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November 2, 2017 2:15 PM Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt's Great Pyramid

High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged particles called muons wink into existence and out again within millionths of a second 4088

October 31, 2017 6:10 PM Mystery of the 'monster' planet half the size of the sun astronomers say should not exist

A 'monster' planet, which should in theory not exist, has been discovered orbiting a faint dwarf star far, far away, surprised astronomers have revealed. The existence of the gassy giant challenges long-standing theories that such a big planet - about the size of Jupiter - cannot be formed around a star so small. Artist's impression of the planet NGTS- 189

October 30, 2017 12:51 AM Unity in diversity easier said than done, says PM Narendra Modi

Bengaluru: Dismissing the Opposition’s claim that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democartic Alliance government was trying to enforce uniformity in place of ‘unity in diversity’, which has been the bedrock of the nation’s unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the slogan was easier said than done. Speaking at the valedictory of the two day Soundarya 210

October 28, 2017 2:35 AM First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Astronomers were stunned to see the first known object flung through our cosmic neighborhood from interstellar space. A/2017 U1 is most likely of interstellar origin. Approaching from above, it was closest to the sun on September 9. Traveling at 27 miles per second (44 kilometers per second), the comet is headed away from Earth and the sun on its way out of the solar 176

October 28, 2017 2:08 AM Is mysterious object seen speeding past sun a ‘visitor’ from another star system?

A mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun could be the first space rock traced back to a different solar system, according to astronomers tracking the body. While other objects have previously been mooted as having interstellar origins, experts say the latest find, an object estimated to be less than 400m in diameter, is the best contender yet. “The exciting 165

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM 'Alien' rock could be first confirmed object from outside our solar system

The 400m object has an unusual orbit that scientists say could only have come from beyond our neighbourhood. Moving between stars and occasionally passing through other solar systems, it is something scientists have long believed to exist. "This is the first such detection," said Paul Chodas, head of the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies. He said that while 135

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM Canadian astronomer spots 'visitor' from beyond our solar system

'Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,' professor says No, it's not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something that originated beyond our solar system. For the first time, astronomers have observed something passing through our solar system that has likely travelled light years to get here. The object — which initially 458

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun

The traveller (maybe from another star) didn’t stay long and it’s moving away fast Travelling between the stars has been a dream of humanity for generations. But while our species might not be able to make that trek for a long while, there are some seasoned travelers whizzing around the galaxy, and one of them stopped by our solar system this week. Astronomer 153

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System

Sync your calendar with the solar system Scientists around the world are watching its journey, hoping to glean as much information as they can before it gets too far away. “We are just scrambling right now to secure big telescope time, prepare our observations and download the data,” said Karen Meech, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii Institute 177

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM The First Interstellar Object to Be Seen May Have Just Visited Our Solar System

Astronomers may have spotted the first comet or asteroid to visit from beyond the solar system. They’re now scurrying to aim telescopes at the object, provisionally called A/2017 U1, to learn more about its mysterious origins. Here’s what is known so far: It’s roughly 1300 feet in diameter and is moving in a weird orbit, highly inclined to the plane 140