity in a highly luminous quasar.Scientists led by Montserrat Villar Martin of the Instituto de Astrofisica de ... Read more...

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Astronomers witness birth of a star


June 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Astronomers have witnessed the birth of a star, that could be youngest known to us.Still far from a fully developed star, the object is in the earliest stages ... Read more...

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‘Smoking gun’ of black hole activation found


May 27th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has provided astronomers the answer to the long standing puzzle about why a small percentage of black holes emit vast amounts of energy.The findings suggest ... Read more...

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Hubble observes star eating a planet


May 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, called the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS), has observed that the hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy being ... Read more...

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Black-hole-powered jets create fog of gamma rays


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Astronomers, using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, have found that black-hole-powered jets from active galaxies are responsible for almost a third of the ever-present fog of gamma rays ... Read more...

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‘Alien’ invaders roam the Milky Way!


February 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has found that as many as one quarter of the star clusters in our Milky Way are 'alien' invaders from other galaxies."Some of the ... Read more...

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Scientists spot ‘alien’ invaders in Milky Way


February 27th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 27 (IANS) Scientists have spotted 'alien' invaders in Milky Way, comprising as many as a quarter of the star clusters in our galaxy, many more than previously thought, ... Read more...

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A quarter of globular star clusters in Milky Way are alien invaders


February 24th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia has determined that around a quarter of the globular star clusters in our Milky Way galaxy ... Read more...

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Jets streaming from black holes have more complex shape than earlier believed


February 18th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has indicated that jets of particles streaming from black holes in far-away galaxies operate differently and have a more complex shape than earlier believed.The research ... Read more...

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Missing primitive stars outside Milky Way uncovered


February 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Feb 18 (ANI): New observations using ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope have uncovered the missing primitive stars outside the Milky Way galaxy."We have, in effect, found a flaw in ... Read more...

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PCs around the world unite to map the Milky Way’s shape


February 11th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Reports indicate that tens of thousands of home computers around the world are working together to map the shape of our Milky Way galaxy.Enthusiastic and inquisitive volunteers from ... Read more...

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New stellar streams in Andromeda galaxy show galaxy formation through mergers


January 28th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered new stellar streams in a vast region surrounding the disk of Andromeda, in its so-called stellar halo, which shows galaxy formation through ... Read more...

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Astronomers capture image of ‘cosmic cat’


January 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, January 24 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has recently released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the 'Cat's Paw Nebula', which is a complex region of ... Read more...

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Our solar system may have millions of “twins”


January 9th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that our solar system may have millions of "twins".According to a report in National Geographic News, the research says that of ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover new tidal streams in Andromeda Galaxy


January 8th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has identified two new tidal streams in the Andromeda Galaxy, the remnants of dwarf galaxies consumed by our large galactic neighbor.Analysis of the ... Read more...

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Milky Way is a gigantic, flattened cosmic beachball


January 7th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): In a new research that involved the mapping of the shape of the galactic dark matter, astronomers have determined that the halo of dark matter surrounding our Milky ... Read more...

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