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Scientists capture star’s ’screams’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The "screams" of a dying star have been recorded by scientists for the very first time, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.The star let out periodic bursts ... Read more...

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Ramadan likely to begin July 21: Official


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Most Islamic countries may begin the holy month of Ramadan July 21, after the sighting of the crescent moon, the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) ... Read more...

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Chennai watches transit of Venus


June 6th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) The passage of planet Venus across the face of Sun is once in a life time celestial event and many viewed it here, an official said ... Read more...

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Delhi’s stargazers to watch skies during Earth hour Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Stargazers in the capital will Saturday get a chance to observe celestial bodies in a sky free from light pollution as the city will turn ... 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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Mars to be closest to Earth on March 5


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Watch out for Mars shining brightly in the sky around midnight Monday, as the red planet will be closest to the Earth.Nowadays, you can see ... Read more...

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Star gazers catch glimpse of year’s last lunar eclipse


December 11th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Star gazers of the capital pointed their telescopes towards the moon as it turned crimson, marking the beginning of the last and the longest total ... Read more...

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Total lunar eclipse on Saturday


December 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With the year's last lunar eclipse on Saturday, and the next only after three years, citizens can look forward to a view of the moon ... Read more...

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Mexico breaks record for most telescopes pointed at moon


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican hobbyists and astronomers broke their own Guinness record by using a total of 2,753 telescopes all around the country to simultaneously observe the moon, ... Read more...

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Delhiites set to witness darkest lunar eclipse


June 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Some will visit the Nehru Planetarium while others will arm themselves with telescopes and take their places on their terraces -- Delhiites are all set ... Read more...

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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...

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Best views of ’shooting stars’ expected over the next two days


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Skywatchers are expecting to get the best views of the "shooting stars" over the next two days, when the Lyrid meteor shower reaches its peak.Between 10 and 20 ... Read more...

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Red, green and blue colours are best to find Earth-like planets


February 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found that red, green and blue coloured filters are the best to spot a planet that looks like Earth.Scientists used the mothership of ... Read more...

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Supercomputer to unravel mystery of creation


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have unveiled a new supercomputer to reveal secrets of how the universe originated. SCIAMA, backed by the power of 1,000 desktops, has been installed at the University ... 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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Scientists discover planets around elderly binary star


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a planetary system consisting of at least two massive Jupiter-like planets orbiting the extremely close binary star system NN Serpentis.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Revamped Nehru Planetarium gears up for Games visitors


October 1st, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) After a major overhaul, the Nehru Planetarium in the capital was reopened Friday for visitors.The planetarium, providing astronomy education to children, now welcomes visitors with modern projection ... Read more...

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Day and night to be equal Thursday


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Day and night will be of equal duration Thursday, marking the beginning of autumn in northern hemisphere. During an autumnal equinox, the sun shines directly overhead ... Read more...

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Water presence on Moon may hamper plans for lunar astronomy


September 21st, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Space scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences are concerned that the recent discovery of water on the moon could hamper lunar astronomy.They said that the scattering caused ... Read more...

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Asteroids 2010 RF12 & 2010 RX30 Both Pass Relatively Close to Earth Today


September 9th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two small asteroids who are on totally different orbits will have passed between the moon and the earth today (Wednesday) with one passing by early this morning and ... Read more...

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Jupiter under ‘asteroid’ attack for 3rd time in 13 months


August 24th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Two Japanese amateur astronomers have discovered a comet or asteroid strike on Jupiter -the third time the giant planet has been bombarded in 13 months.The observations show that ... Read more...

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Chinese astronomer predicts appearance of UFO in 2011


August 3rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Unidentified flying objects (UFO) may appear in 2011 or 2012, a Chinese astronomer has predicted. Wang Sichao, an astronomy and minor planet scholar, made the forecast under recently-heated speculations ... Read more...

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Research reduces odds of Earth being hit by asteroids by 10-fold


July 26th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): The risk of being hit by an asteroid is 10 times less than it was, thanks to a NASA initiative that has increased researchers' knowledge about these flying ... Read more...

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Now, iHand to end iPhone 4’s ‘death grip woes’


July 10th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 10 (ANI): Even as Apple is busy looking for a solution to iPhone 4's signal problems, the technology world has found a way out - the iHand.According to Scoopertino, ... 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 find ‘defiant’ new supernova


May 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a supernova whose origin cannot be explained by any previously known mechanism and which promises exciting new insights into stellar explosions.SN2005E was first spotted ... Read more...

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Telescope discovers hole in space


May 12th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A part of the Universe thought to be packed with a cloud of dense gas and dust has turned out to be a giant hole in ... Read more...

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Telescope Detects Unanticipated New Hole In Space


May 12th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A gigantic and new hole in space has been unearthed all of a sudden. It has been discovered in a component of the universe ... Read more...

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The ‘Cassini’ Spacecraft May Supply Responses To The Mystery Of Saturn’s Rings


April 7th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The rings of Saturn have been recognized since telescopes commenced staring at the heavens. Galileo initially detected them in 1610. Since that time, the astronomers ... Read more...

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Drake wants to create off-world listening post to listen for alien messages


February 19th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Frank Drake, the founder of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), has proposed sending a spacecraft to planets orbiting distant stars to overhear alien communications, which would be ... Read more...

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Why fewer stars are born today than in the early universe


February 13th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): University of Arizona (UA) astronomers have helped solve why fewer stars are born today than in the early universe, a mystery that has long puzzled scientists."We have known ... Read more...

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Indian youth defy superstition, eat during eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 15 (IANS) Hundreds of young Indians in this IT capital defied superstition and treated themselves to a sumptuous lunch during the millennium's longest annular eclipse Friday. The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (JNP) ... Read more...

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Special goggles, telescopes - Lucknow set for solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientific institutions and schools in Lucknow have made elaborate arrangements - from acquiring special goggles to installing telescopes - for people to watch the annular solar eclipse Friday. The ... Read more...

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American astronomer chasing his 50th solar eclipse (With Image)


January 13th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) He has not missed any major eclipse in five decades. Jay Pasachoff, a 66-year-old American astronomer, travels across the globe chasing the best views of ... Read more...

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‘World forest observatory’ needed to cut deforestation rates, say scientists


December 1st, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 1 (ANI): A research by scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, has determined that a world forest observatory is needed to monitor the commitments that will be made ... Read more...

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