Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:46

Washington, April 5 (IANS) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.


AI to help in search for alien life

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34

London, April 4 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help astronomers predict the probability of life on other planets, according to a new study.


India trying to revive link with GSAT-6A

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:44

Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Indian space scientists and engineers are making all-out efforts to establish a link with the communication satellite GSAT-6A launched on March 29, said an official on Tuesday.


Hubble spots farthest individual star ever seen

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:54

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Setting a new distance record, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an enormous blue star nicknamed "Icarus", the farthest individual star ever seen.


Astronomers capture most distant star ever seen

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:12

Washington, April 2 (IANS) American astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from Earth, thanks to a rare cosmic alignment.


Ganges flow could double at 2 degrees C global warming

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:40

London, April 2 (IANS) Examining how climate change could raise food insecurity risk across the world, researchers have projected that the flow of the Ganges river could more than double at 2 degrees Celsius global warming, with floods putting food production at risk in countries like India.


SpaceX to launch 14th resupply mission to ISS on Monday

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:28

Washington, April 2 (IANS) SpaceX is targeting Monday for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) which will deliver science that studies thunderstorms on Earth, space gardening, potential pathogens in space, new ways to patch up wounds, among others.