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`Challenges` in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:53

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in H2O, astronomers said today.

Hubble telescope inspired tech helps restore eyesight

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:56

NASA`s telescopes are not just helping us look into the dark deep universe but have inspired surgeons to restore the eyesight of an elderly.

NASA closer to finding life beyond earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:01

Do you often dream about extraterrestrial life beyond earth? NASA scientists are engaged in proving your dreams to be true.

Mysterious split-second burst of radio waves `discovered` from outer space

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:10

A split-second burst of radio waves has been discovered by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico that provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

Mysterious cosmic radio-burst detected

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:25

Using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, astronomers have discovered a split-second burst of radio waves, providing important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

Astronomers discover seven new dwarf galaxies

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:36

Astronomers in the US have discovered seven new dwarf galaxies using a new `homemade` telescope.

`Doomed star` Eta Carinae`s first-ever 3-D nebulae model created

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:40

Scientists have created the first high-resolution 3-D model of the expanding cloud produced by Eta Carinae`s eruption in the 19th century.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope backplane ready for mirror integration

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:00

The static load testing of the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for NASA`s James Webb Space Telescope has been completed.

NASA builds world`s first flying observatory

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:15

NASA has fitted a 17-tonne telescope with an effective diameter of eight feet on a modified Boeing 747 jetliner that the US space agency is using as a flying observatory to study stars.

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.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:17

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

Dwarf galaxies formed large proportion of universe`s stars

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:31

Researchers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have claimed that dwarf galaxies are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe`s stars.