Thursday, Sep 29, 2022



Massive, unusually compact, ‘one of a kind’ triple star system detected for the first time

July 25, 2022 8:52 am

The TIC 470710327 system consists of a pair of stars orbiting each other and a third much more massive star orbiting the pair at a distance.

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.

Search for life on other worlds tops astronomy to-do list

November 05, 2021 7:22 pm

The latest report recommends that NASA create a new office to oversee space observatories and overlapping missions in the coming decades.

Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

October 13, 2021 4:03 pm

The project assembles information from eight databases that count at least 4,500 known exoplanets, tens of millions of galaxies, and more than 1.5 billion light sources from the Milky Way alone.

Researchers discover 3 supermassive black holes merging together in nearby universe

August 27, 2021 2:31 pm

Many active galactic nuclei (AGN) pairs have been detected in the past, but triple AGN are extremely rare, and only a handful has been detected before using X-ray observations.

Moon-forming region seen around planet in another solar system

July 23, 2021 12:55 pm

The orange-colored star PDS 70, roughly the same mass as our sun, is about 5 million years old and 370 light years away from Earth.

'Extreme' white dwarf sets cosmic records for small size, huge mass

July 01, 2021 3:06 pm

Scientists said this highly magnetized and rapidly rotating white dwarf is 35 per cent more massive than our sun yet boasts a petite diameter only a bit larger than Earth's moon.

Discovery of a new source of gravitational waves: Collisions between Neutron Star and Black Hole

June 30, 2021 8:32 am

Professor Somak Raychaudhury, Director of Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), told The Indian Express that the development was expected for a long time but was not confirmed.

uGMRT enables study of environment around rare transient object 215 million light years away

April 30, 2021 9:12 pm

Located 215 million light years away, the source, named AT 2018cow, was tracked for more than two years by scientists at the TIFR-National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) using their own upgraded Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT).

Scientists design rotation profile of the Sun based on century-old sunspot images

February 14, 2021 6:43 pm

Sunspots are small and dark but cooler areas on the solar surface having strong magnetic forces.