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Odisha`s young astronomers on ISRO expedition

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 19:37

With an objective of providing world class exposure to budding astronomer talents of Odisha, Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra Friday flagged off their expedition to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Bengaluru.

Kerala museum to draw portrait of 16th century astronomer

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 16:22

Kerala State Science and Technology Museum plans to create a portrait of a 16th century astronomer-mathematician, whose pictures are non-existent in history records, with the aid of computer graphics.

Astronomers probing how black holes shape galaxies` development

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 17:52

The scientists studied a galaxy called 4C12.50, nearly 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

Possible `comet of the century` spotted again

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 22:36

MacRobert also notes that the comet was about two magnitudes fainter than predicted when it was last seen in late May before being hidden by the Sun.

Astronomers plan campaign to track ISON comet

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 23:34

Amateur astronomers and scientists plan to launch a nationwide campaign to track the comet ISON, which will appear in the inner solar system for over a month from Nov 28.

Astronomer dismisses December 21 doomsday prophesy

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 13:04

Noted astronomer DP Durai has dismissed the prediction of the world ending on December 21 as a mere rumour, saying next Friday would be like any other day.

Amateur astronomer rediscovers lost asteroid

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 15:07

A potentially hazardous asteroid that was once found but then lost has been rediscovered and its orbit confirmed by a determined amateur astronomer.

US astronomer receives top prize in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:18

Charles L. Bennett, a professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, received the 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize in Beijing.

Earliest spiral galaxy ever seen discovered

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 00:42

Astronomers have for the first time observed a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed.

Scientists will tweet if aliens got in touch

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 17:37

Astronomers who are searching for extraterrestrial lives have said that they would not conceal any information if aliens got in touch and will let us know through Twitter.

Astronomers shed light on early stars in cosmos

Last Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 09:02

After decades of scouring the universe, astronomers finally have found two immense clouds of gas that are pristine free of the metals fired out into the cosmos by stars.

Hawaii astronomer captures image of forming planet

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 16:57

Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a planet being born.