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ECIL completes field trials of giant Gamma-ray telescope

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:35

A giant Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) Gamma-ray telescope, being developed and manufactured by Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), has successfully undergone all the field trials, its manufacturer said here today.

Light from star explosion 12 bn years ago detected

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 21:58

In what could provide new insight into the structure of the early universe, light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - was recently seen reaching earth.

Gamma ray emissions may hint at elusive dark matter

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:37

A new research of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter - an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.

Dark matter annihilation may be possible

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:22

Researchers have claimed that gamma-ray photons observed from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility of dark matter annihilation.

First ever gamma-ray study of gravitational lens conducted

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:18

Astronomers using NASA`s Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens - a natural telescope formed when a rare cosmic alignment allows the gravity of a massive object to bend and amplify light from a more distant source.

Earth far from being fried by gamma ray burst, say researchers

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 09:50

Researchers have revealed that the chances of Earth being fried by a largest gamma ray burst are exceedingly rare.

Astronomers glimpse infrastructure of Gamma-ray burst jets

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 16:06

Astronomers have used observations from a novel instrument to look at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe.

Gamma-ray burst breaks record for biggest cosmic explosion

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:16

Cosmic explosion caused by the death of a star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world after it occurred in April.

NASA`s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope set to study high-energy cosmos

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 12:34

One of Fermi`s most striking results so far was the discovery of giant bubbles extending more than 25,000 light-years above and below the plane of our galaxy.

Mystery behind fireball after gamma ray burst revealed

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 16:13

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered that short-duration gamma ray bursts are produced by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects.

World`s largest gamma-ray telescope to be built in Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:19

Astrophysicists from the Irkutsk State University here have begun the construction of the world`s largest gamma-ray telescope Tunka-HiSCORE.

Earth`s gold may have originated from colliding dead stars

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 09:46

Unlike elements like carbon or iron, gold cannot be created within a star instead it can only be formed by a cataclysmic event.