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Scientists find monster black hole that 'should not exist' in Milky Way

A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so gigantic in the Milky Way galaxy, that it has contradicted the existing models of star evolution.

Nov 28, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

After Chandrayaan-2, here's all you need to know about ISRO's sun mission Aditya-L1

Through Aditya-L1, India is all set to study the sun for the first time. As per a statement on ISRO's website, Aditya-L1, initially coined as Aditya-1, was conceived as a 400kg class satellite carrying one payload, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and was planned to launch in a 800 km low earth orbit.

Sep 19, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

Watch: Comet dives into directly into sun, completely evaporates

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) space telescope recorded a comet dive directly into the sun, which did not appear on the other side of it.

Aug 17, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe

According to current theories, a dense cloud of gas feeds material into the disk surrounding a supermassive black hole during its period of early growth, which "cloaks" or hides much of the quasar's bright light from our view.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:44 PM IST

India-built cryostat base ready for installation in France

The biggest fusion machine in history, counting at least one million pieces of equipment, aims to complete through first plasma in 2025 -- the first stage of operation for ITER as a functional machine.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:16 PM IST

Two planets that could support life discovered

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other Spanish telescopes allowed researchers to analyse, in great detail, the Teegarden star a cold red dwarf only around 12.5 light years away from our solar system, Efe news reported.

Jun 19, 2019, 12:28 PM IST

Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Our natural satellite took shape when a Mars-sized object smashed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. The force of this crash sent materials spewing into orbit, where they coalesced into the Moon.
 

Jun 18, 2019, 12:25 PM IST

Moon’s crust hides clues to history of Sun and life: NASA

Around four billion years ago, the Sun went through violent outbursts of intense radiation, spewing scorching, high-energy clouds and particles across the solar system.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

Deshhit: Watch detailed analysis of all the major news of the day, Dec 28, 2018

This segment of Zee News brings detailed news stories of the day. Watch this video to know top stories of December 20, 2018.

Dec 28, 2018, 21:54 PM IST

Deshhit: You can witness Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in January 2019

Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, into Monday, Jan. 21, millions of people in North and South America will have a prime view of a total lunar eclipse. During a special nocturnal hour, the full moon will become fully tinted with the red-orange colour of sunset.

Dec 28, 2018, 21:46 PM IST

Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won`t it melt?

Aug 13, 2018, 11:17 AM IST

World's first mission to touch the Sun lifts off, NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins 7-year journey

A Sun-skimming mission like Parker Solar Probe has been a dream of scientists for decades, but only recently has the required technology - like the heat shield, solar array cooling system, and fault management system - been available to make such a mission a reality.

Aug 12, 2018, 13:17 PM IST

Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

May 16, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 percent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's launch with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system.

Apr 16, 2018, 10:49 AM IST

NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first flight to Sun in July

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its humanity's first mission to the Sun, Parker Solar Probe, in July.

Apr 09, 2018, 15:57 PM IST

NASA installs new instrument aboard ISS to measure the Sun's energy

TSIS-1 studies the total amount of light energy emitted by the Sun using the Total Irradiance Monitor, one of two sensors onboard. 

Mar 19, 2018, 15:05 PM IST

Strongest magnetic field ever measured directly observed on Sun's surface

Magnetism plays a critical role in various solar phenomena such as flares, mass ejections, flux ropes, and coronal heating.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:20 PM IST

Changes in Mercury's orbit reveal how the Sun is losing mass as it ages

For long, scientists have studied Mercury's motion, and have also charted a road map of Mercury's orbit, called "ephemeris" to study its closest point to the Sun and its farthest point from the Sun.

Jan 23, 2018, 19:06 PM 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

Giant 'dying star' presents an image of the Sun's future – See pics

Images captured using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescopes showed that the star W Hydrae, which is at a distance of 320 light years in the constellation of Hydra, is a giant with a diameter twice the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun.

Nov 08, 2017, 10:25 AM IST