Stars

Detection of fast spinning star affirms Indian Nobel laureate's thesis

Detection of fast spinning star affirms Indian Nobel laureate's thesis

Polarised light was detected from Regulus, one of the brightest stars in the night sky, which is in the constellation Leo.

Sep 19, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
Sun-like stars calm down after turbulent youth

Sun-like stars calm down after turbulent youth

From studies of solar X-ray emission, astronomers have determined that the corona is heated by processes related to the interplay of turbulent motions and magnetic fields in the outer layers of a star.

Sep 07, 2017, 19:38 PM IST
This is how stars cause comets to strike Earth! - Read

This is how stars cause comets to strike Earth! - Read

The team predicted that within the next million years between 19 and 24 stars will come within 3.26 light years of the Sun ? close enough to deflect comets from their original paths

Sep 04, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density.

Jul 13, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
NASA's Hubble spots clumps of new stars in lensed galaxy

NASA's Hubble spots clumps of new stars in lensed galaxy

By applying a new computational analysis to a galaxy magnified by a gravitational lens, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble could achieve on its own.

Jul 07, 2017, 09:08 AM IST
Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain stable hydrogen fusion in their core, the hallmark of stars like the Sun.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Infant stars surrounded by life enabling chemicals, say astronomers

Infant stars surrounded by life enabling chemicals, say astronomers

The IRAS 16293-2422 is a multiple protostar system, in a large star-forming region called Rho Ophiuchi in the Serpent Bearer constellation.

Jun 09, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from Bangalore’s Inventure Academy, joins an elite group of people having their names named after stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Jun 08, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

May 25, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
Scientists find solar system 2.0 just 10 light-years away!

Scientists find solar system 2.0 just 10 light-years away!

Researchers said, the solar system is a prime location to research how planets form around stars like our Sun.

May 03, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
NASA's next observatory comes closer to 'reaching the stars'

NASA's next observatory comes closer to 'reaching the stars'

NASA said the Webb telescope will now be shipped to its Johnson Space Centre in Houston for end-to-end optical testing in a vacuum at its extremely cold operating temperatures.

May 02, 2017, 21:59 PM IST
Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes discovered

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes discovered

Such galactic outflows are driven by the huge energy output from the active and turbulent centres of galaxies.

Mar 28, 2017, 21:21 PM IST
Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches - of our galaxy, made up of the most ancient stars.

Mar 25, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!

'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!

Supermassive black holes are millions to billions times more massive than our Sun.

Feb 28, 2017, 00:01 AM IST
Hubble charts road map for NASA probes'' interstellar trip

Hubble charts road map for NASA probes'' interstellar trip

"Hubble gives context to what each Voyager is passing through," said study leader Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, US. 

Jan 07, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Universe may be starting to die, say astronomers

Universe may be starting to die, say astronomers

Astronomers studying more than 200,000 galaxies have found that energy levels are falling and not even half of what it was two billion years ago, signalling an ageing Earth.

Dec 05, 2016, 10:45 AM IST
NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes reveal elusive brown dwarf!

NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes reveal elusive brown dwarf!

Brown dwarfs are thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of Jupiter, NASA said.

Nov 11, 2016, 12:43 PM IST
NASA shares spectacular image of a globular cluster of stars taken by Hubble! - See pic

NASA shares spectacular image of a globular cluster of stars taken by Hubble! - See pic

The Milky Way contains over 150 such clusters.

Oct 29, 2016, 21:44 PM IST
Truth unfolded: Starlight – the key driving force behind all forms of life!

Truth unfolded: Starlight – the key driving force behind all forms of life!

Ultraviolet light from stars drives the formation of chemicals that are precursors to chemicals that we need to make life.

Oct 13, 2016, 19:26 PM IST
Trailing the stars: ISS astronauts capture series of star trails! - See pic

Trailing the stars: ISS astronauts capture series of star trails! - See pic

 It's time to thank your stars, if you're one of those few who have imagined how they would look from space, because astronauts up above have made your wish come true!

Oct 09, 2016, 22:08 PM IST