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Students measure Earth on first day of spring

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:06

School students in the national capital marked vernal equinox or the first day of spring by measuring the dimensions of Earth at the astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar.

Location of massive black holes discovered

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 00:02

A research team has discovered that the more massive black holes tend to be located in galactic environments with higher density, thus indicating that galaxies in a dense area often merge together, causing the growth of massive black holes.

Asteroid could make a flyby at 8,600 km from Earth in 2026

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 09:55

A celestial body 20 metres in diameter will pass dangerously close -- 8,620 km -- to the Earth`s surface in 13 years, an Italian astronomer has said.

`Oldest galaxy` in universe discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 08:53

A team of Japanese astronomers in Hawaii claim to have found the oldest galaxy, a discovery that is competing with other “earliest galaxy” findings.

Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 14:21

A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory.