Astronomy

Scientists discover giant new planet orbiting two suns

A team of NASA astronomers that made the discovery using the Kepler space telescope revealed the findings at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in San Diego, California.

Scientists discover giant new planet orbiting two suns

Evidence of baby planets spotted around young star

"This supports the idea that the gaps are the footprints left by baby planets," Yen said. The fact that the gaps in the dust and the gas match-up implies that the amount of material in the gaps likely decreases.

Evidence of baby planets spotted around young star

Stress buster in space for astronauts – space gardening!

Activities like growing plants in space can help astronauts reduce stress, suggests NASA's Behavioural Health and Performance team after pictures of the solitary orange zinnia astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted last week caught th

‘Second largest’ black hole in the Milky Way discovered: Astronomers

A team of Japanese astronomers has discovered an enigmatic gas cloud just 200 light years away from the centre of the Milky Way that can be the possible missing link in the black hole evolution.

Astronomers discover most luminous supernova ever; tag it as ASAS-SN-15lh

A team of astronomers including renowned names like Benjamin Shappee, Nidia Morrell and Ian Thompson has discovered the most-luminous supernova ever observed. It is being called ASAS-SN-15lh.

Faintest ever galaxy that existed 400 mn years after the Big Bang ‘captured’ by NASA

A team of astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever (a galaxy) seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million years after the Big Ban

Astrophysicists ‘see’ black hole’s rare big ‘bite’ of a star

Astrophysicists have for the first time witnessed a star being swallowed by a black hole, ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light...

NASA finding bolsters Indian theory on black holes / ‘ultra hot balls of fire’: Indian astrophysicist

An Indian astrophysicist says the recent observation by NASA scientists of giant flares of X-rays from a black hole confirms his theory that the so-called black holes are not "true" black holes but actually ultra hot balls of

This ‘magnetic powerhouse’ star is too stormy for alien life

Astronomers have discovered that a dim, cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly powerful magnetic field, one that rivals the most intense magnetic regions of our own Sun.

Astronomers find oldest known stars at the heart of Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered the oldest known stars near the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, dating back to the time when the universe was just 300 million years old.

Dwarf galaxy mystery: A humble beginning, then a star-forming powerhouse

A team of astronomers has helped explain how a lowly dwarf galaxy becomes a star-forming powerhouse.

Astronomers : Shadows reveal iconic ‘VJ day kiss’ happened precisely at 5:51 p.m. in 1945

Astronomers have revealed that iconic "VJ day kiss" may have happened precisely at 5:51 p.m. with the help of afternoon shadows.

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