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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......

Longest solar eclipse of the millennium begins

The stage is set for astronomy lovers to witness the longest solar eclipse of the millennium on Friday, as the sun eclipse in India began around 11 am and is expected to finish around 3:15 pm, with......

The success story of India's second largest online market raised $100 million from Tiger Global, a deal that valued the company at $500 million. Image: ShopClues Team. Photograph, Courtesy: ShopClues     Sanjay Sethi,......

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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Seal on India role in Square Kilometre Array

The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics was on Monday appointed the nodal agency to oversee the activities related to building the largest and... ...
US brain research gets boost with $100 million gift

WASHINGTON: Research into brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and traumatic injury got a boost on Thursday with a $100 million... ...
Discovering worlds beyond

We have gone far beyond the solar system with the help of some of the greatest minds in history. Space exploration has now developed into a... ...
Why India's ASTROSAT is unique in the world of space astronomy

India launched its first indigenous astronomy satellite ASTROSAT into space on September 28, 2015. Entirely conceived, designed and manufactured in... ...
Indian origin astronomer-led team spots mid-size black hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole (Source: Wikipedia) In a first, a team including an Indian-origin... ...

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