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Science Technology » Astronomy and Space Sciences
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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“Dark Matter” astrophysicist Vera Rubin no more

“Dark Matter” astrophysicist Vera Rubin no more

27 Dec 2016 | 6:01 PM

New Delhi, Dec 27 (UNI) Renowned astrophysicist Vera Rubin, who confirmed the existence of dark matter -- the invisible material that makes up more than 90% of the mass of the universe, passed away in Princeton on December 25 at the age of 88.

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New theory challenging Einstein on gravitational lensing tested

New theory challenging Einstein on gravitational lensing tested

13 Dec 2016 | 10:58 AM

New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) Gravity of galaxies bends space, such that the light travelling through this space is bent, as through a lens.

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When Juno unveils Jupiter

When Juno unveils Jupiter

11 Dec 2016 | 11:50 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) Today as NASA's Juno spacecraft begins its third science flyby of Jupiter, there is great excitement among the scientists overseeing the mission.

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Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now?

Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now?

09 Dec 2016 | 4:14 PM

New Delhi, Dec 9 (UNI) What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis.

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ISRO launches remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A

ISRO launches remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A

07 Dec 2016 | 12:03 PM

Sriharikota, Dec 7 (UNI) In a precision launch, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched RESOURCESAT-2A, a remote sensing satellite, on its workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-36 from its spaceport Satish Dhawan Space Centre here today.

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