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Sun emits M7-class solar flare

Sun emits M7-class solar flare

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 09:49

Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, which peaked at 9:03 EDT, on April 18.

Don`t miss the rare `Blood Moon` Lunar Eclipse tonight

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:33

Direct your eyes towards the sky because if you are lucky,you can get to witness the natural world’s most spectacular display: a total lunar eclipse.

More than 150,000 killed in Syria conflict: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 20:22

More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released on Tuesday.

Asteroids can have celestial rings too

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 22:31

In a surprising find that indicates that rings surrounding planets may be a more common feature than previously thought, astronomers have now discovered rings around an asteroid-like body whose orbit is between those of Saturn and Uranus.

Automated Planet Finder finds two new planetary systems

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:16

Lick Observatory`s newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has discovered two new planetary systems, in its first months of operation.

Students measure Earth on first day of spring

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:06

School students in the national capital marked vernal equinox or the first day of spring by measuring the dimensions of Earth at the astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar.

Scientists complete largest survey of cosmic dust in local galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:27

Scientists have used data from ESA `s Herschel space observatory to complete the largest census of dust in local galaxies.

New Age snow-measuring satellite set for launch

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 21:36

Scientists are eagerly awaiting the launch of a joint US-Japan satellite mission that should provide the most detailed global measurements yet of rain and snow.

Sun unleashes massive solar flare, biggest of 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:38

The sun emitted a huge solar flare on February 24.

Five dead in car bomb at Turkey-Syria border post: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:23

At least five people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a border crossing between Syria and Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

NASA`s NuSTAR reveals mystery of how stars explode

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 15:52

Astronomers - with the help of NASA`s, high-energy X-ray observatory,NuSTAR - have finally unravelled one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, of how stars blow up in supernova explosions.

ESA to launch its space-based observatory PLATO to hunt planets by 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:23

A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA`s third medium-class science mission, and is planned for launch by 2024.