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LIGO Finds 3rd Gravitation Waves from Black Holes

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black holes collided to form a larger black hole. The newfound black hole formed by ...

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Alien Megastructure’s Flip-Flop Brightness Intrigues Space Researchers

Alien Megastructure or Dyson Sphere

Initially thought an “Alien Megastructure”, the recently named Tabby Star suddenly started dipping brightness that send the oberservs of the celestial body intrigued about its mystrious source of light and its fluctuations. Discovered by the NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, the KIC 8462852 has been named Tobby Star after Tabetha Boyajian, lead researcher of the team that observed the celestial body ...

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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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Reckon High-Speed Internet as ISRO Prepares to Launch GSAT-19 in June

Indian space agency is all set to launch its prestigious GSAT-19 satellite, third in GSAT series to complete the mission to provide the sleepy Internet in India a significant boost to become a high-speed Internet nation. The project with three GSAT communications satellites — GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — will fulfil the future communication needs of Internet, television and smartphone ...

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ISRO to Launch 100 Foreign, 3 Indian Satellites in February

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch 103 satellites, 100 of them foreign, in one go aboard the rocket PSLV-C37, which will be placed in their respective orbits in different directions. The operation of separating them by angle and time will be crucial so that they never collide with each other in different orbits. The satellites are ...

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PSLV-C36 Lifts Off RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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Bizarre ‘Frankenstein’ Galaxy Found 250 Mln Light Years Away

  About 250 million light years away from our universe, an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies, was found using NASA telescopes and other observatories. A new study to be published in the Astrophysical Journal reveals the secret of UGC 1382, a galaxy that had originally been thought to be old, small and typical. Instead, ...

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250,000 Galaxies Detected in Ultra-Deep Survey of Universe

In a first of its kind, researchers have obtained the deepest ever view of the universe where over 250,000 galaxies have been detected in an area four times the size of full moon. Astronomers at the University of Nottingham, led by Omar Almaini, Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, presented their results at the National Astronomy ...

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Life’s Possible in 3 New Exoplanets: MIT Team

Three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light years away from Earth could become the next space colony targets with size and temperature comparable to those of Earth and Venus, perhaps the best livable planets found ever. An international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have detected the three planets using TRAPPIST ...

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Russian Scientists Record Space Gravitational Waves, Prove Einstein True Again

Confirming a significant prediction made in the special theory of relativity by Albert Einstein in 1916, Russian scientists have captured gravitational waves as part of their LIGO project pioneering a new understanding of space. The advanced Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has achieved the first direct measurement. A primary source of gravitational waves is a series of astronomical events called compact ...

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India in Space: Year End Review of ISRO’s Achievements in 2015

From positive news of Mars Orbiter Mission completing its task successfully and enhancing it lifespan for few more years, ISRO has made every Indian smile with pride in 2015. Hardwork, dedication and team spirit still dominate the sprawling ISRO campus in Bangalore and their efforts towards socially beneficial projects has equally taken centre-stage in 2015. Here is a glance at ...

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ISRO All Set for Launch of PSLV-C29 with 6 Singapore Satellites

​Indian space agency ISRO has begun preparations for the launch of its 32nd flight of PSLV commercial mission C-29 that will carry six Singaporean satellites weighing a total of around 625 kg on December 16 evening. The satellites will be lofted off into a 550-km circular orbit inclined at 15 degress to the equator. The major Singaporean earth observation satellite ...

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Space Debris WT1190F Falls Off Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean

As expected the space debris identified as “WT1190F” has fallen in the Indian Ocean, off the southern tip of Sri Lanka on Friday and most of it was burnt up on re-entry into the atmosphere and failed to entice the spectgators for a night of crackers in the sky. Measuring 3 to 6 feet, the junk was believed to be ...

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