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The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj. With this, Pandit Jasraj has become the first Indian maestro to have a planet named after him. The asteroid, which is located between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey at Mount Lemmon in Arizona (United States) in ..
Topics: Asteroid • Astronomy • Jasraj • Mewati gharana • Mount Lemmon • Mount Lemmon Survey • Musicians • Pandit Jasraj Institute for Music, Research, Artistry and Appreciation • Pandit Jasraj Institute of Music Toronto • Planet • Rajasthani people • Space Science
For the first time have Astronomers have discovered water vapour signatures in the atmosphere of a planet beyond our solar system that resides in the habitable zone (the region around a star which can support liquid water given sufficient atmospheric pressure). Discovery of Water Vapour in Habitable Zone The Astronomers from the Center for Space ..
Topics: Aquarius • Astronomy • Circumstellar habitable zone • Discovery Program • Exoplanetology • Exoplanets • K2-155d • Kepler space telescope • Physical sciences • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence • Space observatories • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
For the first time, the astronomers at the University College London have discovered water vapour in the atmosphere of an Earth-size planet called K2-18b. They used data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The exoplanet “K2-18b” is 8-times the mass of Earth and known as a super-Earth. It orbits a red dwarf star 110 light-years away ..
Topics: Astronomy • Cygnus • Discoveries of exoplanets • Exoplanetology • Exoplanets • Extraterrestrial water • K2-155d • K2-18b • Kepler space telescope • Planetary science • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence • Super-Earth
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of 347 scientists has won the 2020 ‘Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics’ for the first image of a super-massive black hole. The $3 million prize is also known as the ‘Oscars of Science’. The team produced the world’s first-ever image of a black hole circled by a flame-orange halo ..
Topics: Anton Zensus • Astronomy • Black hole • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics • EHT • Event Horizon Telescope • Galaxies • M87 • Messier 87 • Natural sciences • Physical sciences • Supermassive black hole
Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute of Germany have recently discovered a new black hole named Holmberg 15A that is clocking in at 40 billion times the mass of the Sun. The black hole is supergiant elliptical galaxy i.e. around 700 million light-years away from Earth and resides right at the centre of the Abell ..