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Giant black hole found in an unlikely place

Friday, 08 April 2016 12:10
New York: Astronomers from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Telescope in Hawaii have uncovered a supermassive black hole in an unlikely location, indicating that these monster objects may be more common than once thought.The near-record breaking black hole,…

Soil can lock away greenhouse gases, curb global warming

Thursday, 07 April 2016 14:50
London: The earth's soil stores a lot of carbon from the atmosphere, which can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and curbing global warming, suggests new research.The findings showed that earth's soil could store an extra 8…

How wind created mile-high mounds on Mars

Friday, 01 April 2016 12:22
New York: Wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years, say researchers, suggesting that their location can help pin down when water on the Red Planet dried up during a global climate…

Hubble reveals millions of stars at centre of our galaxy

Friday, 01 April 2016 11:19
Washington: Delving deep into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars at its core.Except for a few blue foreground stars, the stars are part…

Temperature map of 'Super Earth' reveals lava world

Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:45
London: Using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers that also includes an Indian-origin scientist has for the first time obtained the most detailed “fingerprint” of a super-Earth planet -- a rocky planet nearly two times…

Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:13
New York: Astronomers have created a virtual Earth-space radio telescope more than 100,000 miles across -- a super-high resolution that reveals new details of a quasar and our Milky Way.The researchers were surprised when their Earth-space system revealed a temperature…

Scientists decode eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:37
New York: Unlocking the mystery behind eruptions on the icy moon of Saturn, scientists from the University of Chicago and Princeton University have revealed a mechanism by which cyclical tidal stresses exerted by Saturn drive Enceladus's long-lived eruptions.The moon Enceladus…

'Outrageously luminous' galaxies ever discovered

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 13:09
New York: Astronomers have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe -- objects so bright that descriptors such as “ultra” and “hyper-luminous” don't even come close.According to lead author Kevin Harrington from University of Massachusetts Amherst, they…

Exploding star's shockwave captured for the first time

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:23
Washington: Analysing data from NASA's planet-hunter, the Kepler space telescope, astronomers have captured for the first time a brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave or “shock breakout” in the optical wavelength or visible light.The team led by Peter Garnavich,…

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:43
New York: Researchers have developed a new map of Mars' gravity with three NASA spacecraft that is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet.“Gravity maps allow us to see inside…