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ISRO is thinking of developing next-gen astronomy satellite to follow up on its AstroSat mission
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ISRO is thinking of developing next-gen astronomy satellite to follow up on its AstroSat mission

According to ISRO officials, data from AstroSat is widely utilised for the study of various fields of astronomy, from galactic to extra-galactic and from users from all over the world.

Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change
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Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change

Our climate is determined by these energy flows. When the amount of energy coming in is more than the energy going out, the planet warms up

Seven-year-old Brazilian girl discovers 7 asteroids for NASA, becomes world's youngest astronomer
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Seven-year-old Brazilian girl discovers 7 asteroids for NASA, becomes world's youngest astronomer

Nicole Oliveira has been honoured by the International Astronomical Search Collaboration for her inputs in asteroid searches.

Astronomers see black hole swallowing neutron star for the first time
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Astronomers see black hole swallowing neutron star for the first time

The last 500 orbits before the neutron stars were swallowed took less than a minute and generated as much energy as all the visible light in the observable universe.

Spectrograph to be built, developed indigenously for India's largest optical telescope Devasthal near Nainital
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Spectrograph to be built, developed indigenously for India's largest optical telescope Devasthal near Nainital

Indigenous world in building complex instruments in India is an important step to become 'Aatmanirbhar' in astronomy and astrophysics, an expert said.

Scientists catch precise moments of impact as meteoroid explodes in Jupiter's atmosphere
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Scientists catch precise moments of impact as meteoroid explodes in Jupiter's atmosphere

The observation is from a 17 millisecond snapshot in time, and researchers aren't sure what happened to the bright flash outside that time frame.

Elusive neutron star remnants of famous Supernova 1987A finally found, scientists claim
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Elusive neutron star remnants of famous Supernova 1987A finally found, scientists claim

In a decade, scientists expect to be able to see emissions from the pulsar better, to back their hypothesis with evidence.

'Ghost particle' spotted in 2019 traced to shredded star by neutrino observatory in Antarctica
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'Ghost particle' spotted in 2019 traced to shredded star by neutrino observatory in Antarctica

The high-energy neutrino was shot out across the cosmos, travelling over 700 million light-years to an observatory below the South Pole.

DST astronomers trace huge optical flare from supermassive black hole discovered in the 1960s
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DST astronomers trace huge optical flare from supermassive black hole discovered in the 1960s

Blazars, or feeding supermassive black holes, are popular astronomical subjects due to their complicated mechanism of emission.

New timeline for water-forged terrain on Mars proposed, days before Perseverance rover landing
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New timeline for water-forged terrain on Mars proposed, days before Perseverance rover landing

Scientists are exploring the theory that Mars was once habitable. The Jezero Crater is thought to have hosted an ancient lake.

Pair of distant ‘baby’ black holes appear to be misbehaving – experts are perplexed
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Pair of distant ‘baby’ black holes appear to be misbehaving – experts are perplexed

The study was the first 'spectral variability' survey to study how galaxies change brightness at different frequencies.

Japan scientists to study asteroid Ryugu samples for source of heat, clues of life on Earth
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Japan scientists to study asteroid Ryugu samples for source of heat, clues of life on Earth

JAXA is continuing an initial examination of the asteroid samples ahead of fuller studies next year.

First-ever cloudless 'hot Jupiter' with four-day year discovered in exoplanet survey
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First-ever cloudless 'hot Jupiter' with four-day year discovered in exoplanet survey

The gas giant was first detected in 2012 using the Wide Angle Search for Plants (WASP) South survey, but this is the first time that its atmosphere has been studied

Citizen scientists help create 'most complete' 3D map of brown dwarfs in Milky Way
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Citizen scientists help create 'most complete' 3D map of brown dwarfs in Milky Way

Telescopes can detect brown dwarfs because they emit heat in the form of infrared light, left over from their formation.

Scientists witness the death of a galaxy 9 million light-years away unfold, in a remarkable first
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Scientists witness the death of a galaxy 9 million light-years away unfold, in a remarkable first

The rare and recent discovery also shows that galaxies could shut down as a result of mergers.

NASA shares Hubble image of dazzling supernova-prone 'fireworks galaxy' NGC 6946
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NASA shares Hubble image of dazzling supernova-prone 'fireworks galaxy' NGC 6946

Stargazers are able to marvel at NGC 6946 with a telescope since it is a face-on galaxy, that observers see it facing them at all times.

Space exploration in 2021 to see missions to Mars, the Moon, views from beyond 'deep space'
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Space exploration in 2021 to see missions to Mars, the Moon, views from beyond 'deep space'

An eclipse in May overlaps with a period when the moon is close to Earth, in what is known by some as a 'super blood moon'.

Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare 'double planet' conjunction on 21 December
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Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare 'double planet' conjunction on 21 December

The best viewing conditions will be near the equator, and the further north one views from, the shorter the occurrence will appear before sinking below the horizon.

Million galaxies mapped in 300-hour-effort to create, corroborate data about the universe
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Million galaxies mapped in 300-hour-effort to create, corroborate data about the universe

The census will be used to study everything from star formation to evolution of galaxies to supermassive black holes and their interaction.

Celestial events that astronomers, skygazers should look out for this December 2020
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Celestial events that astronomers, skygazers should look out for this December 2020

Apart from a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on 21 December, 30 December will also see a full moon.