Celestial bodies

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

SOFIA’s instruments observe infrared energy - one part of the electromagnetic spectrum which includes visible light, x-rays, radio waves and others.

Feb 22, 2016, 12:37 PM IST
Picture: A first look at Crab Nebula captured by India's Astrosat

Picture: A first look at Crab Nebula captured by India's Astrosat

ISRO tweeted the enthralling blue picture of the Nebula on its official Twitter page.

Oct 19, 2015, 18:37 PM IST
Astrosat: Five key points you need to know about the mission

Astrosat: Five key points you need to know about the mission

Taking another step forward in the country's rapidly growing space programme, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched its Astrosat, India's first space observatory into the orbit.

Sep 28, 2015, 12:45 PM IST
India to launch first space observatory Astrosat on September 28

India to launch first space observatory Astrosat on September 28

Indian space agency ISRO is all set to launch its first space observatory 'Astrosat' aimed at studying celestial bodies on board a PSLV rocket on September 28.

Sep 21, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

India to launch Astrosat in 2015

After the successful launch of Mars Orbiter and two navigation satellites, India is developing an astronomical satellite- Astrosat. This satellite will be used to study stars and other celestial bodies and is expected to launch in 2015.

Apr 04, 2014, 22:26 PM IST

Delhi`s stargazers to watch skies during Earth hour

Stargazers in the capital will Saturday get a chance to observe celestial bodies in a sky free from light pollution as the city will turn off its lights to mark the Earth Hour 2012 beginning 8:30 p.m.

Mar 30, 2012, 20:42 PM IST