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Ranjona Banerji | Aah... the folly of youth ’twas to ‘other’ the old!

It’s not about how old you are. Maybe it’s about how old you make yourself out to be

19 Jun 2022 12:18 AM

Celestial excitement in store for sky gazers this month

Jupiter and Saturn will be shining bright in the southwestern hemisphere and Venus will shine right before dawn

13 Nov 2020 4:23 AM

Astronomers measure expansion rate of Universe

Astronomers have measured the expansion rate of the universe using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

10 Jan 2020 8:37 PM

Study suggests 'goldilocks stars' are best places to look for life

Astronomers are looking for planets in the habitable zone of stars which is often called 'goldilocks zone'.

10 Jan 2020 6:05 PM

NASA discovers Earth-sized planet with habitable conditions within 100 light years

Astronomers have made sure of the planet's potential with the help of the space research organization's Spitzer Space Telescope.

08 Jan 2020 3:51 PM


Study shows possibility of planets revolving around a black hole

New theory shows that tens of thousands of planets, 10 times the mass of the Earth, could be formed some 10 light-years from a black hole.

27 Nov 2019 10:40 AM

Scientists observe highest-energy light from a gamma-ray burst ever

The gamma-ray burst had an afterglow that featured the highest energy photons, a trillion times more energetic than visible light.

25 Nov 2019 11:53 AM

This light-sensing camera may help detect extraterrestrial life, dark matter

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created one of the highest-performance cameras ever

20 Nov 2019 10:38 AM

First global geologic map of Saturn's largest moon Titan completed

The map fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains on the celestial body's surgace.

19 Nov 2019 10:50 AM

Astronomical tourism in Chile aided by solar eclipse frenzy

Solar eclipse frenzy to fuel astronomical tourism in Chile in coming months.

08 Jun 2019 1:11 PM


Solar system's first interstellar immigrant discovered

All of the planets in our solar system, and the vast majority of other objects as well, travel around the Sun in the same direction.

22 May 2018 12:37 PM

Bizarre star that refuses to die discovered

The spectra obtained at Keck Observatory showed that this supernova looked like nothing ever seen before.

09 Nov 2017 3:19 PM

Launch of telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves

New telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves officially launched in La Palma.

05 Jul 2017 11:24 AM

Some exciting glimpses of the cosmos and beyond

So the author describes how anomalies in the motion of planet Uranus were a cause of worry.

09 Jun 2017 2:48 AM

Giant telescope to show up in Spain if Hawaii isn’t possible

TMT International Observatory says Hawaii's Mauna Kea remains the preferred location for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope.

31 Mar 2017 10:38 AM


Year later, revamped planetarium to open gates

The planetarium’s popularity grew each year and by 2014 it had received a footfall of more than 6.5 lakh visitors a year.

09 Jan 2017 5:39 AM

Extra second added to Indian time today

Adding the leap second to the Indian clock is done by the NPL under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

01 Jan 2017 9:27 PM

Supermoon to light up sky beginning Monday morning

The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky.

14 Nov 2016 10:27 AM