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Tuesday, January 25, 2022



IIT-Kanpur launches two new departments of design and space science

January 17, 2022 9:27 am

The department of design is a much-expanded vision of the existing design programme and the space science and astronomy department will cater to the broad area of space, planetary, astronomical sciences and engineering

Astronomers find evidence for a second supermoon beyond our solar system

January 14, 2022 5:49 pm

Close to 5,000 planets beyond our solar system, or exoplanets, have been identified, compared to only two such moons, called exomoons.

Pluto to be reinstated as a planet? An astrophysicist explains the controversy that refuses to die

January 13, 2022 5:39 pm

What is a planet and why can’t Pluto be one? And does the debate have anything to do with an American discovering Pluto? All your questions answered.

‘Cosmic caramel swirl’: ESO releases new image of NGC 1300 galaxy

January 12, 2022 4:11 pm

The images were taken as a part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project.

European Southern Observatory releases new image of Orion's Flame Nebula

January 05, 2022 4:07 pm

The image was taken using the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment.

Life on Venus? MIT study says Venusian clouds may have habitable pockets

December 30, 2021 2:23 pm

“We do not know what kind or type of life we will find. If there is life we do expect it to be simple single-celled life forms," says Dr. Sara Seager

Astronomers detect rare giant eruptions from magnetar located 13 million light years away

December 23, 2021 7:28 am

🔴 Magnetars are a type of isolated neutron stars that possess the most intense magnetic fields. They experience violent eruptions or intense bursts in the form of transient X-ray pulses which are several orders higher than that of the Sun.

Launch of NASA's new space telescope delayed until Christmas Day

December 22, 2021 10:53 am

Webb is about 100 times more sensitive than Hubble and is expected to revolutionise astronomers' understanding of the universe and our place in it.

Last solar eclipse of 2021 today: How to capture the celestial event

December 04, 2021 1:55 pm

Ajay Talwar, an astrophotographer and Vice President of the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi shares his tips on how to capture a total solar eclipse.

One year on this exoplanet is just 16 hours long

December 02, 2021 4:54 pm

As the exoplanet is extremely close to its star, the day side temperature could reach up to 3,500 Kelvin, or close to 3300 degrees Celsius.