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ASTROSAT Sends First Space Telegram to ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation has received the first astroronomer’s telegram (Atel no. 8185) from the Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) observations oard the first astronomy satellite Astrosat. "The first Astroronomer’s telegram (Atel no. 8185) on SSM observations of GRS 1915+105 released on 18 October 2015," said ISRO in its statement on October 19. The Scanning sky Monitor (SSM) was pointed to ...

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India Launches its Biggest Telescope MAST in Udaipur

In a groundbreaking achievement, India uncovered the biggest telescope of the nation namely “Multi Application Solar Telescope” (MAST) at the Udaipur Solar Observatory on Tuesday. Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) belongs to the group of six sites around the world known as the Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG). MAST was put into action in order for USO to carry out a ...

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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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Giant galaxies die inside out

 In a major breakthrough towards understanding the formation of the universe, astronomers have figured out that star formation shuts down in the centres of elliptical galaxies first. The scientists made this observation with the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Hubble Space Telescope. A major astrophysical mystery has centred on how massive elliptical galaxies, common in the ...

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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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Another Quadruple Massive Planet with 4 Stars Discovered

A new planet with 3 stars clustered together in a four-star system was found 136 light years away from Earth, called 30 Ari as it is in the constellation Aries. The planet was known before, but was thought to have only 3 stars, not 4 stars. This is the second such a four-starred system has been found after the first four-star ...

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