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Solar eclipse in India on Wednesday

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:48
New Delhi: India will witness a solar eclipse on Wednesday morning, the first in 2016 but it will only be briefly visible in the national capital, said the IMD."The solar eclipse will be visible in Delhi only at 6.44 a.m…

Carbon behind Mercury's mysterious 'darkness' came from crust: Scientists

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:46
Washington: Revealing the secret behind Mercury's mysterious "darkness", a team of scientists has confirmed high abundance of carbon at Mercury's surface that was most likely originated deep in the crust.They also found that rather than being delivered by comets, the…

A mountain emerges on dwarf planet Ceres

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:39
Washington: NASA's Dawn spacecraft that slid gently into orbit around Ceres - the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter - last year has delivered a wealth of data that open a new window to the previously…

New Horizons spots methane on Pluto's snowcapped peaks

Friday, 04 March 2016 11:31
Washington: The New Horizons team has discovered a chain of exotic snowcapped mountains stretching across the dark expanse on Pluto, informally named "Cthulhu Regio", that has methane -- an important trace gas in Earth's atmosphere.The new images reveal a mountain…

Hubble spots farthest known galaxy in universe

Friday, 04 March 2016 11:21
Washington: An international team of astronomers on Thursday said that using the Hubble Space Telescope they have spotted the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe.This surprisingly bright infant galaxy, named GN-z11, was seen as it was 13.4 billion years…

Expedition 46 astronauts return to Earth, key Mars research on

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 12:02
Washington: After conducting some key research on the International Space Station (ISS) to send humans to Mars in the near future, astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov safely returned to Earth on Wednesday.After undocking from the…

Ozone pollution may not lead to decline of natural ecosystems

Friday, 26 February 2016 14:11
New York: Surface ozone, an abundant chemical known to be toxic to many species of vegetation and to humans, does not necessarily inhibit the productivity of natural ecosystems, says a new study."This is a rare piece of good news in…

Global warming driving unpredictable shift in natural wealth

Thursday, 25 February 2016 14:43
New York: Examining shifting of fish stocks due to warming oceans, a new study suggests that these biophysical changes are also reallocating global wealth in unpredictable, and potentially destabilising, ways."We don't know how this will unfold, but we do know…

LIGO's twin black holes may have been born inside single star

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:34
Washington: Adding a new dimension to the historic gravitational waves discovery, new research suggests that the two black holes in focus may have resided inside a single, massive star whose death generated the gamma-ray burst.On September 14 last year, the…

World's 33 major deltas are shrinking: Study

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 15:35
New York: The world's 33 major deltas are sinking and the vast majority of those have experienced flooding in recent years, primarily as a result of human activity, says a new study.Some 500 million people live on river deltas around…