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Devasthal Optical Telescope

Devasthal Optical Telescope is a 3.6 m optical telescope in Nainital in Uttarakhand. It is the largest of its kind (reflecting telescope) in Asia. It was built by ARIES (Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences) which is an autonomous institute under the department of science and technology. It has been operating since 2016. It is ..

Rare superluminous supernova spotted by Indian researchers

Indian researchers have spotted an extremely bright, hydrogen deficient, fast-evolving supernova (SN). Key points The rare spotted supernova shines with energy borrowed from exotic type of neutron star having ultra-powerful magnetic field. Study on such ancient spatial objects can help in solving the mysteries of early universe. SN was spotted using special arrangements at India’s ..

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PM Narendra Modi unveils Asia's largest optical telescope ARIES at Nainital

Asia’s largest and first of its kind optical telescope Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) was unveiled at Devasthal in Nainital District, Uttrakahnd. It was remotely activated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel from Belgium. Key facts Aries telescope was joint collaborative technological effort between Indian and Belgian scientists. ..

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