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Astronomers find the 'Mega-Earth'

Cambridge, June 3 (IBNS): Astronomers have announced that they have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.

CERN's ALPHA experiment measures charge of antihydrogen

Geneva, June 3 (IBNS): In a paper published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, the ALPHA experiment at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator (AD) reported a measurement of the electric charge of antihydrogen atoms, finding it to be compatible with zero to eight decimal places.

NASA poke hole in Black Hole 'Doughnut' theory

Washington, May 23 (IBNS) A survey of more than 170,000 supermassive black holes, using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has astronomers reexamining a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.

CERN openlab publishes a whitepaper on future IT challenges

Geneva, May 22 (IBNS): CERN openlab, the public-private partnership between CERN, leading IT companies and research institutes, on Thurday released a whitepaper on future IT challenges in scientific research to shape its upcoming three-year phase starting in 2015.

CERN sheds new light on cloud formation

Geneva, May 16 (IBNS): CERN, the European organization for nuclear research on Friday in a study on 'Cloud' noted that biogenic vapours emitted by trees and oxidised in the atmosphere have a significant impact on the formation of clouds, thus helping to cool the planet.

Turkey to become Associate Member State of CERN

Geneva, May 12 (IBNS): CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Taner Yildiz, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey on Monday signed an agreement admitting Turkey to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Meclis.

Team India heads for ISEF contention

New Delhi, May 10 (IBNS): Former Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam recently wished luck to the 18 young innovators with their exceptional inventions, set to prove their mantle at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the only global science competition for students from grades 8-12.

Forensics uncover planetary disks in NASA archive

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.

NASA telescopes find close, cold neighbor of Sun

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.

NASA discovers Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

Washington, Apr 18 (IBNS) Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

UN marks Day of human space flight, encourages exploration

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): The necessity for international cooperation in space and the universal utility of duct tape were among insights revealed when the United Nations sent a former astronaut into cyberspace on Friday to inspire young people to explore new frontiers on the anniversary of the first human space flight.

Mars Orbiter completes half of its journey

Bangalore, Apr 9 (IBNS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the country's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has crossed the half-way mark of its journey.

PSLV C24 launches India's 2nd navigation satellite

Sriharikota, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24, successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on Friday at 1714 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.