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Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): The last time we saw NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission was on July 30, 2020, as it disappeared into the black of deep space on a trajectory for Mars. But with NASA's Eyes on the Solar System, you can follow in real-time as humanity's most sophistic
Updated : 12 months ago IST
Maryland [USA], August 5 (ANI): As Carl Sagan famously said, "We're made of star stuff" -- but how do stars distribute their essential "stuff" for life into space? NASA's telescope on an airplane, SOFIA, is finding some answers by watching pulsating stars as they expand and contract, almost
Washington D.C.[USA], Aug 4 (ANI): An international team of astronomers including Gisela Ortiz-Leon from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn discovered a Saturn-like planet orbiting a small, cool star by detecting the "wobble" in the star's motion caused by the gravi
Washington D.C.[USA], Aug 4 (ANI): New detailed observations with NSF's NOIRLab facilities reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in at 25 Earth-masses, and slightly smaller than Neptune, this exoplanet's
Updated : 1 year ago IST
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 3 (ANI): A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars' surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to a new study by Western and UBC researchers.
Hawaii [US], Aug 3 (ANI): Astronomers using two Maunakea Observatories, Subaru Telescope and W. M. Keck Observatory- combined with the power of machine learning, have discovered a nearby galaxy that has broken the record for having the lowest level of oxygen ever seen.
Massachusetts [USA], July 27 (ANI): Scientists from the Centre for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian and the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Monday announced the first successful measurement and characterisation of the 'central engine' of a large solar flare.
Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has spotted new gas signatures at Mars. These are known to unlock new secrets about the Martian atmosphere and will enable a more accurate determination of whether there is methane, a gas associated with biological or geological
Washington D.C. [USA], July 20 (ANI): Many exoplanets known today are 'super-Earths,' with a radius 1.3 times that of Earth, and 'mini-Neptunes,' with 2.4 Earth radii. Mini-Neptunes, which are less dense, was long thought to be gas planets, made up of hydrogen and helium.
California [US], July 20 (ANI): Filling in the most significant gaps in our understanding of the universe's history, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released Sunday a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the cosmos ever created.
Washington D.C. [USA], July 13 (ANI): Starspots are more common among red giant stars than previously thought. In the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany report that approximately eight per cent of red gia
Washington DC [USA], July 11 (ANI): With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have discovered two highly unusual brown dwarfs and balls of gas that are not massive enough to power themselves the way stars do.