telescopes

Low-cost tech allowing telescopes on Earth to better observe exoplanets developed

Low-cost tech allowing telescopes on Earth to better observe exoplanets developed

With the new attachment, ground-based telescopes can produce measurements of light intensity that rival the highest quality photometric observations from space.

Oct 09, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Supermoon: How to watch today's historic full moon at Nehru Planetarium!

Supermoon: How to watch today's historic full moon at Nehru Planetarium!

The event to view the biggest and brightest moon since 1948 starts after 8 p.m. on Monday, and will be open for people from sunset to 10 pm on Tuesday.

Nov 14, 2016, 14:57 PM IST
Large-scale simulation shows existence of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe

Large-scale simulation shows existence of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe

Thanks to a new, large-scale computer simulation, scientist now have theoretical evidence that large disk galaxies, similar to Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe.

Aug 07, 2015, 00:08 AM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

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.

Jan 04, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

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.

Dec 22, 2014, 16:07 PM IST
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.

Oct 06, 2014, 17:33 PM IST

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.

Jun 24, 2014, 21:35 PM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2014, 18:45 PM IST

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.

Nov 14, 2013, 22:45 PM IST

Looking through telescopes, lenses with more clarity

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

May 18, 2011, 14:52 PM IST

Looking through telescopes, lenses with more clarity

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

May 18, 2011, 14:52 PM IST