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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief


August 31st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service after 43 ... Read more...

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Venus transit clouded in Kerala, monsoon strengthens (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) Rains lashed the Kerala capital Wednesday, disappointing hundreds of school children and others here who could not have a clear view of Venus's transit across the ... Read more...

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Transit of Venus marred in Kerala


June 6th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The rare celestial phenomenon of Venus transiting the sun turned out to be a no-show in Kerala as the monsoon rains took centrestage, leaving hundreds of ... Read more...

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Asteroid hurtles past Earth


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Earth had a near miss from an 150-foot asteroid that was detected only two weeks ago, it was revealed Monday.The space rock, 2012 EG5, flew past ... Read more...

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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...

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Scientists say that Supermassive black hole will ‘eat’ gas cloud


December 15th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are anxiously awaiting the outcome of an impending crash of the supermassive black hole which is currently located in the Milky Way. Scientists say a gas ... Read more...

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Saturn moon may have aliens


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) One of the Saturn's moons may be home to aliens, say scientists.Titan, the largest of the planet's 62 satellites, has all the qualities needed to support ... Read more...

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Hyderabad’s Birla observatory to open for public


November 15th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre, described as India's best amateur observatory, is all set to open for public from Thursday.The observatory at Birla ... Read more...

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Giant asteroid to pass between earth, moon


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-metre-wide asteroid will Tuesday fly past earth, closer to it than the moon's orbit.The asteroid will pose no threat to Earth, NASA says. It ... Read more...

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Galaxies can also be awake or asleep


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Astronomers probing the distant universe have stumbled upon galaxies that are either awake or asleep, actively forming stars or not forming any new stars at all. ... Read more...

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Scientists find galaxy cluster aged 3bn yrs, but still very young


March 10th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): ESO's Very Large Telescope has discovered the most distant mature cluster of galaxies ever found which is three billion years old."We have measured the distance to the most ... Read more...

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Milky Way ‘has 50 billion planets’


February 21st, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have taken the first cosmic census. After the process, the scientists estimate that the Milk Way where planet earth is found has as much as ... 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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Black hole big enough to swallow solar system


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) This black hole is large enough to swallow our entire solar system and weighs as much as 6.8 billion suns.The M87 black hole is the largest such phenomenon ... Read more...

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Remnants of star that exploded more than 13bn yrs ago found


January 6th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the UK and US have found the remnants of a star that exploded more than 13 billion years ago, which they believe was probably one of ... Read more...

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Lunar Eclipse Viewed By Icelanders The Best


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The full lunar eclipse which took place yesterday was seen from some parts of the world while the enthusiasm and excitement of the residents of some ... Read more...

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Skygazers Eagerly Wait For Last Lunar Eclipse Of The Year


December 19th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Skygazers are in for a huge treat in the week ahead as the last lunar eclipse of the year is all set to make its presence ... Read more...

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Earth to have a close encounter with Comet Hartley 2 today


October 20th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The planet is set to have a close shave with a comet that has been very elusive since its discovery in 1986.The Australian astronomer, Malcolm ... Read more...

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20ft wide asteroid to pass within 28,000 miles of Earth today


October 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): NASA has revealed that an asteroid larger than a double-decker bus is to pass within 28,000 miles of Earth on Tuesday, but has no chance of hitting the ... Read more...

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Small asteroid to fly past earth: NASA


October 12th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A small asteroid will fly past earth early Tuesday within the earth-moon system, but with no probability of impacting earth, NASA has said.The asteroid, 2010 TD54, will ... Read more...

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Jupiter, Uranus to shine brightest Tuesday


September 20th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sky gazers are set for a double celestial treat Tuesday when two planets - Jupiter and Uranus - will shine the brightest. Both planets will be ... Read more...

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Asteroids to fly by Earth Wednesday: NASA


September 8th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (DPA) Two asteroids are to zip close by Earth within hours of each other Wednesday, the US space agency said. The asteroids measuring several metres in diameter were discovered Sunday ... Read more...

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‘Mars will be as big as the moon’ hoax is again doing the rounds


August 27th, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mars hoax seems to be coming back on the Internet again.On August 27, 2003 at exactly 9 pm ... Read more...

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Meghalaya gets new tourist attraction - a skywalk


July 16th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Friday added another tourist attraction, a 76 meter tall skywalk atop a seven-storeyed building that will provide visitors a breathtaking view of the beautiful state capital. The skywalk, ... Read more...

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New telescope to search for aliens


June 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): British astronomers have developed a telescope that will be used to search for life in other solar systems.The universities of Portsmouth, Oxford and Southampton have collaborated with other ... Read more...

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Galileo’s fingers, tooth to be on display


June 9th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 9 (IANS/AKI) Two of Galileo Galilei's fingers and a tooth will be among the objects on display at the opening of a museum in Florence named after the 17th century ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking talks about aliens and how to make a time machine


May 5th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has given explicit instructions in an article in the Daily Mail, on how to make a time machine. The article says that, ... Read more...

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Saturn’s Mystery To Be Solved By NASA’s Cassini


April 10th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Apr 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA's Cassini might be the answer to the never solved before mystery of the Saturn rings. The six years of exploration by the spacecraft has ... Read more...

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Mars to be closest, brightest Jan 27


January 25th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Skygazers will get to watch the red planet Mars from close quarters as it comes closest to Earth and shines brightest Jan 27. It will not be ... Read more...

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How NASA can detect near-Earth objects that pose hazard to our planet


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A new report from the National Research Council in the US has laid out options NASA could follow to detect more near-Earth objects (NEOs) - asteroids and comets ... Read more...

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Kanyakumari sees celestial play as moon blocks sun (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), Jan 15 (IANS) Thousands of people in this Tamil Nadu city watched the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium that began at 11.06 a.m. Friday. Scientists and students ... Read more...

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Couple at loggerheads in UK high court over furniture, empty paint pots!


November 20th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A wealthy couple turned to High Court in the UK to decide how to divide the 500,000-pound house they once shared.Robin Williams and her ex-partner Anthony Hull are ... Read more...

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World’s most sensitive astronomical camera developed


September 30th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed the world's most sensitive astronomical camera.The camera was developed by a team of Universite de Montreal researchers In Canada, led by physics ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect distant Jupiter-sized planet eclipsing its host star


September 29th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): Taking the help of a telescope in Florida, astronomers have pinned down the extravagantly unusual orbit of HD 80606b, a Jupiter-sized planet nearly 200 light years away, which ... Read more...

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Amateur astronomer photographs UFO hovering over Devon


September 25th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): A Brit amateur astronomer has managed to photograph what he claims to be a UFO hovering over Devon.Lee Betts, 29, spotted the glowing red shape hovering 1,000ft up ... Read more...

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