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Venus` atmospheric waves decoded for the first time

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:45

A new research has identified the nature of atmospheric waves of the planet Venus for the first time.

New calculation methods to find atomic properties

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:10

By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists have developed a tool that allows them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy. The technique could also be used to determine a host of other atomic properties important in fields like nuclear medicine and astrophysics.

First standardised way to measure stars

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:34

The same way we need values to measure everything from temperature to time, astronomers have now developed a new stellar scale as a "ruler" to help them classify and compare data on star discoveries.

55-yr-old `Dark side of the Moon` mystery solved

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:56

The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck the Earth-facing side of the Moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria.

New simulations provide clues to galaxies` mass

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 09:58

A new set of simulations have revealed that the energy released by individual stars within galaxies can have a substantial effect on where matter is located in the universe.

How dust affects light reaching us from stars

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:21

Researchers have showed that the laws used since 1989 to calculate the extinction of light produced by dust had serious limitations.

Scientists reconstruct evolutionary history of Milky Way galaxy

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:49

A team of researchers have found a way to reconstruct the evolutionary history of our galaxy, the Milky Way, to a new level of detail.

Newly discovered galaxy puzzles astronomers

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 18:18

Researchers are puzzled over their new discovery of Himiko, which is an enormous galaxy, with a hot glowing gaseous halo extending over 55,000 light-years.

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.

`Super-Earths` have Earth-like climate, life next?

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:27

Super-Earths or massive terrestrial planets dotting our galaxy the Milky Way, may haveEmore earth-like climate then scientists have ever thought.

Earth`s `gaseous twin` discovered 200 light years away

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 12:20

Scientists have come across a new planet, considered Earth`s `twin`, in another solar system that is located 200 light years away.

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.