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Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves; PM Modi lauds role of Indian scientists

In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, international scientists said on Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, which......

A new Earth? Astronomers find 8 new planets that could host life

Welcome to the family! Scientists using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft have confirmed at least eight new roughly Earth-sized planets sitting in the habitable zones of their host stars --......

DICOVERED: A 'Godzilla of Earths'

Astronomers have discovered the "Godzilla" of all Earths -- a new type of rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as our planet and is more than twice as large in size, a surprising find that......

'Super-jupiter' discovery dwarfs solar system's largest planet

Astronomers have discovered a new 'super-Jupiter' planet, 13 times bigger than jupiter, the largest planet in our own solar system. The planet orbits a star called Kappa Andromedae that is 2.5......

FOUND: A black hole in space 3 times the size of the sun

Astronomers have found what they say is a huge black hole several million times the size of the sun that is hurtling through space near a galaxy four billion light years away.Supermassive black......

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Obama proposes freeze on NASA's Budget for 5 years

President Barack Obama has proposed a five-year budgetary freeze on NASA's spending keeping it at $18.7 billion levels annually till 2016.But NASA's administrator Charles Bolden told reporters that......

Face to face with a nanotech guru

Tim Harper, chief executive officer and founder of nano technology company Cientifica, was hailed by Time magazine as 'The Face of European Nanotechnology.' Harper is co-author of The......

How will IISc spend its Rs 100 crore

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Budget announcement of Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) for the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has not prompted it to rush to the drawing board to devise......

Queen guitarist gets a Phd!

We know musicians are a talented lot. But have you met one who has a doctorate on astrophysics?Well, barring Bob Dylan, who was recently awarded a Pulitzer for his contribution to music by......

Review: The Theory of Everything is impeccably executed

A film as strongly scripted and impeccably executed as The Theory of Everything will be remembered for longer than Stephen Hawking's estimate of the end of time, says Paloma Sharma.There......
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Madhava Observatory of Calicut University awaits facelift

Kozhikode: Madhava Observatory of Calicut University, the first of its kind in any University in the state, is still not accessible to students and... ...
Astronomers may now fully understand why the sky is dark at night

Each time we gaze up at the night sky, we take for granted that it's a pitch-black void studded with twinkling stars. This is called Olbers'... ...
The Surprising Reason Why This 'Saturn on Steroids' Could Actually Exist

Illustration by artist Ron Miller of the gigantic ring system around J1407. ( Ron Miller. Used with permission.) A few years ago, astronomers... ...
Universe has 10 times more galaxies than previously thought

Washington, Oct 14 There are at least 10 times more galaxies in the observable universe than previously thought, said astronomers. One of the... ...
How a Small, Private Telescope Could Find the Next Earth

Artist's rendition of an exoplanet orbiting Alpha Centauri B. Image: L. Cal├žada/Nick Risinger/European Southern Observatory When astronomers... ...

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