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Indian-Origin Scientist Solves 10-year-old Mystery Over Fast Radio Busts From Universe

An Indian-origin scientist and his team from Cornell University found the origin of mysterious busts of radio waves from the cosmological source to more than 3 billion light-years away. The “fast radio bursts”, which puzzled space scientists for over ten years, were previously thought to have had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, but the astronomers now confirm that ...

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NASA’s Hubble Finds 2 Tiny Dwarf Galaxies

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has sent images of two tiny dwarf galaxies that have wandered from a vast cosmic wilderness into a nearby “big city” packed with galaxies, ahead of starting a firestorm of star birth. After being quiescent for billions of years, the galaxies, called Pisces A and B, are late bloomers because they have spent most of their ...

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Pluto Could be Hosting Alien Life, says UK Physicist

Ruling out humans-like existence on any planet in our galaxy, UK scientists said alien life forms could be living in the sub-surface of Pluto. Based on a possible subterranean sea underneath the glaciers as shown in New Horizons mission which passed by the dwarf planet recently, they are confident enough that the the warm sub-surface could be hosting life in ...

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Philae Comet Landing Yields New Results on Comet Surface

During the first ever landing of a probe on a comet, the world held its breath as Philae survived a bouncy landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014 and in a special issue of Science, 7 highlights that delve further into the data transmitted by Philae have come under scrutiny. In a detailed account, Jens Biele and his team ...

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Dark matter Not Mysterious but Similar to Sub-atomic Particles: Study

Researchers from the University of California found out that the dark matter, believed to mysterious and exotic, is not very different from subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s. They are similar to pions, which bind atomic nuclei together. they said. Dark matter makes up 85% of the mass of the universe and unlike stars and galaxies, it never ...

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NASA spy telescopes from NRO to decode mysterious dark energy

The US space agency is planning to use two former spy telescopes to study mysterious dark energy in space. NASA received the two telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office (() intelligence agency. They were originally intended for the “Future Imaginary Architecture” programme aimed at creating a new generation of reconnaissance satellites for US intelligence. The spy telescopes given to NASA ...

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NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Finds Distant Planet, Using Microlensing Technique

NASA’s spitzer telescope has found a gas planet as far away as 13,000 light years away, the distant celestial body known in the category, called ‘Ogle-2014-BLG-0124Lb’. The gas giant planet is thought to be half the mass of Jupiter. Underlining the spitzer telescope discovery, scientists said Spitzer can be used further to see how planets are distributed throughout the spiral-shaped Milky ...

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Dark Matter darker than previously thought, say astronomers

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. This finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be. “Dark matter is an enigma we have long sought to unravel. With the ...

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The Role of Thread-Like Filaments in Evolution of Galaxy

An international team of researchers discovered that thread-like "filaments" in the cosmic web play an important role in the evolution of galaxies like our Milky Way. The cosmic web is a large-scale web-like structure comprising galaxies and the filaments are like bridges connecting the denser regions in the cosmic web. "We think the cosmic web, dominated by dark matter, formed ...

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