Globular clusters could be factories of binary black holes
Globular clusters could be factories of binary black holes

Astronomers have detected dense star clusters that they claim could be the factories of binary black holes.

Senegal`s reformers call for science to fix Ramadan dates

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan unites the Islamic world in a devotional act of fasting from sunrise to sunset -- but in Senegal its approach brings divisive arguments over the moon.

India's dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT fully assembled
India's dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT fully assembled

Scheduled to be launched later this year, ASTROSAT, the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying distant celestial objects is now fully assembled, ISRO said Tuesday.

How finger-like structures seen in Saturn's moon Enceladus vicinity formed
How finger-like structures seen in Saturn's moon Enceladus vicinity formed

A new study has revealed that long, tendril-like structures seen in the vicinity of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus originated directly from geysers erupting from its south polar region surface.

Chile to host 70 percent of world's astronomical infrastructure by 2020

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that by 2020 Chile should host about 70 percent of the global astronomical infrastructure.

Why US observatory, pundit can give astronomical predictions: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the next door pundit can give astronomical predictions and one need not depend on US observatories, emphasising on contributions of ancient Indian knowledge.

Stars in middle-aged clusters may be of same age
Stars in middle-aged clusters may be of same age

A new study has recently revealed that stars in the large middle-aged clusters at least, appear to be of similar age.

Ramayana, reality or myth: Watch Lord Shri Ram's time machine test-Part 4

Ramayana, reality or myth? Watch this video to unravel one of the unsolved mysteries, Lord Ram and the question of his existence.

Ramayana, reality or myth: Watch Lord Shri Ram's time machine test-Part 3

Ramayana, reality or myth? Watch this video to unravel one of the unsolved mysteries, Lord Ram and the question of his existence.

Ramayana, reality or myth: Watch Lord Shri Ram's time machine test-Part 2

Ramayana, reality or myth? Watch this video to unravel one of the unsolved mysteries, Lord Ram and the question of his existence.

Ramayana, reality or myth: Watch Lord Shri Ram's time machine test

Ramayana, reality or myth? Watch this video to unravel one of the unsolved mysteries, Lord Ram and the question of his existence.

Short astronomy course at Birla Institute

For those seeking a more in-depth examination of space topics, M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research is conducting a course in Astronomy and Astrophysics. 

Learning astronomy and astrophysics

Interested in understanding of space topics? Then take up a course in Astronomy and Astrophysics says Patricia Mascarenhas

Astronomers discover type of rocky planet much bigger than Earth

Astronomers have discovered a new type of rocky planet beyond the solar system that weighs more than 17 times as much as Earth while being just over twice the size, scientists said on Monday.

New celestial object blurs line between planets and brown dwarfs

A new celestial object, located nearly 500 light years away from the Sun, has challenged traditional understandings about how planets and stars form.

Semi-analytical model created to help explain `puzzling` triple-star system

Scientists have developed a semi-analytical model, which could help resolve the puzzling formation of this exotic triple-star system.

Year`s first asteroid to hit Earth almost went unnoticed

2014 AA is only the second incoming object astronomers have tracked this year before it hits our planet, and they almost missed it.

Quadrantid meteor shower to dazzle night skies tonight

Quadrantids, which are known for producing lots of bright fireballs in the night sky, visits every New Year, Cnet reported.

Geminid meteor shower to peak on Dec 13

Geminid meteor shower will be at their best after dark on Friday, December 13 and before dawn on Saturday, December 14, according to reports.

Pioneering Indian astronomer welcomes India`s telescope quest

An expat Indian astronomer in Texas, who was one of the first humans to glimpse the Universe`s most distant galaxy, is hopeful about the future of science in India and about India pitching in to build the world`s largest telescope.