Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: stars

Through Indian telescope, astronomers spot mysterious birth of stars in distant dwarf galaxies

AstroSat observations give insight into how dwarf galaxies evolved but raise questions on how stars form in their outer regions. Findings of team from India, US & France published in Nature.

It’s confirmed. This 93-million-year-old crocodile once ate a dinosaur, albeit a juvenile one

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

A massive filament of hydrogen 55,000 light years away, and how supergiant stars die

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

This unusual star cluster with two tails is set to dissolve as 100% black holes, in 1 bn yrs

The Palomar 5 star cluster is ejecting its stars and filling up with black holes. A billion years from now, it will dissolve fully as only black holes.

What caused rare 2015 supernova? Indian astronomers on space quest trace it to rarer star

Researchers from Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences discover that a 2015 supernova came from 2 stars, one of which was the extremely rare Wolf-Rayet star.

For the first time ever, astronomers are witnessing a galaxy’s ‘death’ as it’s happening

Research team accidentally discovers galaxy that is dying nine billion light years away using the ALMA, or Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope.

There’s a 2nd kind of fusion happening in the Sun, scientists confirm through neutrinos

The detection of these neutrinos shows that while the Sun is primarily powered by proton fusion, bigger & hotter stars are powered by ‘CNO cycle’ fusion.

Jupiter-sized planet found orbiting a dead star — a first in space discoveries

Planet WD 1856b, located 80 light years from Earth, is thought to be about 14 times the mass of Jupiter and goes around the star every 34 hours.

India’s AstroSat telescope discovers one of the earliest galaxies to have formed

Located 9.3 billion light years away, the galaxy is the first to have been observed in the extreme UV environment and it offers insights into the conditions of the early universe.

Hubble telescope turns 30 — here’s a look at 5 iconic images it beamed back from space

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on 24 April 1990. In the past 30 years, the telescope captured some iconic images from intergalactic spars to massive blackholes.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.