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