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Smith: The Boomerang Cloud

Posted By Rohit Ratnam   on February 28, 2016   

The Smith cloud, discovered by the astronomer Gail Smith in 1963, is a part of a class of objects called high velocity clouds, which are basically large collections of gas or dust moving at speeds in excess of 70 km per second found in the outer reaches of a galaxy .

Carl Sagan: The Man and his Cosmos

Posted By Karthik Nair   on November 09, 2016   

While millions of young people celebrated the day of love, 6 Billion kilometres from Earth, Voyager 1 travelling at the edges of the solar system, turned its camera around for one last photo of our planet across the great expanse of space

Eyes Turned Skywards

Posted By Prashanthi   on December 05, 2016   

Astronomy is a space science that has been in existence since antiquity, with its origin strongly tied with starkly varied subjects such as religion, mythology, astrology and mathematics.

Into the future

Posted By Anmol Mishra   on December 05, 2016   

Isn’t time travel something that we all think about? Whether sitting in a class or writing an exam, don’t we all wish we could go back to a particular time in the past or see just a glimpse of the future?

The Ninth Planet

Posted By Sameera   on December 05, 2016   

In 2005, Mike Brown discovered a tenth planet in the solar system, which was named Eris. Eris was about as big as Pluto (which was still a planet back then) and it orbited around the sun at a distance nearly three times greater.

Hawking Radiation

Posted By H. Bharadwaj   on December 22, 2016   

Black holes are the dream of every space enthusiast and in recent years one name has cropped up very frequently in relation to black holes, Stephan Hawking. One of his revolutionary achievements was the idea that black holes aren’t completely black

Dark matter, Dark energy and expansion of the universe

Posted By Niharika Mathur   on December 22, 2016   

Going by our basic knowledge about the nature of the universe, we believe that the universe had enough energy density that it became fairly clear that the universe was expanding.

Into the Unknowns

Posted By NIHARIKA YEDDANAPUDI   on December 22, 2016   

Imagination will often carry us to worlds than never were, but without it we go nowhere quoted Carl Sagan. Another day on this beautiful planet of ours called Earth.

Life of Universe and Cosmology

Posted By DEBOSHREE SARKAR   on December 22, 2016   

“Cosmology” it is the study of evolution, origin and ultimate fate of universe. According to religious studies, cosmology is about a theistically created world which is governed by supernatural powers