Helium

Just found! Huge stash of ancient Helium in Africa's rift valley

Just found! Huge stash of ancient Helium in Africa's rift valley

It is rare on Earth but found in abundance in universe. Recently British scientists have discovered huge deposits of Helium (He) gas reserve in Tanzania, using a new exploration method that spells good news for the future.

Jun 28, 2016, 09:28 AM IST
NASA's Hubble discovers 'little gem in space'- planetary nebula NGC 6818

NASA's Hubble discovers 'little gem in space'- planetary nebula NGC 6818

 NASA's Hubble telescope has stumbled upon a little colourful gem nebula - an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.

Aug 10, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Neptune-size planets with 'clouds of helium' may be common in our galaxy

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, as per new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Jun 12, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

Apr 29, 2015, 12:44 PM IST
Big Bang's 'lithium mystery' remains a mystery

Big Bang's 'lithium mystery' remains a mystery

Scientists have revealed that astrophysics are still clueless about the quantities of lithium predicted to have resulted from the Big Bang which were not found to be actually present in stars, known as the "lithium problem".

Aug 28, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

Helium wasted on party balloons: Experts

Scientists have warned their experiments are at risk from a shortage of Helium because the gas is being wasted on party balloons.

Mar 22, 2012, 22:32 PM IST

Helium-3 on Moon may provide millions of tons of N-energy

After circling the Moon for nearly 18 months, China’s Chang’e 1 spacecraft has successfully achieved four scientific targets that include detection of helium-3, a crucial element for nuclear fusion.

Aug 15, 2009, 18:28 PM IST