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Smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole found

The dwarf galaxy containing the black hole, called M60-UCD1, is the densest galaxy ever seen, researchers said. (Image: NASA)

Astronomers led by an Indian-origin scientist have discovered a monster black hole lurking inside on...

Launched last November, the Mars Orbiter Mission, called Mangalyaan, aims to study the red planet's surface.
India's Mars mission enters last lap, faces crucial test on Sept 24
India's first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next w...

NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

Mars is getting another visitor or two.

First water-based nuclear battery developed

Scientists have developed a long-lasting and more efficient water-based nuclear battery...

Dinosaur-destroying meteorite helped forests bloom

The meteorite that spelled doom for dinosaurs 66 million years ago restructured our forests...

NASA selects Boeing, SpaceX to ferry US astronauts to International Space Station

NASA has awarded a USD 6.8 billion contract to Boeing and Space X to build the next generation space...
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Mystery fireball seen over New Mexico, Montana not a meteor: Experts
People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward acr...
Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth
The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting...
Boeing may win NASA space taxi contract
American aerospace giant Boeing seems set to win a multibillion-dollar contract to build space taxis...
Water-holding meteorite suggests Mars was habitable
A fragment of a 1.3 billion-year-old Martian meteorite shows signs that it once held water
New colour-display technology developed
Researchers have created a revolutionary colour-display technology that may pave the way for camoufl...
Mobile phones impact human cells: Finnish Scientist
A scientist today said he has observed that human cells change their structure when exposed to radia...
Stage set for Mars Orbiter spacecraft's entry into red planet's orbit: Isro
Stage has been set for a critical manoeuvre that will help India's Mars Orbiter enter orbit of Mars.
Mars mission, a confident ISRO gearing up for the insertion
At a media briefing, ISRO said today it was confident about the MOM's success going by its performan...
Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved
Scientists have solved a mystery behind the appearance of quasars...
Mars Curiosity rover reaches its primary destination
Mount Sharp is a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the centre of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mis...
Activating gene could delay ageing in body, says researchers
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that can...
Mars Orbiter Mission is in the pink of health: ISRO
India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the Mars orbit...
New electrons can lead to better computing
Electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field...
Mice and men share a diabetes gene: Study
Researchers have identified a gene in mice involved in the development of type 2 diabetes...
Researchers claim breakthrough in clean energy production
Scientists have claimed a major breakthrough in the production of hydrogen fuel...
Scientists capture the sound of an atom
For the first time, scientists have used sound to 'talk' to an artificial...
NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move
NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth
A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like...
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