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‘Satnav’ could pave man’s way beyond solar system


March 29th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Satellite navigation (satnav) doesn't work in space, but scientists may have hit upon a new way to overcome this problem, using pulsars to guide spaceships through ... Read more...

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Gravitational waves emanate as ’sounds of universe’


October 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Scientists are still looking for gravitational waves -- small ripples in the fabric of space-time which are considered to be the sounds of the universe.Just as ... Read more...

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Supernova remnant erupts in enormous flares


May 12th, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times more powerful than any flare previously seen from the object. The outburst was ... 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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Supercomputer solves gamma-ray burst mystery


April 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A German supercomputer simulation has shown that colliding two neutron stars can naturally produce magnetic structures thought to power the high-speed particle jets associated with short gamma-ray bursts ... Read more...

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Superfluid found in neutron star’s core


February 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): NASA scientists have found the first direct evidence for a superfluid, a bizarre, friction-free state of matter, at the core of a neutron star.Superfluids created in laboratories ... 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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NASA scientists’ breakthrough in determining hyperactivity of black holes


December 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have been able to determine how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years, thanks to a new study from NASA's ... Read more...

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It could be possible to create matter, antimatter from vacuum, say experts


December 9th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A combination of ultra-high-intensity laser beam and a two-mile-long particle accelerator could be used to create something out of nothing, according to University of Michigan researchers.Their equations that ... 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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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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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds youngest nearby black hole


November 16th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighborhood, the space agency announced on Monday. ... Read more...

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Gamma-ray bursts powered by strongest magnetic fields in universe


November 4th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Astronomers in the UK have seen the signature of a magnetar in 11 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) observed by the Swift satellite.The team, led by University of Leicester ... Read more...

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Most massive neutron star discovered


October 28th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): The discovery of the most massive neutron star could have wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics."This neutron star is twice as massive as our Sun. ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘dramatic flares, bursts from mysterious pulsar’


October 15th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered dramatic flares and bursts of energy emanating from a weakly magnetised, slowly rotating pulsar.The international team of astrophysicists who made the discovery believes that the ... Read more...

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Black Hole Mystery Solved By The Discovery Of Magnestar


August 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): NASA Scientists have finally managed to solve the cosmic mystery which had been haunting them for almost 35 years now. The short gamma ray ... Read more...

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‘Magnetar’ discovery challenges stellar evolution, black hole theory


August 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): A neutron star with a mighty magnetic field has challenged the theories about stellar evolution and the birth of black holes, according to astronomers.The "magnetar" lies in a ... Read more...

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Eclipsed pulsar could be key to understanding compressed space matter


August 18th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has found the first fast X-ray pulsar to be eclipsed by its companion star.The study will help scientists understand some of the ... Read more...

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Awesome power of supermassive black holes revealed


April 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Nottingham University researchers have shed new light on the super destructive capacity of black holes.For the study, Asa Bluck in the School of Physics and Astronomy and ... Read more...

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Chandra X-ray observing telescope celebrates 10th anniversary


March 13th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): The Chandra X-ray observing telescope is celebrating ten years of its launch, during which it has made a number of significant achievements.NASA launched its Chandra X-ray observing telescope ... Read more...

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Radiation from thunderstorms can equal 400 chest x-rays for airplane passengers


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that airplane passengers flying near thunderstorms could be exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation in the form of terrestrial ... Read more...

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Scientists discover most massive form of antimatter to date


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists studying high-energy collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has published evidence of the most massive antinucleus discovered to ... Read more...

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Astronomers finding “millisecond pulsars” at astonishing rate


January 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): An international team of astronomers is discovering exotic stars known as "millisecond pulsars" at an astonishing rate - much faster than ever before.In the last thirty years, only ... Read more...

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Top ten space finds of 2009


December 7th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 7 (ANI): An article in the National Geographic News has listed the top ten space finds of the year 2009.At number 10 is the finding that a new computer ... Read more...

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Physicist identifies mysterious core left by exploding star


November 5th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A physicist from the University of Alberta in Canada has identified a mysterious core left by an exploding star.The physicist in question is University of Alberta physics professor ... Read more...

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Scientists to use supercomputers to “shine light” on black holes


October 20th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the US are all set to make use of two of the fastest supercomputers in the world in their ... Read more...

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Indian scientist discovers X-ray bursts from neutron stars can help reveal their size


September 8th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 8 (ANI): In a new research, an Indian scientist has determined that the pattern of x-rays generated by neutron stars may reveal their true size.According to a report by ABC ... Read more...

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Astronomers see high-speed galaxy collision in action


July 10th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Astronomers at the Chandra X-ray Observatory have spotted a galaxy collision in action, with one galaxy passing through the core of other galaxies at almost 2 million miles ... Read more...

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New technique improves estimates of pulsar ages


June 9th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed a new technique that improves the estimates of determining the ages of millisecond pulsars, the fastest-spinning stars in ... Read more...

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Scientists see singular cosmic act of rebirth


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): An international team of astrophysicists has observed a singular cosmic act of rebirth, by seeing the transformation of an ordinary, slow-rotating pulsar into a superfast millisecond pulsar with ... Read more...

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Star crust found to be 10 billion times stronger than steel


May 7th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new research by a scientist has shown that the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other of the earth's strongest ... Read more...

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Crust of neutron stars 10 billion times stronger than steel


April 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): New simulations indicate that the crust of neutron stars is 10 billion times stronger than steel.According to a report in New Scientist, this finding makes the surface of ... Read more...

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Scientists find oldest isolated pulsar ever


February 27th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): With the help of NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory, scientists have found the oldest isolated pulsar ever detected in X-rays.The pulsar, PSR J0108-1431 (J0108 for short), which is ... Read more...

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NASA’’s satellites probe fireworks from a flaring gamma-ray star


February 11th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Astronomers are using NASA''s Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to probe frequent blasts from a flaring gamma-ray star 30,000 light-years away. The high-energy fireworks arise from ... Read more...

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