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ALMA finds protoplanetary disks depicting planet formation

Atacama Large Millimeter Array's DSHARP campaign has revealed high resolution images of nearby 20 protoplanetary disks, depicting the birh of new planets.


Dec 17, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

LIGO's twin black holes may have been born inside single star

On September 14 last year, the Laser LIGO in the US detected gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes 29 and 36 times the mass of the Sun. 

Feb 24, 2016, 22:26 PM IST

Planets similar to earth have identical interiors

In comparison, about a third of the Earth's mass is in its core.

Feb 09, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

NASA mission finds 100 new alien planets

With a tweak to its steering ability, scientists rectified the mechanical malfunction of Kepler's lost ability to stare at the same exact spot.

Jan 10, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers eight new planets in the habitable zone

The search for Earth-like planets has moved a step further with astronomers discovering eight new planets orbiting in the habitable zone called “Goldilocks zone” of their host stars.

Jan 07, 2015, 00:57 AM IST

Pluto declared as a 'planet' by popular vote

Pluto was recently declared as a "planet" again by a popular vote of the audience, it has been reported.

Sep 23, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

Tycho`s supernova remnant lights up to Mach 1,000 shock wave

Astronomers have discovered that a reverse shock wave racing inward at Mach 1,000 (1,000 times the speed of sound) is heating the remnant of Tycho`s supernova and causing it to emit X-ray light.

Nov 26, 2013, 20:47 PM IST

Massive black hole `hurtling` through space found

Astronomers have found what they say is a huge black hole several million times the size of the Sun that is hurtling through space near a galaxy four billion light years away.

Jul 06, 2012, 08:30 AM IST

Stars trade rogue planets just like baseball teams

Billions of stars in our galaxy have harboured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space, according to a new study.

Apr 18, 2012, 15:37 PM IST