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 Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists, for the first time, have been able to measure the amount of dark matter the Universe has lost since the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.

Dec 31, 2016, 08:24 AM IST
Indian origin astronomer-led team spots mid-size black hole

Indian origin astronomer-led team spots mid-size black hole

In a first, a team including an Indian-origin astronomer has found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole about 5,000 times the mass of the Sun.

Sep 22, 2015, 11:33 AM IST
Now, asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai!

Now, asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai!

NASA astronomer has named an asteroid after the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai.

Apr 11, 2015, 09:28 AM IST
How life on earth evolved from stardust

How life on earth evolved from stardust

Scientists have tried to explain how the big bang and explosion of stars created life on Earth.

Nov 04, 2014, 14:51 PM IST

Odisha`s young astronomers on ISRO expedition

With an objective of providing world class exposure to budding astronomer talents of Odisha, Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra Friday flagged off their expedition to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Bengaluru.

May 02, 2014, 19:37 PM IST

Kerala museum to draw portrait of 16th century astronomer

Kerala State Science and Technology Museum plans to create a portrait of a 16th century astronomer-mathematician, whose pictures are non-existent in history records, with the aid of computer graphics.

Mar 04, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

What makes galaxies keep on producing stars?

Scientists have tried to study what kept the galaxy going all this while after making stars for the last 8 billion years.

Nov 26, 2013, 20:41 PM IST

Astronomers probing how black holes shape galaxies` development

The scientists studied a galaxy called 4C12.50, nearly 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

Sep 06, 2013, 17:52 PM IST

Astronomers plan campaign to track ISON comet

Amateur astronomers and scientists plan to launch a nationwide campaign to track the comet ISON, which will appear in the inner solar system for over a month from Nov 28.

Aug 19, 2013, 23:34 PM IST

Earliest spiral galaxy ever seen discovered

Astronomers have for the first time observed a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed.

Jul 20, 2012, 00:42 AM IST

Astronomers shed light on early stars in cosmos

After decades of scouring the universe, astronomers finally have found two immense clouds of gas that are pristine free of the metals fired out into the cosmos by stars.

Nov 11, 2011, 09:02 AM IST

Water on Earth originated from comets?

Astronomers have for the first time found water on a comet containing the chemical signature that is similar to Earth`s oceans.

Oct 06, 2011, 18:40 PM IST

Astronomers crack `Fried Egg Nebula`

Scientists have for the first time captured images of one of the brightest stars in the infrared sky surrounded by a huge dusty double shell - thanks to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Sep 28, 2011, 11:31 AM IST

Hot new planet could be in habitable zone... barely

Astronomers believe they have found a second planet outside our solar system that seems to be in the right zone for life, just barely.

Sep 13, 2011, 09:17 AM IST

Astronomers find diamond-studded planet

Astronomers led by an Indian American have discovered a giant planet rich in carbon.

Dec 09, 2010, 10:19 AM IST

Aliens may be using thinking robots, astronomer says

Aliens could be operating through sentient robots, a leading astronomer has
said.

Aug 24, 2010, 20:22 PM IST

Amateur astronomer spots another Jupiter strike

Jupiter has gotten whacked again.

Jun 04, 2010, 17:49 PM IST

Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero

The 16th-century astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, was recently reburied by Polish priests as a hero.

May 25, 2010, 09:42 AM IST

Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero in Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday.

May 24, 2010, 09:42 AM IST

Astronomers discover 33 pairs of waltzing black holes

A team of astronomers has announced that they have discovered 33 pairs of waltzing black holes in distant galaxies.

Jan 05, 2010, 14:11 PM IST