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Venus-Jupiter conjunction on August 27: Viewing tips! (Watch)

Venus-Jupiter conjunction on August 27: Viewing tips! (Watch)

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular celestial show this weekend, the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

The Red Planet will be about 46.8 million miles away from the Earth, its closest distance since November 2005.

Mercury to make rare transit across the Sun today: How to watch it safely!

Mercury to make rare transit across the Sun today: How to watch it safely!

Mercury will begin its transit at 7:12 am EST (4:42 pm, India time) today and take about 7.5 hours to fully cross the face of the sun.

World's largest telescope may be set up in Ladakh

World's largest telescope may be set up in Ladakh

India is a 10 per cent partner in the TMT project, which includes China, Japan, Canada and the US.

PM Modi, Belgian PM jointly launch Asia's biggest telescope in Brussels- Watch!

PM Modi, Belgian PM jointly launch Asia's biggest telescope in Brussels- Watch!

ARIES, the largest optical telescope of its kind in Asia, is a product of Indo-Belgian collaboration. 

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

SOFIA’s instruments observe infrared energy - one part of the electromagnetic spectrum which includes visible light, x-rays, radio waves and others.

Space lovers, you can now see black hole with naked eyes!

Space lovers, you can now see black hole with naked eyes!

Have black holes always fascinated you? Well, all you need is a 20 cm telescope to observe a nearby active black hole.

NASA shares image of Mauna Kea volcano from space – See pic

NASA shares image of Mauna Kea volcano from space – See pic

US space agency NASA has shared an image of the aerial view of the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii Island.

China building telescope with dish size of 30 football fields

 China is building the world's largest radio telescope whose dish size will be equivalent to 30 football fields.

Scientists discover 5 billion light-years away galaxy

Scientists discover 5 billion light-years away galaxy

Scientists in Australia have discovered a galaxy as far as 5 billion light-years away by using a new hi tech radio telescope.

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found.

Decades old 'alien signals' turnout to be kitchen microwave pulses!

While the astronomers at the Parkes observatory in New South Wales spent years figuring out the mysterious signals their telescope picked, it turns out it was their staff kitchen microwave that was sending them.

Signals puzzling scientists for 17 years came from microwave oven

 The source of mysterious signals that left astronomers at Australia's most famous radio telescope scratching their heads for 17 years has finally been found - and it's a microwave oven!

Pune-based telescope captures pulsar formation

In a remarkable discovery, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) located at Khodad town, nearly 80 km from Pune, has captured a phenomenal image of pulsar formation some 4,500 light years away from Earth.

New instrument to hunt for aliens using infrared light

New instrument to hunt for aliens using infrared light

Could aliens be transmitting infrared beacons? If so a new instrument can detect them!

First phase design complete for world's largest telescope project

Design for the first phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has been completed, bringing the world's largest radio telescope project one step closer to completion, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

'Smartest person alive' Stephen Hawking now becomes astrophotographer

'Smartest person alive' Stephen Hawking now becomes astrophotographer

Stephen Hawking, who is widely thought to be the smartest person alive, has now become the astrophotographer too as he recently captured beautiful cosmic photos with his new telescope.

'Super telescope' to improve space weather forecasts

To be launched in 2019, the world's biggest solar telescope based in Hawaii would significantly improve the forecasting of space weather hazards, say researchers from the University of Sheffield in Britain.

Supermassive black hole spotted choking while eating star

Supermassive black hole spotted choking while eating star

Astronomers have recently revealed that they have probably witnessed a supermassive black hole chocking while eating up a star.

Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.