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Fastest known star orbits the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

July 06, 2022 9:28 pm

The fastest star discovered yet, named S4716, orbits Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Scientists grow food in the dark with ‘artificial photosynthesis’

June 30, 2022 4:09 pm

This process could be used to grow food in the dark in controlled environments, which could prove to be useful in many applications, including in space.

Beautiful images created using retired telescope data reveals space dust mysteries

June 21, 2022 3:50 pm

Not only did the data from retired ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA missions give rise to these beautiful images, but they also helped scientists understand space dust better

Researchers develop solar energy storage and transport technology without need for solar panels

April 26, 2022 2:00 pm

Researchers at Chalmers University in Sweden used the technology to store solar energy in Sweden and ship it to their colleagues at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, who derived electrical energy from it.

Sun erupts with multiple flares from single sunspot

March 30, 2022 7:25 pm

This stellar event could potentially cause auroras in the sky over North America and Europe.

New vortical Sun waves detected with unexplained speed

March 25, 2022 4:32 pm

These waves move in the opposite direction to the rotation of the sun, three times faster than what should be allowed by hydrodynamics alone. Curiously, they also resemble a similar type of mysterious wave found in Earth’s oceans: Rossby waves.

Scientists dive into 'Midnight Zone' to study dark ocean

February 07, 2020 4:44 pm

Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey wildlife and gauge the effects of climate change in the unexplored area.

Winners of Infosys Prize 2019 announced in Bengaluru

November 08, 2019 2:08 pm

Each winner of the Infosys Prize 2019 will get a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize purse of USD 100,000 (or its equivalent in Rupees).

Have dark forces been messing with the cosmos

February 26, 2019 10:26 am

The cosmos is expanding only about 9 per cent more quickly than theory prescribes. But this slight-sounding discrepancy has intrigued astronomers, who think it might be revealing something new about the universe.

Science in 140 characters: Cussy beginnings

February 14, 2016 1:22 am

What scientists are tweeting about.