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This unusual supernova made scientists reassess the death of giant stars

August 25, 2019 6:16 pm

Observations from the SN 2016iet supernova led scientists and astronomers to rethink the way giant stars ended in the universe earlier.

Indian scientists discover 28 new stars in Milky Way

July 27, 2019 2:45 pm

NGC 4147 was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1784, who described the globular cluster as "very bright, pretty large, gradually brighter in the middle."

Supermassive stars may have been born amid globular clusters: Study

June 25, 2018 9:55 pm

Scientists have come closer to understanding how different chemical elements are found around stars that are part of supermassive clusters.

'Oumuamua' likely came from a binary star system: Study

March 20, 2018 6:58 pm

A study shows that the interstellar space rock 'Oumuamua' could have originated from a binary star system.

NASA's upcoming space telescope to explore nearby stars, find life on other planets

January 11, 2018 9:07 pm

Scientists will launch a space telescope in the near future, to understand the effect stars have on planets. The studies will help understand if the planets orbiting these stars could have life on them.

Neighbouring galaxy has many more stars than estimated: Study

January 05, 2018 6:07 pm

A constellation has been found to have more stars than previously estimated, as per researchers studying the Tarantula nebula.

Dust, not aliens, behind mysterious flickering star: Study

January 04, 2018 10:00 pm

Scientists have confirmed that Tabby's Star brightens and dims due to surrounding dust, and not an alien megastructure.

NASA to launch SuperTIGER scientific balloon to study rare cosmic particles

December 07, 2017 7:28 pm

NASA are set to launch the SuperTIGER scientific balloon to study rare cosmic ray particles entering Earth's atmosphere.

Rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies

October 17, 2015 4:34 pm

The majority of stars have been believed to lie on a "main sequence," where the larger a galaxy's mass, the higher its efficiency to form new stars.

The big splash

September 12, 2014 1:00 am

With television premieres of big ticket films gaining ground, Screen takes a look at the innovative strategies adopted by channels to lure the tele-viewers