May 24, 2012
A powerful solar telescope billed as the largest in Europe opened recently on Spain's Canary Islands. Scientists say it will allow them to study the sun in unprecedented detail. With a mirror diam...
April 22, 2012
Planet Venus will have its date with the sun on June 6. The inferior planet (called that as it is closer to the sun), will be seen to move stealthily across the disk of the rising sun. Called a tra...
February 20, 2012
In a rather not-so-common astronomical occurrence, Venus and Jupiter will come very close to each other in the western part of the sky and be joined by a crescent moon, the three celestial bodies...
February 9, 2012
Sky gazers are in for a double astro-treat this weekend as Mars, Saturn and a bright star can be easily viewed without optical aids from sunset to sunrise.
The cosmic show will begin on F...
January 12, 2012
Kepler-34 b, Kepler-35 b binary star systems have low-density gas-giant planets orbiting them
December 7, 2011
Thank you for holding, our operators are no longer broke. Astronomers announced on Monday that they had taken E.T. off hold and resumed searching for radio signals from extraterrestrial civi...
October 29, 2011
Scores of enthusiastic children, youth and adults queued up at the Anna Science Centre Planetarium to catch a closer glimpse of the celestial phenomenon, ‘Jupiter Opposition,' here on Friday.<...
September 16, 2011
Astronomers claim to have discovered a planet which orbits two suns, like the fictional planet Tatooine featured in the sci-fi film series Star Wars.
An international team, which m...
July 10, 2011
Neptune — the blue coloured eighth planet of the solar system, will this year complete its first revolution of the sun since its discovery in 1846. The heavenly body will celebrate its...
June 30, 2011
Moon to come directly between Earth and Venus »
May 3, 2012
The trio of sun, earth and moon will depict an interesting view of partial solar eclipse on May 21, which will be seen in the eastern part of the country.The partial solar eclipse will begin...
February 21, 2012
Astronomers have revealed the moon’s recent geological activity — they claim the Earth’s natural satellite’s crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surf...
Astronomy, rocky planet, GJ667Cc, solar system, inhabitable planet,
February 15, 2012
Astronomers have recently announced that a rocky planet named GJ667Cc, outside our solar system, is potentially inhabitable. It has water, a similar surface temperature as our earth, and absorbs ab...
January 18, 2012
If you just care to look up, the sky's teeming with stars, constellations and planets that are waiting to be explored. »
December 21, 2011
The Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to their star to be i...
November 13, 2011
It's known that our solar system has always had four giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. Now, astronomers claim to have found evidence which suggests that the solar system might h...
October 23, 2011
Nicknamed “Snow White,” it lies outside Neptune and orbiting sun as part of Kuiper belt »
July 14, 2011
This year, a rocket will carry a boxcar-sized module into orbit, the first building block for a Chinese space station. Around 2013, China plans to launch a lunar probe that will set a rover loose o...
July 7, 2011
It began as a bright white dot in Saturn’s northern hemisphere. Within days, the dot grew larger and stormier. Soon the tempest enveloped the ringed planet, triggering lightning...
June 24, 2011
Scientists have collected what they say is the strongest ever evidence which suggests Saturn’s moon Enceladus has a large saltwater ocean beneath its surface. NASA’s Ca...