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ALMA telescope sizes up Pluto`s orbit

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 09:41

Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto`s orbit precisely, to help with navigation as a US probe nears the planet in 2015.

Astronomers discover type of rocky planet much bigger than Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 05:17

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 radar images show unseen side of moon

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:04

Combined efforts of the two largest radio telescopes of their kind - the National Radio Astronomy Observatory`s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have produced images of Earth`s Moon that reveal more than can be seen with the naked eye.

New superpowered black hole discovered in nearby galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:34

A team of astronomers from Australia and America have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, in nearby galaxy M83.

Why some spiral galaxies are fat and bulging while others are flat discs

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:13

Astronomers have found the reason behind some spiral galaxies being fat and bulging while others being just are flat discs, claiming that it`s all about how fast they spin.

New celestial object blurs line between planets and brown dwarfs

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 15:06

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

Dwarf galaxies could help reveal supermassive black holes` origin

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:31

Astronomers have discovered more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas; this could help resolve the question as to how black holes originated and grew in the early universe.

Fresh supernova dust may help explain early galaxy formation

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:25

Researchers using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have found a recent supernova that is brimming with freshly formed dust.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:20

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:34

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 11:18

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

How binary stars are formed

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 10:39

Scientists, using the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars, which has now provided strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form.