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Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data
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Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data

Study authors suspect the low-frequency signal might be coming from gravitational waves, which serves an indicator of cosmic activity.

Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe
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Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe

They found that both systems are likely being shaped by “similar principles of network dynamics, despite the radically different scales and processes at play”.

Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics awarded to Penrose, Genzel and Ghez for findings in cosmology, black holes
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Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics awarded to Penrose, Genzel and Ghez for findings in cosmology, black holes

Half the award was shared between two researchers that helped discover that every galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole.

Physics scientist Thanu Padmanabhan receives M P Birla Memorial Award in cosmology
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Physics scientist Thanu Padmanabhan receives M P Birla Memorial Award in cosmology

In his memorial lecture, 'Gravity and the Cosmos', he spoke about the role gravity has played in shaping the Universe.

Stephen Hawking's death marks not just loss of a great physicist, but also a passionate science communicator
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Stephen Hawking's death marks not just loss of a great physicist, but also a passionate science communicator

A TIFR scientist recounts the experience of watching Stephen Hawking speak to a packed audience during an international conference in India | #FirstCulture

The Stephen Hawking I knew: Physicist unravelled mysteries of the cosmos that even Einstein overlooked
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The Stephen Hawking I knew: Physicist unravelled mysteries of the cosmos that even Einstein overlooked

Stephen Hawking's greatest contribution was on cosmology and black hole physics.

Stephen Hawking Dead; updates: Physicist had warned that humans would have to leave Earth in 100 years
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Stephen Hawking Dead; updates: Physicist had warned that humans would have to leave Earth in 100 years

Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, known for his work on black holes and gravity, has died aged 76, a spokesperson for the family has said.

Astronomers detect for first time light coming from the very first stars of our universe
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Astronomers detect for first time light coming from the very first stars of our universe

First stars rich in hydrogen were massive, tens and thousands time massive than our Sun. Massive stars live fast and burn out fast.

Colliding black holes could be lurking at the outskirts of spiral galaxies like the Milky Way
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Colliding black holes could be lurking at the outskirts of spiral galaxies like the Milky Way

The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions claims the study.

NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system
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NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system

The planets are locked in an orbital resonance, each gravitationally tugging the next planet, and keeping it in place.

Waterloo researchers capture first ever image of dark matter web connecting galaxies
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Waterloo researchers capture first ever image of dark matter web connecting galaxies

Dark matter does not reflect or absorb light, does not shine, and has historically been undetectable.

Nasa to study the solar system and develop methods for manned missions to celestial bodies
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Nasa to study the solar system and develop methods for manned missions to celestial bodies

Nasa has added four new teams to study the Moon, near-Earth asteroids and other components of the solar system.

On Einstein's 138th birthday, we list out five modern day titans of science
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On Einstein's 138th birthday, we list out five modern day titans of science

Here are five modern geniuses who can be considered as the Einsteins of today.

Biggest galaxies in the universe were formed in cosmic oceans of cold gas
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Biggest galaxies in the universe were formed in cosmic oceans of cold gas

Until now scientists believed that "supergalaxies" formed from smaller galaxies that grow closer due to gravitational attraction.

Indian physicist Thanu Padmanabhan wins decade-long bet on dark energy
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Indian physicist Thanu Padmanabhan wins decade-long bet on dark energy

Theoretical physicist and IUCAA professor Thanu Padmanabhan has won the decade long challenge he posed to the international community of astrophysicists to prove his ideas on dark energy wrong by 2016.

Scientists soon to test Albert Einstein's speed of light theory
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Scientists soon to test Albert Einstein's speed of light theory

Albert Einstein observed that the speed of light remains the same in any situation, and this meant that space and time could be different in different situations.

Quite likely life exists on other planets, unrecognisable to us: Priyamvada Natarajan
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Quite likely life exists on other planets, unrecognisable to us: Priyamvada Natarajan

Dr Priyamvada Natarajan, the author of Mapping the Heavens, talks to Firstpost about her starry beginning, history of cosmology and if Planet Earth is the only one with intelligent life in the Universe.