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Three exoplanets nearly dry

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:32

In a significant discovery using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers, including an Indian-origin researcher, who went looking for water vapour in three exoplanets orbiting stars similar to our sun have come up nearly dry.

`Challenges` in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:53

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in H2O, astronomers said today.

Mysterious cosmic radio-burst detected

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:25

Using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, astronomers have discovered a split-second burst of radio waves, providing important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

Astronomers discover seven new dwarf galaxies

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:36

Astronomers in the US have discovered seven new dwarf galaxies using a new `homemade` telescope.

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:52

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released a comprehensive picture of the evolving Universe - a glimpse of some 10,000 of the 100 billion galaxies spread across space.

Astronomers say hello to `vintage` spacecraft lost 35 years ago

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 17:15

A `vintage` sun explorer NASA spacecraft lost in space early in 1980s has now been established contact with by a group of private space science enthusiasts.

Why giant elliptical galaxies have few young stars

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:40

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has shed light on the mystery over why giant elliptical galaxies have few, if any, young stars.

Big Bang signal too weak to be significant: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 19:58

The signal of Big Bang ripples announced in March this year was too weak to be significant, two separate analyses say, suggesting the astronomers had jumped the gun.

South African astronomers discover stars in galactic flare

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 06:04

South African astronomers have discovered the very first known stars in the flared disk of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Astronomers using supernovae to measure distant objects

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 21:17

Supernovae or exploding stars observed by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope are providing astronomers a powerful tool to determine the strength of naturally-occurring `cosmic lenses`.

Astronomers discover fossil galaxy revealing early universe facts

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 10:20

Astronomers have discovered a new galaxy called as ``fossil galaxy`` which is believed to be a left over from the early universe.

Astronomers optimistic about finding extraterrestrial life soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:30

Astronomers are confident that it`s just a matter of time before extraterrestrial life is found.