orbits

First multi-planet solar system spotted


August 29th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted the first-ever multi-planet solar system orbiting a binary star, with the help of two telescopes in Texas.The discovery by astronomers from Texas-Austin and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Penny-sized thrusters developed to propel nanosats


August 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could soon power the movement of tiny satellites or nanosats in orbit.The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Watch out for Perseids meteor showers Sunday


August 10th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Sky gazers can look forward to an exhibition of celestial fireworks as the night sky will be lit up by Perseids meteor showers that are ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russia launches cluster of four satellites


July 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Saturday launched a rocket with a Cosmos class military satellite and three civilian satellites on board, spokesperson Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said.The rocket blasted off ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Timekeepers to add extra second to June 30


June 30th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Timekeepers will add an extra second to the last minute of June 30 to compensate for the Earth's movements."Today, time is constructed defined and measured with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Air force rescues eight from stranded boat in Assam


June 27th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Indian Air Force helicopter pilots Wednesday evacuated eight people, including three pregnant women and two doctors, from a boat stuck in the Dibong river near Sadiya ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Delhiites enthralled by century’s last Venus transit (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) It was a breathtaking experience for sky gazers here Wednesday when Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the Earth's neighbour - crossed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhiites left awestruck with century’s last Venus transit


June 6th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) It was a visual treat for Delhiites Wednesday as they witnessed a rare celestial event when Venus - the second planet from the Sun and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhi gears up to watch century’s last Venus transit


June 5th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Sky gazers in Delhi are all set to witness a rare celestial event Wednesday with Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New force can propel asteroids onto earth’s path


June 4th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) You might not be safe from asteroid hits even if state-of-the-art NASA tracking systems are in place, because the 'Yarkovsky effect' can force these objects out ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘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...

Posted in World |

Orbit tower unveiled in London’s Olympic park


May 12th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Arcelor Mittal Orbit, the tallest sculpture in United Kingdom was unveiled in the Olympic park of London ahead of the Olympic Games Friday.The 114.5-metre-tall steel tower ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event


May 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Asteroids hit earth more frequently than thought


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.It is looking at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Satellite launch not to harm region: North Korean official


April 10th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 10 (IANS) The launch of a satellite by North Korea will not harm the region and neighbouring countries, an official from the Korean Committee for Space Technology said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New ‘rocket’ can go to moon on 100 cc fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions. The mini motor uses electricity to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Stargazers wait to see Mars


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) People in the Northern Hemisphere might be able to see the Mars with their naked eyes this weekend when it is at its closest to Earth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hubble discovers new, all-water planet


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A class of planet that is a water world and enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere has been discovered.Astronomers spotted the planet through the Hubble space ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Star attacks planet with radiation


September 14th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A nearby star is bombarding its companion planet with a barrage of X-rays, hundred thousand times more intense than the earth receives from the Sun, a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Delhi students discover new asteroid


August 31st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Delhi students have made history by discovering a new asteroid as part of a unique astronomy project connected to US space agency NASA. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Blazing starry trail: accountant finds sixth comet in nine months (With Images)


August 27th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 27 (IANS) He spends most of his day at office and commuting to and from Mumbai in crowded suburban trains but accountant Shishir Deshmukh still finds time ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Astronomers discover darkest known planet


August 13th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by BNO News
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet, according to a report released by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) on Friday.The CfA report said that a distant, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Clouds may obscure Perseids meteor showers Saturday


August 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Overcast skies under a full moon are likely to deprive Delhi sky gazers of one of the finest celestial spectacles Saturday night: the Perseids ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

ISS crew to launch mini-satellite Aug 3


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will launch a mini-satellite during a spacewalk Aug 3 in honour of the 50th anniversary of Russian astronaut ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New moon found orbiting Pluto


July 21st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto, the NASA has announced.The tiny, new satellite - temporarily designated P4 - was uncovered ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NASA: Astronomers discover Pluto’s fourth moon


July 21st, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers from NASA discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto, the agency said Wednesday.Using the Hubble Space Telescope to search for rings around the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Space probe reaches asteroid after four-year journey


July 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS/EFE) The space probe Dawn on the weekend finally rendezvoused with the asteroid Vesta, which circles the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Astronomers stumble on planet going the wrong way


June 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) All planets move around their stars in the same direction as the star spins - but now astronomers have stumbled onto one that goes the wrong ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hubble asteroid collision pictures emerge


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have captured on picture the collision of asteroids. This is the first time that the event has been caught on tape. Scientists say the incident ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA’s Swift satellite, Hubble Telescope probe asteroid collision debris


April 29th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite and Hubble Space Telescope are probing asteroid collision debris.Late last year, NASA's astronomers noticed an asteroid named Scheila had unexpectedly brightened, and it was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers unveil ’super-exotic’ exoplanet


April 29th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet - described as the densest known solid planet in existence.An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Densest solid planet known ’super-exotic super-Earth’ unveiled


April 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet, which is the densest solid planet known.The planet, named 55 Cancri e, is 60 percent larger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ISRO’s PSLV C-16 rocket launched successfully


April 20th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota, Apr 20 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV C-16 was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday.The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Satellites can track human rights abuses


April 18th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Satellites that helped us gather real-time data from the most inaccessible and hostile places on earth can also help us track human rights abuses that cause ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe