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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.

Closest `standard candle` supernova of nearby galaxy observed in decades

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:05

Less than 12 million light-years away, the Supernova 2014J in the nearby galaxy M82, which exploded on January 14, 2014, was the closest "standard candle" supernova in 42 years.

Hubble clicks pic of mysteriously disintegrating asteroid

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 12:03

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has clicked the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces.

NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 14:21

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.

NASA probe gets 360-degree view of Saturn`s auroras

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:44

NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles.

Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 03:14

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said Monday.

Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 13:31

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website,

Mystery of ultra-compact, burned-out galaxies solved

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 11:37

Astronomers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope and Europe`s Herschel Space Observatory have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of compact elliptical galaxies, which erupted and burned out when the universe was only 3 billion years old.

NASA launches newest communication satellite

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:12

NASA`s super-high-flying fleet of communication satellites just got bigger. An unmanned rocket blasted into a chilly, clear sky last night carrying the latest, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.

Get ready for biggest light show in the sky

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 04:28

The NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has focused its eyes on a dying star that is about to self destruct as a blazing supernova any day now.