Black hole devours Sun-sized star, astronomers capture exact moment: Watch

The phenomenon, known as a tidal disruption event, is the closest such flare has been recorded to date at just over 215 million light-years from Earth.

Oct 14, 2020, 00:29 AM IST

Can a star be older than the universe? Astronomers decode the mystery

Astronomers have been closely observing a star located some 190 light years away from Earth for over 100 years now and HD 140283 — or Methuselah as this star is commonly known — is also believed to be one of the oldest known stars in universe.

Jul 28, 2020, 08:42 AM IST

A 'monster' star 2 million times brighter than the sun vanishes from its host galaxy without a trace

A 'monster' star 2.5 million times brighter than the sun disappeared without a trace in 2019, according to scientists. 

Jul 13, 2020, 14:30 PM IST

40 million-year-old star with massive gas disk discovered

The star, called 49 Ceti, is 40 million years old and conventional theories of planet formation predict that the gas should have disappeared by that age.

Dec 24, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is located about 500 light years away in a highly-productive stellar 'nursery' region of the galaxy, said researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

Daily Horoscope: Find out what the stars have in store for you-May 5, 2018

Check out today's predictions by Sundeep Kochar.

May 05, 2018, 06:22 AM IST

BCCI's E-auction for Media Rights: Bidding gets close to a billion dollar mark

The second day of the e-auction for media rights of India's bilateral series at home over the next five-year cycle (2018-2023) stopped at a mind-boggling Rs 6032.5 crore.

Apr 04, 2018, 20:09 PM IST

BCCI Media Rights: First day of e-auction stops at Rs 4,442 crore

The BCCI is set for another massive windfall as Star, Sony and Jio engaged in a bidding war for the Global Consolidated Media Rights (GCR) for the 2018-2023 cycle of India's home bilateral series, which is currently valued at Rs 4,442 crore, after the end of the opening day of the first-ever e-auction.

Apr 03, 2018, 21:04 PM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the farthest star ever seen, named Icarus.The enormous blue star is located over halfway across the universe.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Delusion of stardom is Bollywood's unspoken tragedy

Delivering even the slightest non-compliment could leave you marked out as 'the enemy'.

Jan 16, 2018, 09:40 AM IST

Sun-like star can help decode sun's variability, climate effect

By combining photometric, spectroscopic and asteroseismic data, the team collected the most detailed set of observations for a solar-like cycle in any star other than the Sun. 

Jan 09, 2018, 16:49 PM IST

NASA study finds evidence of wrecked planets being devoured by 'winking' star

Located about 550 light-years away in the constellation Pisces, the RZ Piscium has erratic dimming episodes which can last as long as two days.

Dec 22, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

Star Screen Awards 2017

Star Screen Awards 2017

Dec 04, 2017, 14:35 PM IST

Alia Bhatt not scared of failure

Alia says, "I turned to my father. He was the only person I was speaking to and then I went on a holiday solo to mourn the loss."

Dec 03, 2017, 12:44 PM IST

There's a star in the universe that won't stop shinning, claim astronomers

The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, have been observed in the thousands and in all cases, they marked the death of a star.

Nov 09, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

Astronomers detect cold dust around Earth's nearest star

The new observations reveal emission from clouds of cold cosmic dust surrounding the star.

Nov 04, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

This star swallowed its own planets

Dubbed Kronos after the child-eating Titan of Greek mythology, the star is the clearest and most dramatic case yet of a Sun-like star consuming its own planets

Oct 13, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

We're all focused on our own thing now: 'Game of Thrones' star

"Game of Thrones" -- a twisted tale about seven kingdoms entwined with sneaky ploys, nudity and bloodshed in a quest to claim the Iron Throne -- is gradually approaching its concluding episode. Irish child artiste Art Parkinson, who featured in the fantasy series as Rickon Stark, feels the team has already started to move on.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

We bet you wouldn't have seen a star so closely before – Watch this video

They have also made the first two-dimensional map of the velocities of material in the atmosphere of a star beyond the Sun, revealing unexpected turbulence in the red supergiant star Antares's huge extended atmosphere.

Aug 24, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn

The star, called EBLM J0555–57Ab, is slightly bigger than Saturn and is located about 600 light-years from Earth and can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere, using a large telescope.

Jul 12, 2017, 14:11 PM IST