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Construction of world’s largest telescope in Hawaii gets green signal 

India is one of the countries — along with USA, Canada, Japan and China — collaborating on this international project. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) together will spend a sum of Rs 1,300 crore for the project across 10 years of construction.

Brain of world's largest radio telescope designed

The SDP consortium, led by the University of Cambridge in the UK, has designed the elements that will together form the 'brain' of the SKA.


From this year, India set to manufacture key components for largest ground-based observatory

India is one of the member countries, along with institutions in the USA, Canada, Japan and China, that are working on the international mega science project, planned to be built on Mauna Kea in the Hawaiian islands.

Telescope to detect cosmic X-rays launched from Antarctica

The team hopes to gain new insights into how neutron stars and black holes in a binary orbit with stars grow by gobbling up stellar matter.

NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Launched on March 6 in 2009, NASA's Kepler space telescope combined cutting-edge techniques in measuring stellar brightness with the largest digital camera outfitted for outer space observations.

Recycled telescope to help create 3D map of Universe

A research group will use a 45-year-old telescope to create a 3D map of the Universe.


NASA's flying telescope Sofia to study Saturn's moon, comets in 2018

NASA's airborne telescope, Sofia, will take a look at Saturn's moons and neighbouring comets in 2018, in a way to better understand the planet and its surroundings.

Telescope: The year of high decibels

2015 was noisy and saw the PM Narendra Modi deliver. Speeches, that is.

Atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, a look at the proposed world's largest telescope

Here's a look at what makes Mauna Kea such a valuable place for both science and the Hawaiian culture.

China telescope could be Earth's 'sensitive ear' to listen to sounds from the universe

It will be 10 times more sensitive than the steerable 100-metre telescope near Bonn, Germany.