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Earth's largest radio telescope to search for 'new worlds'

Radio detection of exoplanets aims at the physical characterization of exoplanets and comparative studies with solar system planets.

Jul 11, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

45-year-old US telescope to help scientists solve mystery of dark matter

The new instrument would begin a five-year observing run at Kitt Peak National Observatory after its installation next year.

Feb 13, 2018, 10:58 AM IST

Casting process for fifth mirror of largest telescope begins

The project, inaugurated in 2015 and expected to be operational by 2021, will be used to study planets outside our solar system and analyze galaxy formation.
 

Nov 04, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

Americans cheer as rare total solar eclipse marches across country

"It just kind of tickled you all over — it was wonderful — and I wish I could do it again," said Stormy Shreves, 57, a fish gutter who lives in Depoe Bay. "But I won`t see something like that ever again, so I`m really glad I took the day off work so I could experience it."

Aug 22, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon recovered from Antarctica

The US space agency NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it has been recovered Antarctica from after a year of its flight.

Feb 25, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)

The image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of NGC 2440, which lies about 4,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Puppis.

Sep 24, 2016, 03:07 AM IST

Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

N159 is located over 160,000 light-years away. It resides just south of the Tarantula Nebula (heic1402), another massive star-forming complex within the LMC.

Sep 12, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Venus-Jupiter conjunction on August 27: Viewing tips! (Watch)

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular celestial show this weekend, the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.

Aug 24, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

The Red Planet will be about 46.8 million miles away from the Earth, its closest distance since November 2005.

May 30, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

Mercury to make rare transit across the Sun today: How to watch it safely!

Mercury will begin its transit at 7:12 am EST (4:42 pm, India time) today and take about 7.5 hours to fully cross the face of the sun.

May 09, 2016, 08:52 AM IST

World's largest telescope may be set up in Ladakh

India is a 10 per cent partner in the TMT project, which includes China, Japan, Canada and the US.

May 01, 2016, 14:11 PM IST

PM Modi, Belgian PM jointly launch Asia's biggest telescope in Brussels- Watch!

ARIES, the largest optical telescope of its kind in Asia, is a product of Indo-Belgian collaboration. 

Mar 30, 2016, 22:26 PM IST

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

SOFIA’s instruments observe infrared energy - one part of the electromagnetic spectrum which includes visible light, x-rays, radio waves and others.

Feb 22, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Space lovers, you can now see black hole with naked eyes!

Have black holes always fascinated you? Well, all you need is a 20 cm telescope to observe a nearby active black hole.

Jan 07, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

NASA shares image of Mauna Kea volcano from space – See pic

US space agency NASA has shared an image of the aerial view of the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii Island.

Dec 05, 2015, 10:06 AM IST

China building telescope with dish size of 30 football fields

 China is building the world's largest radio telescope whose dish size will be equivalent to 30 football fields.

Jul 29, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

Scientists discover 5 billion light-years away galaxy

Scientists in Australia have discovered a galaxy as far as 5 billion light-years away by using a new hi tech radio telescope.

Jul 10, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found.

May 22, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Decades old 'alien signals' turnout to be kitchen microwave pulses!

While the astronomers at the Parkes observatory in New South Wales spent years figuring out the mysterious signals their telescope picked, it turns out it was their staff kitchen microwave that was sending them.

May 11, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

Signals puzzling scientists for 17 years came from microwave oven

 The source of mysterious signals that left astronomers at Australia's most famous radio telescope scratching their heads for 17 years has finally been found - and it's a microwave oven!

May 10, 2015, 15:30 PM IST