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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.

Physics Nobel Prize awarded to British, German and American scientists for black hole research

October 06, 2020 6:53 pm

"Penrose showed that the general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes. Genzel and Ghez discovered that an invisible and extremely heavy object governs the orbits of stars at the centre of our galaxy. A supermassive black hole is the only currently known explanation," the statement said. 

When Jupiter bumped a giant planet out of the solar system

November 01, 2015 4:54 pm

The existence of a fifth giant gas planet at the time of the Solar System's formation was first proposed in 2011. But if it did exist, how did it get pushed out?

Mysterious centaurs may be comets: NASA

July 27, 2013 11:46 am

Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) find most centaurs are comets.

Scientists claim discovery of planet that supports life

July 20, 2012 7:11 pm

The planet is 22 light years away,previously thought to be 20 light years,and is formally known as Gliese 581g.

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