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Scientists discover star circling closest known orbit around likely black hole!

This discovery was made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as NASA’s NuSTAR and CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA).

Mar 14, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

Scientists measures temperature swings of black hole winds for first time

According to new measurements of a nearby supermassive black hole obtained with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) telescope, these ultrafast 'winds' can heat up and cool down in the span of just a few hours.

Mar 02, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

Have scientists solved mystery surrounding X-ray bursts in binary-star system?

Scientists claimed that they may have solved a 40-year-old mystery surrounding the puzzling X-ray bursts in a binary-star system MXB 1730-335, also known as the 'Rapid Burster'.

Feb 01, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Monster black holes, it seems, also sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.

Jan 08, 2017, 23:35 PM IST

Revealed: Black hole makes material wobble around it!

The discovery solves a mystery that has eluded astronomers for more than 30 years, and will help scientists understand more about the behavior of matter very close to black holes.  

Jul 14, 2016, 09:39 AM IST

Cosmic donut around black hole clumpy, not smooth

The new research is important for understanding the growth and evolution of massive black holes and their host galaxies.

Dec 18, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

Five 'supermassive' black holes discovered

Five supermassive black holes that were previously hidden by clouds of dust and gas have been discovered by astronomers who suggest that millions of concealed monster black holes exist in the universe.

Jul 06, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Lopsided star explosion reveals new insights into supernova mystery

New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars' cores hurtle off in opposite directions.

May 08, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

NASA telescope captures ''screams'' from zombie stars

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA`s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays.

Apr 30, 2015, 10:58 AM IST

Black holes' ferocious winds 'restrict' growth of galaxies

A new research has revealed that black holes' intense winds stunt the galaxies' growth and prevent new stars from forming.

Feb 20, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

NASA scientist receives top astrophysics prize

Fiona Harrison, the principal investigator of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array mission (NuSTAR), has been awarded the top prize in high-energy astrophysics.

Jan 17, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

NASA captures colourful solar portrait

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has taken its first picture of the Sun, producing the most sensitive and colourful solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays.

Dec 23, 2014, 17:23 PM IST

Dead star 10 mn times brighter than Sun discovered

Using NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million Suns.

Oct 11, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

Jupiter`s Moon shaped same way as Earth`s surface: Study

A new laboratory model suggested that the ridges and troughs shaped on the surface of Jupiter`s icy moon Ganymede were formed the same way as Earth`s tectonic process.

Jul 09, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

NASA`s NuSTAR reveals mystery of how stars explode

Astronomers - with the help of NASA`s, high-energy X-ray observatory,NuSTAR - have finally unravelled one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, of how stars blow up in supernova explosions.

Feb 20, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Nasa telescope clicks `Hand of God`

NASA`s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has showcased the telescope`s talent with an image showing the energized remains of a dead star, a structure nicknamed the "Hand of God" after its resemblance to a hand.

Jan 10, 2014, 13:45 PM IST

NASA`s NuSTAR spacecraft detects 10 supermassive black holes

NASA`s new black-hole-hunter spacecraft - NuSTAR - has detected its first 10 supermassive black holes, lying at the hearts of distant galaxies between 0.3 and 11.4 billion light-years from Earth.

Sep 10, 2013, 19:40 PM IST

NASA telescope captures flare from black hole

NASA’s newest set of X-ray eyes in the sky, the NuSTAR, has caught its first look at the giant black hole parked at the centre of our galaxy.

Oct 24, 2012, 16:27 PM IST

NASA launches NuSTAR black hole hunting telescope into space

NuSTAR will be using a unique set of eyes to see the highest energy X-ray light from the cosmos.

Jun 14, 2012, 12:43 PM IST