Astronomy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

AP Columbae: Closest young star to the Earth

Recently, the planetary scientists have discovered the closest young star to Earth. The star, named AP Columbae, is the closest so-called “pre mainsequence” star. It is located in the constellation of Columba, which has been studied for the last 15 years, but was recently discovered to be very young and close to earth. AP Columbae ..

PSR J1719-1438 b: The Planet made of Diamond discovered

Recently, astronomers have claimed to have found a planet entirely made of diamonds. The planet PSR J1719-1438 b is an extra solar planet, discovered on August 25, 2011 in orbit around PSR J1719-1438, a millisecond pulsar. PSR J1719 -1438 is a pulsar some 4,000 light years away in the Serpens constellation. The pulsar completes more ..

Current Affairs : August 12, 2011

Cells that Can Destroy Leukemia developed by US Scientists U.S. scientists developed cells that can destroy leukemia in three weeks That could lead to new and effective treatments for deadly blood cancer A new engineering technique involving leukemia patients treated with their own T cells T cells: A type of white blood cells that were ..