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Planet found floating without star in space

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:36

Astronomers said they have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star.

Intergalactic magnifying glasses could help map galaxy centers

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 12:40

A team of astronomers may have discovered a new way through which they can map quasars - the energetic and luminous central regions which are often found in distant galaxies.

Comet PanSTARRS finally emerges in western sky

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:18

Stargazers can get a glimpse of a one-time-only visitor- Comet PanSTARRS - in the dark western sky this week

Beware! Bright comet could damage your eyes

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:30

Comet Pan-Starrs, which is making a rare visit to the inner solar system in the middle of this week, and will fly past the sun, could pose danger to the eyes of astronomers, experts have warned.

Rare `young-looking` supernova found in old galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 10:26

Using the Pan-STARRS telescope on Haleakala, astronomers have found a young-looking supernova on the outskirts of a bright elliptical galaxy.

Comet Pan-STARRS streaks across Southern skies

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 09:10

Called Pan-STARRS, the comet passed within 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) of Earth on Tuesday.

Rare comet to light up evening sky this month

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 09:04

A comet with a glowing tail will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month, experts have revealed.

Asteroid hurtles past Earth

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 20:40

Earth had a near miss from an 150-foot asteroid that was detected only two weeks ago, it was revealed Monday.

First potentially hazardous asteroid discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 18:22

Pan-STARRS has found an asteroid that will come within 4 mn miles of Earth in mid-October.