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Science Technology » Astronomy and Space Sciences
India's satellite launch wins accolades from international media

India's satellite launch wins accolades from international media

15 Feb 2017 | 10:02 PM

New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) India today carved out a niche in annals of space science by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014 and winning accolades from the international community and the global media.

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ISRO successfully launches 104 satellites on a single rocket

ISRO successfully launches 104 satellites on a single rocket

15 Feb 2017 | 10:01 PM

Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, Feb 15 (UNI) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) create history today by launching a record 104 satellite from a single launch, when its PSLV-C37 put in the intended orbit Cartosat-2, the main payload, and 103 other co-passenger satellites from its spaceport here.

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Solving the star-formation puzzle

Solving the star-formation puzzle

08 Feb 2017 | 4:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) Using measurements taken by radio antennas, a group of astrophysicists from the RIKEN Star and Planet Formation Laboratory has found clues as to how gas from collapsing molecular clouds in star-forming regions of the universe find its way to the surface of the stars that are still at the formative stage.

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Black hole feeding frenzy breaks previous records

Black hole feeding frenzy breaks previous records

07 Feb 2017 | 4:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (UNI) A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research led by the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

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Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

05 Feb 2017 | 8:25 PM

New Delhi, Feb 5 (UNI) Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang), have found that there is substantial evidence of our universe being a vast and complex hologram.

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Hubble captures brilliant star death in 'rotten egg' nebula

Hubble captures brilliant star death in 'rotten egg' nebula

04 Feb 2017 | 5:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) The Hubble Space Telescope has captured spectacular images of the Calabash Nebula, pictured here which is a spectacular example of the death of a low-mass star like our sun.

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Celestial cat & cosmic lobster – one at ‘War,’ other at ‘Peace’

Celestial cat & cosmic lobster – one at ‘War,’ other at ‘Peace’

01 Feb 2017 | 7:09 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1 (UNI) Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) is located about 5500 light-years away from Earth, while Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357) is more remote, at a distance of 8000 light-years -- both located in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), near the tip of its stinging tail.

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Both push and pull drive our galaxy's race through space

Both push and pull drive our galaxy's race through space

31 Jan 2017 | 10:54 AM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) Although we can't feel it, we're in constant motion: the earth spins on its axis at about 1,600 km/h; it orbits around the sun at about 100,000 km/h; the sun orbits our Milky Way galaxy at about 850,000 km/h; and the Milky Way galaxy and its companion galaxy Andromeda are moving with respect to the expanding universe at roughly 2 million km/h (630 km per second).

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Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy, and perhaps magnetar

Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy, and perhaps magnetar

05 Jan 2017 | 12:17 PM

New Delhi, Jan 5 (UNI) One of the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves that have puzzled astronomers since they were first detected nearly 10 years ago has finally been tied to a source: an older dwarf galaxy more than 3 billion light years from Earth.

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A peep into a new, extremely rare galaxy

A peep into a new, extremely rare galaxy

04 Jan 2017 | 5:00 PM

New Delhi, Jan 4 (UNI) Approximately 359 million light-years away from Earth, there is a galaxy with an innocuous name (PGC 1000714) that doesn't look quite like anything astronomers have observed before.

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