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What is Planet Nine?

Planet Nine is a hypothetical planet that is said to be 10 times the size of the Earth and orbits far beyond Neptune a highly eccentric orbit around the Sun. It was first proposed in 2012 to explain perturbations in the orbits of draft planets beyond Neptune’s orbit, which are called Kuiper Belt objects. Its ..




Government of India (GoI) gives ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India Laboratory in Hingoli district

The Government of India (GoI) has given ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) Laboratory in Hingoli District of Maharashtra. The LIGO-India Observatory is scheduled to be operational in 2024 in collaboration with the LIGO Laboratory in United States. This is the 3rd observatory identical to two other ..


Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves were for the first time discovered in February, 2016, 100 years after they were hypothesized by Albert Einstein in 1916. These waves were detected by the scientists working at two LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) facilities in United States. LIGO scientists detected these gravitational waves produced by collision of two black holes located ..