20 Jul, 2024
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TESS satellites sends a stunning test image of more than 200,000 stars

NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) that was launched on April 18 aboard SpaceX Falcon rocket has spent just a few days in the space and yet, it managed to send a stunning test image consisting of more than 200,000 stars in a single frame. The image released by NASA shows […]

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Researchers reveal binary star system in the ant-shaped Ant Nebula using lasers from the old nebula

An ant-shaped Nebula known as Ant Nebula or Menzel 3 was discovered back in the 1920s by theoretical astronomer and astrophysicist Donald Menzel. It is located in the constellation Norma about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. It has intrigued many scientists due to its distinct shape because of which, a team of researchers started collecting […]

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The pressure inside a proton is greater than a neutron star: a study suggests

A neutron star is the densest object known in the universe bearing an extremely high pressure inside its core, however, it is baffling that a proton which is a component of an atom which is indeed extremely small bears more internal pressure that even the neutron star. According to the researchers at the Jefferson Lab […]

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Amateur astronomer points his camera towards sky and accidentally captures Supernova

An amateur astronomer has got hold of the first burst of the exploding supernova. Getting the initial bright light of the newly born supernova is considered to be very rare and the chances of such discovery are 1 in every 10 million supernovae. But, this lucky amateur astronomer from Argentina successfully managed to see the […]

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Earth 2.0: Does TRAPPIST-1 host another “Earth”

Here’s the biggest discovery of the century – a dim star system, consisting of seven Earth-sized planets, called “TRAPPIST-1”. In the most recent celestial breakthrough, scientists have stumbled upon seven tightly-packed Earth-sized planets, orbiting around a muted star called TRAPPIST-1. The number of planets and the intensity of radiation the planets are receiving from their […]

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Scientists Ferret Out Black Hole That Is Fuelling Star Formation

It seems scientists are inching nearer to the complete exploration of ‘black hole enigma,’ which has been overwhelming astronomers since centuries. In a remarkable breakthrough, an international team of scientists has detected a black hole that is fueling star formation – a detection that can pave multiple new paths for solving black hole inscrutability. A […]

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Celestial Valentine: NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Detects Tumultuous Romance between Star and Planet

Valentine day is around the corner, and the entire world is busy in expressing their love to their special persons. But do you know, in the angelic realm, there is a couple who are also celebrating the love week? Jokes apart, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, which is the fourth and final telescope of NASA Great […]

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Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Intangible White Dwarf Pulsar

In a celestial breakthrough, a team of scientists in the UK and South Africa has stumbled on a first-of-its-kind ‘White Dwarf Pulsar,’ holding the mass close to Earth. The White Dwarf Pulsar, located nearly 380 light years away from earth is mimicking the secretions of a neutron star. Named as AR Scorpii (AR Sco), the […]