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Rowling, Malala, Usain Bolt picked out in constellations

Rowling, Malala, Usain Bolt picked out in constellations

The new constellations based on modern day inspirational figures were created in a bid to get more children looking up to the stars and interested in the universe.

Dec 13, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
There's a star in the universe that won't stop shinning, claim astronomers

There's a star in the universe that won't stop shinning, claim astronomers

The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, have been observed in the thousands and in all cases, they marked the death of a star.
 

Nov 09, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Astronomers detect cold dust around Earth's nearest star

Astronomers detect cold dust around Earth's nearest star

The new observations reveal emission from clouds of cold cosmic dust surrounding the star.

Nov 04, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Seven moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place

Seven moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring.
 

Oct 18, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
This star swallowed its own planets

This star swallowed its own planets

Dubbed Kronos after the child-eating Titan of Greek mythology, the star is the clearest and most dramatic case yet of a Sun-like star consuming its own planets

Oct 13, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

It was discovered lurking in a toxic gas cloud near the heart of the Milky Way.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
We bet you wouldn't have seen a star so closely before – Watch this video

We bet you wouldn't have seen a star so closely before – Watch this video

They have also made the first two-dimensional map of the velocities of material in the atmosphere of a star beyond the Sun, revealing unexpected turbulence in the red supergiant star Antares's huge extended atmosphere.

Aug 24, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

The team also discovered a relatively sparse region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics from early in solar system history. 

Aug 04, 2017, 19:08 PM IST
Astronomers detect large quantity of methanol around Saturn's moon Enceladus

Astronomers detect large quantity of methanol around Saturn's moon Enceladus

Enceladus`s plumes are thought to originate in water escaping from a subsurface ocean through cracks in the moon`s icy surface. Eventually these plumes feed into Saturn`s second-outermost ring, the E-ring.

Jul 05, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
In a first, astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes

In a first, astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes

Last year, an international team of researchers detected the existence of gravitational waves, confirming German physicist Albert Einstein's 100-year-old prediction and astonishing the scientific community.

Jun 28, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Astronomers discover huge 'dead' disk-shaped galaxy

Astronomers discover huge 'dead' disk-shaped galaxy

The discovery challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, researchers said.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
Infant stars surrounded by life enabling chemicals, say astronomers

Infant stars surrounded by life enabling chemicals, say astronomers

The IRAS 16293-2422 is a multiple protostar system, in a large star-forming region called Rho Ophiuchi in the Serpent Bearer constellation.

Jun 09, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Astronomers use Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to measure mass of star

Astronomers use Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to measure mass of star

Researchers measured the mass of a white dwarf star by analysing how much it bent the light of a more distant star, just as Einstein asserted could be done more than a century ago, as per Efe news report.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:48 PM IST
Astronomers discover cold brown dwarf near our solar system

Astronomers discover cold brown dwarf near our solar system

A brown dwarf, which is a little more than 100 light years away from the Sun was discovered by astronomers with the help of a new citizen-science tool.

Jun 03, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

May 25, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
Astronomers come up with the largest map of universe

Astronomers come up with the largest map of universe

Quasars are the incredibly bright and distant points of light powered by super-massive black holes

May 21, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

May 13, 2017, 00:51 AM IST
Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Earlier, astronomers have discovered a number of nearby exoplanets - or planets outside our solar system - that could harbour life like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Apr 20, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:13 PM IST