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Gravitational waves, merging black holes detected for second time

Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:21
Washington: For the second time in history, an international team of scientists and engineers have detected gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space-time -- and a pair of colliding black holes.Using the twin, US-based Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave…

Jupiter-like planet that orbits two Suns discovered

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:49
Washington: Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by the team from US space agency's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland has identified a Jupiter-like huge planet that orbits two Suns simultaneously.Situated in the constellation…

Hubble clicks a mysterious solitary dwarf galaxy

Saturday, 11 June 2016 12:17
London: The Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a mysterious solitary dwarf galaxy - a type that is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins, lacking the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical.This galaxy is known…

Astronomers spot supermassive black hole devouring cold gas cloud

Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:46
London: Marking the first direct evidence to support the theory that black holes feed on clouds of cold gas, astronomers have detected billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas streaming towards a supermassive black hole at speeds of up to 800,000…

This new 'hot Jupiter' can spin its star

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 14:56
New York: An international team of astronomers has discovered a “hot Jupiter” exoplanet that is so massive and close to its parent star that it influences the star's rotation with its gravity, media reported.The planet, called HATS-18b, is about 2,100…

Astronomers detect hydrogen in distant galaxy for first time

Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:14
London: In a first, an international team of scientists has detected a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five billion light years away -- almost double the previous record.Using the Very Large Array radio telescope…

Ice age on Mars occurred 400,000 years ago: Scientists

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:54
Washington: Using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), scientists have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap.The new results agree with previous models that indicate a glacial…

Scientists detect faintest galaxy ever

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:17
New York: An international team of scientists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-universe galaxy ever -- a finding that can help explain how the "cosmic dark ages" ended.Using the WM Keck Observatory on the summit on Mauna Kea in…

Solar storms brought life on Earth: NASA

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:58
Washington: Solar storms four billion years ago may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and seed life despite the Sun's faintness, new research has revealed.Some four billion years ago, the sun shone with only about three-quarters the…

New discovery may help decipher solar system's evolution

Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:26
London: Scientists have found evidence of icy comets orbiting a nearby Sun-like star, which may give a glimpse into how our own solar system developed.An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, detected very low levels of…