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Most-distant solar system object ever discovered, nicknamed Farout

2018 VG18, nicknamed "Farout" is at about 120 astronomical units away, where 1 AU is defined as the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

Dec 18, 2018, 13:29 PM IST

Scientists discover three giant planets in binary star system

One star hosts two planets and the other hosts the third. The system represents the smallest-separation binary in which both stars host planets that has ever been observed.

Sep 01, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

Volcanoes go quite silent before eruption

 Seismic quietness occurs immediately before volcanoes erupt and can, thus, be used to forecast an impending eruption for restless volcanoes, say researchers.

Jun 24, 2016, 20:54 PM IST

1917 image reveals first-ever evidence of exo-planetary system

The unexpected find was recognised in the process of researching an article about planetary systems surrounding white dwarf stars in the journal New Astronomy Reviews.

Apr 13, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

The research was conducted in a lagoon on the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2014.  

Feb 26, 2016, 10:52 AM IST

Moon may be 100 mn yrs younger than previously believed

New analysis has revealed that moon, which is believed to have formed after a mysterious planet crashed into Earth about 4.56 billion years ago, is most likely between 4.4 billion and 4.45 billion years old.

Sep 24, 2013, 10:22 AM IST

Mega-volcanoes might have led to pre-dinosaur mass extinction

Scientists believe that a set of gigantic volcanic might have eruptions resulted in the disappearance of half of earth`s species 200 million years ago.

Mar 22, 2013, 10:49 AM IST

Mysteries of icy comets solved

Scientists have solved two solar system puzzles – explaining how did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high temperatures, and how did these refractory particles acquire rims with different compositions.

Jul 26, 2012, 14:20 PM IST

Zebrafish helps reveal how dietary fat promotes cholesterol absorption

There may be a biological reason why fatty and cholesterol-rich foods such as buttery shrimp, fried eggs, burgers and fries are so appealing together, suggests a new study.

Jun 23, 2012, 12:06 PM IST