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.

NASA telescope to measure Earth's elevation from space
NASA telescope to measure Earth's elevation from space

In a pioneering work, NASA scientists have fitted the laser-catching telescope of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) into its place that will measure the elevation of Earth from space.

India, four other nations to begin work on world's biggest telescope in Hawaii Island
India, four other nations to begin work on world's biggest telescope in Hawaii Island

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New Delhi: Opening a new chapter in order to explore the universe, India along with Japan, the US, China and Canada will start work on the world's biggest telescope in Hawaii Island on Tuesday.

NASA telescope aboard giant balloon set for take off
NASA telescope aboard giant balloon set for take off

A giant balloon fitted with a new NASA telescope to spot black holes is set to take off this month.

Astronomers discover seven new dwarf galaxies

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

NASA builds world`s first flying observatory

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.

Giant telescopes paired up to help capture near-earth asteroid images

Using Earth-based radar, NASA scientists have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it flew past our planet.

Largest yellow hypergiant star spotted

Researchers using ESO`s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) have found the largest yellow hypergiant star HR 5171 A - 1300 times the diameter of the Sun and much bigger than was expected.

New technique may advance search for alien life

Astronomers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technique that could help detect the telltale chemical signs of extraterrestrial life in the atmosphere of an alien world.

NASA cries planetary `bonanza` with 715 new worlds

NASA today announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a "bonanza" of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope`s planet-hunting mission.

ESA`s billion star-hunter telescope enters orbit

Europe`s billion-star hunting telescope has successfully entered its operational orbit to gather data for the most accurate 3D map yet of our Milky Way galaxy, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

Evidence of jet in Milky Way`s supermassive black hole found

Astronomers, who have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles, have finally found it.

Pioneering Indian astronomer welcomes India`s telescope quest

An expat Indian astronomer in Texas, who was one of the first humans to glimpse the Universe`s most distant galaxy, is hopeful about the future of science in India and about India pitching in to build the world`s largest telescope.

Ex missile-tracking telescope reveals baby pulsar`s fate

A radio telescope that was once used to keep track of ballistic missiles has helped astronomers to find how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time.