Chile to host 70 percent of world's astronomical infrastructure by 2020

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that by 2020 Chile should host about 70 percent of the global astronomical infrastructure.

The Big Bang theory to be probed from Antarctica

A set of six telescopes collectively known as Spider - Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Re-ionization - will circle Antarctica in a bid to observe a haze of faint, radio microwaves that envelops space.

Solar wind may predict earth-bound meteoroids

 Space rocks heading towards the Earth that often go undetected by telescopes could potentially be identified by spotting changes in solar wind, streams of plasma, and particles spewing from the sun, a new research has suggested.

India among five nations to build world's biggest telescope
India among five nations to build world's biggest telescope

India, along with four other countries, will Tuesday start work to build the world's biggest telescope in Hawaii Island, the media here reported Monday.

ECIL completes field trials of giant Gamma-ray telescope

A giant Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) Gamma-ray telescope, being developed and manufactured by Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), has successfully undergone all the field trials, its manufacturer said here today.

US to offload 10 telescopes, astronomers worried

The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent US government agency responsible to promote science and engineering - is looking for partners to take over its share of operations for 10 telescopes.

Ethiopia is newest hub of African aspirations in space

The Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS), which has been installing the two telescopes, each of one-metre diameter, at an elevated point over 20 km from the capital Addis Ababa, is at the forefront of this programme.

Looking through telescopes, lenses with more clarity

Aerogels are among the most versatile materials available for technical applications.