Astronomy

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US made the detection on January 4 this year, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:45 PM IST
Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni awarded prestigious Dan David prize for his work in astronomy

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni awarded prestigious Dan David prize for his work in astronomy

Mr Kulkarni, who is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, built the Palomar Transient Factory, with which he conducted a large-area survey of the night sky in search of variable and transient phenomena.

May 18, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Planetary system with deadly host star discovered

Planetary system with deadly host star discovered

The study that was published in the journal “Astronomy and Astrophysics” suggest that this new discovery can provide clues to researchers about how planetary systems evolve over time.

Dec 17, 2016, 23:43 PM IST

New receiver detects weak signals from noise

 Engineers have developed a receiver that can detect a weak, fast and randomly occurring signal.

Dec 12, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

Astronomers uncover evidence of galaxy metamorphosis

From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so, researchers reported on Thursday.

Aug 28, 2015, 02:13 AM IST
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.

Jul 30, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 16:47 PM IST
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.

May 19, 2015, 18:13 PM IST
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.

Apr 16, 2015, 00:48 AM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

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.

Jan 19, 2015, 17:48 PM IST
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.

Dec 18, 2014, 13:25 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2014, 23:36 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2014, 23:35 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2014, 23:34 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

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. 

Dec 02, 2014, 08:55 AM IST

Learning astronomy and astrophysics

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

Aug 26, 2014, 16:14 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2014, 05:17 AM IST

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.

Jan 09, 2014, 15:06 PM IST