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ECIL completes field trials of giant Gamma-ray telescope

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:35

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.

Coldest star in space discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 17:10

Imagine a star as frosty as the earth`s North Pole!

US to offload 10 telescopes, astronomers worried

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 18:45

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.

New technique to measure mass of exoplanets

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 20:16

MIT scientists have developed a new technique to measure the mass of exoplanets, which can help determine if any of these far-off worlds are habitable.

Asteroid to make close flyby of Earth on Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 18:07

An asteroid the size of a city block, will make its closest approach to Earth on Saturday, March 9th, less than 7 days after it was discovered, it has been revealed.

Most distant galaxy ever seen spotted

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 19:28

The combined power of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, has lead to the discovery of what could be considered as the most distant galaxy ever seen.

Second member of rare breed of dead spinning star found

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 14:36

An armada of space-based X-ray telescopes, including ESA’s XMM-Newton, has helped identify a second member of a rare breed of dead, spinning star.

Dark heart of cosmic collision revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 18:55

Observations from two of European Space Agency’s space telescopes have been combined to create a multi-wavelength view of violent events taking place within the giant galaxy Centaurus A.

18th-century bone telescopes discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 17:10

Ranging in length from roughly three to five inches, the telescopes -- discovered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – were made using cattle metatarsal bone.

Most distant galaxy produces 100 suns per year

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 10:40

Astronomers have discovered that one of the most distant galaxies known is churning out stars at a shockingly high rate.

Looking through telescopes, lenses with more clarity

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 14:52

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