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Galaxy that acts as cosmic magnifying glass discovered

Galaxy that acts as cosmic magnifying glass discovered

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 10:30

Using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.

`Challenges` in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:53

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in H2O, astronomers said today.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:17

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

NASA`s Hubble to begin search for Kuiper Belt object beyond Pluto

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 15:39

The Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015.

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:52

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released a comprehensive picture of the evolving Universe - a glimpse of some 10,000 of the 100 billion galaxies spread across space.

Scientists confirm distant galaxy cluster

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 09:54

Researchers have confirmed the presence of an unusually distant galaxy cluster, JKCS 041.

Jupiter`s Great Red Spot `shrinks` to lowest ever measured

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:33

Jupiter`s trademark Great Red Spot - a swirling anti-cyclonic storm larger than Earth - has shrunk to its smallest size ever measured.

Astronomers using supernovae to measure distant objects

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 21:17

Supernovae or exploding stars observed by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope are providing astronomers a powerful tool to determine the strength of naturally-occurring `cosmic lenses`.

Scientists uncover planetary disks in NASA`s Hubble archive

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:22

Astronomers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.

NASA to take you 10 times farther into our galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 13:14

Applying a novel technique that can yield new insight into dark energy in space, astronomers can now precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away - 10 times farther than previously possible.

24-year-old Hubble now able to measure 10 times furtherer into space

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:01

Astronomers have come with a new use of NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, even though it is 24 years old.

India to launch Astrosat in 2015

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 22:26

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.