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Saturday, December 04, 2021



November 19: Get ready for the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years

November 12, 2021 2:06 pm

On November 19, stargazers can enjoy a partial lunar eclipse which will also be the last lunar eclipse of the year. This will also be the longest eclipse in 580 years.

Star system with right-angled planets surprises astronomers

November 08, 2021 5:13 pm

The unusual configuration of HD 3167 highlights just how weird and wonderful other stars and their planets can be.

Fact check: Did aliens send radio signals from outside the solar system?

October 14, 2021 3:47 pm

The researchers said that they had discovered radio signals from 19 distant red dwarf stars or M dwarfs.

Astronomers discover 12 rare quadruple quasars that can better tell rate of universe expansion

April 10, 2021 12:49 pm

The first quadruple quasar image was captured in 1985 and since then, only 50 such quasars have been identified. The latest finding has now increased the total confirmed Einstein's crosses by 25 per cent.

Have astronomers found first moon outside our solar system?

October 04, 2018 12:55 pm

The team behind this intriguing discovery evaluated more than 250 planets outside our solar system which had been discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. Out of these, only one planet showed signs of hosting a moon, one around the star known as Kepler-1625.

Too few of us, say women astronomers

May 09, 2017 7:30 pm

Women’s representation has grown by half from 11 per cent in the early 1940s to 16.6 per cent now.

Pune astronomers share tips to view cosmic treat that begins today

January 31, 2016 7:30 am

Five-planet alignment can be seen in the morning sky with naked eyes till early February

New map of 6,000 clouds shows where stars are born

October 15, 2013 4:25 pm

Scientists have discovered the phases of early star formation.

Planet with shortest ever orbit found?

October 14, 2013 12:40 pm

If confirmed,it would be among the closest planets to their stars discovered so far.

Sky-watchers gear up for rare celestial event

October 01, 2013 3:11 am

Astronomers and amateurs are eying an opportunity to witness a rare celestial event wherein comet ISON will make a passage around the sun in next few weeks.