Astronomy: News

24 Mar 2023

Space News

Space dust may unlock the mystery of alien life: Study

A new study suggests that space dust and debris from other planets might possess clues of life beyond Earth.

22 Mar 2023


Asia's largest liquid mirror telescope launched in Uttarakhand

Asia's largest four-meter International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) is now operational in Devasthal in Uttarakhand.

Glitch or mystery: JWST captures galaxy thrice in single image

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) makes exciting discoveries on a regular basis. Now, it has captured an image in which a galaxy within cluster RX J2129 appears thrice.

24 Feb 2023


Study sheds light on the mysterious happenings on Venus's surface

It is well-understood how Earth loses its heat but that is not the case with our neighboring planet, Venus.

17 Feb 2023


Astronomers detect new aurorae on Jupiter's 4 largest moons

Astronomers have spotted new aurorae, at visible wavelengths, on all four major moons of Jupiter -Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

09 Feb 2023

Space News

Astronomers discover a strange ring around this little planet

A mini-planet called Quaoar has taken astronomers by surprise.

23 Jan 2023

Space News

Indian telescope detects radio signal from the most distant galaxy

With the help of India's Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have captured a radio signal from the most distant galaxy.

13 Jan 2023

Space News

New theory explains why super-Earths have the same size

Scientists have come up with a new theory that can explain the formation of "super-Earths"- a class of exoplanets bigger than the Earth. Super-Earths are the most common type of exoplanet in the Milky Way.

11 Jan 2023

Space News

India's Chandra telescope captures comet seen once in 50,000 years

The Himalayan Chandra Telescope, operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), has captured an image of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

11 Jan 2023


NASA's TESS telescope spots a possibly habitable Earth-sized exoplanet

Astronomers, with the help of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), have discovered an exoplanet, called TOI 700 e, which is 95% Earth's size and is likely to be rocky like our planet.

10 Jan 2023


NASA's Hubble snaps stunning star cluster 20,000 light-years away

NASA has revealed a sparkling image of a nebula located 20,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Carina.

29 Dec 2022

Space News

Space and astronomy in 2023: The must-see events next year

The year 2023 will be an exciting one for seeing astronomical phenomena in the night sky.

02 Nov 2022


5 books about space and astronomy that astrophiles must read

Tap into the realm of the cosmos, one page at a time.

25 Oct 2022

Solar Eclipse

India witnessed this year's last solar eclipse today: Details here

India on Tuesday witnessed the year's last solar eclipse, which reportedly began in the country at Leh and Hanle in Ladakh, per the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.

20 Oct 2022

Solar Eclipse

2022's last partial solar eclipse to appear after Diwali

This year, we have witnessed several astronomical events including two lunar eclipses, two solar eclipses, the five-planet alignment, Hunter's moon, Blood moon, passage of an interstellar comet along with two meteor showers.

15 Sep 2022


Astronomers find Saturn-like baby planet hidden in dust

Astronomers have always found it challenging to observe planetary birth and development in protoplanetary discs. Maybe not anymore.

22 Jul 2022


Best planetariums in India to introduce your kids to astronomy

If you are inclined toward space exploration and astronomy, then planetariums or taramandals are a must-visit for you.

12 Jul 2022


Rare spectacle: July 13 to witness 2022's biggest moon!

We saw the last supermoon , Strawberry Moon on June 14, and now on July 13, be prepared to see the biggest moon of 2022!

03 Jul 2022


Earthshine Moon July 2022: When and how to watch it?

This year has been great for astronomy enthusiasts. From the five-planet alignment and Blood Moon to the Tau Herculids (TAH #0061) meteor shower, there has been something for everyone.

24 Jun 2022


Manhattanhenge: The magical phenomenon on Manhattan's east-west streets

When the setting Sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid, illuminating both sides of every cross street on the island, it is a sight to behold.

14 Jun 2022


Strawberry Moon: When will it peak and how to watch?

The Strawberry Moon, which is this year's second supermoon, will appear bright and full in the night sky on Tuesday (June 14).

04 Jun 2022

Space News

Rare 5-planet alignment will adorn the sky all of June

It is always a larger-than-life feeling to watch celestial activities high up in the sky, be it a solar eclipse, or a shooting star.

23 May 2022

Space News

Massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 27

According to NASA, an asteroid that is four times the size of the Empire State Building will get really close to Earth on May 27.

14 May 2022


Super flower blood moon appears May 15: Know the details

A spectacular super moon is due on May 15. All thanks to a lunar eclipse, this time we'll get to see a blood moon.

29 Apr 2022

Solar Eclipse

Black Moon 2022: A rare occurrence in the night sky

April 30 will have the first solar eclipse of this year, but we in India will not be able to see it.

26 Apr 2022

Solar Eclipse

First Solar Eclipse of 2022: Timing, visibility and some facts

The first solar eclipse of 2022 will take place on April 30.

13 Apr 2022


5 planets, the Moon to align in epic stargazing event

Skywatchers and others will soon be treated to an intriguing celestial spectacle beginning from the last week of April.

17 Mar 2022


Worm Moon: All there is to know about this Supermoon

The first full moon of this month has a rather strange name--Worm Moon.

05 Nov 2020


Mineral discovered in Moon meteorite could help study Earth's mantle

A new mineral has been discovered in a lunar meteorite by European researchers.

15 Sep 2020

Solar System

How scientists found potential signs of life on 'inhospitable' Venus

Recently, a team of scientists made major headlines for discovering potential signs of life on Venus.

21 Jun 2020

Solar Eclipse

India to witness annular solar eclipse today; details here

India will witness an annular solar eclipse on Sunday morning.

07 May 2020

Space News

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

Astronomers have discovered a new black hole, and it is not really far away.

In this US town, using Wi-Fi is illegal. Here's why

As the demands to have Wi-Fi enabled across public places grow louder, it becomes increasingly harder to imagine places without access to wireless internet.

04 Aug 2019


ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2

Days after a series of morphed photos of the Earth, purportedly clicked by Chandrayaan-2, were circulated through WhatsApp forwards, the Indian Space Research Organization has released the official ones.

16 Jul 2019

Space News

More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission on July 20, a United States-based tech professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has conducted a survey about space travel.

16 Jul 2019


Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

If you are someone who likes to keep a lookout for interesting occurrences in the night sky, you would be delighted to learn that on July 16 and 17, various parts of the world will witness a partial lunar eclipse, including India.

18 Jun 2019


Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

21 Jan 2019


Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

On the intervening night between January 20 and January 21, certain parts of the world became witness to the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, and the last one before May 2021.

28 Dec 2018


2019: Of 5 eclipses, 2 will be visible in India

Astronomy enthusiasts and skygazers around the world will be able to watch five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India.

13 Dec 2018


Here's how you can watch shooting stars tonight

There's good news for stargazers today.