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Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at Milky Way's centre
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Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at Milky Way's centre

The image is the first, direct visual confirmation of the presence of this invisible object, and comes three years after the very first image of a black hole from a distant galaxy

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.

Discovery of asymmetrical double neutron star system may have astronomical implications
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Discovery of asymmetrical double neutron star system may have astronomical implications

The system is thought to be a precursor to ones like the double neutron star system that prompted the 2017 discovery of gravitational waves.

NASA New Horizons spacecraft returns stunning images of previously unseen 'parallax effect'
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NASA New Horizons spacecraft returns stunning images of previously unseen 'parallax effect'

The spacecraft has observed how Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359 appear in different positions than when observed from Earth than deep space.

NSF's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope reveals Sun's surface in closest detail
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NSF's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope reveals Sun's surface in closest detail

Hot plasma can be seen, rising, cooling off and sinking below the surface in dark lanes, in a process called convection.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai finds astrophysicist's viral post about scoring zero marks in exam 'inspiring'; Twitter responds to thread
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai finds astrophysicist's viral post about scoring zero marks in exam 'inspiring'; Twitter responds to thread

As 26-year-old astrophysicist Sarafina Nance's thread went viral, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took notice of it and retweeted it, saying that it was 'inspiring'

Black Hole event horizon gets a warm welcome from Twitterati with memes galore
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Black Hole event horizon gets a warm welcome from Twitterati with memes galore

While the entire world was amused by this big reveal, millennials quickly got some memes rolling.

Black hole event horizon: This is the first image of a black hole captured using a global network of telescopes
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Black hole event horizon: This is the first image of a black hole captured using a global network of telescopes

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project studied the black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy.

Astronomers detect for the first time a signal from stars emerging in the early universe
News & Analysis

Astronomers detect for the first time a signal from stars emerging in the early universe

The astronomers made the discovery with their Experiment to Detect the Global EoR (Epoch of Reionization) Signature (EDGES) project.

India pips US, China and European Union, tops in producing science and engineering grads, says report
India

India pips US, China and European Union, tops in producing science and engineering grads, says report

India accounts for one-fourth of the estimated 7.5 million bachelor in science and engineering degrees awarded across the world in 2014, a report has said

Two Penn State professors receive $300,000 to develop technology to tackle fake news
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Two Penn State professors receive $300,000 to develop technology to tackle fake news

The professors plan to investigate "characteristic indicators of fake news" and develop complex formulas that will enable digital devices to recognize them.

Asteroid Florence to pass safely at a distance of seven million km from Earth: NASA
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Asteroid Florence to pass safely at a distance of seven million km from Earth: NASA

Florence will brighten to ninth magnitude in late August and early September, when it will be visible in small telescopes for several nights.

Cabinet clears MoUs to be signed with US during Modi visit
India

Cabinet clears MoUs to be signed with US during Modi visit

Briefing reporters after the cabinet meeting, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India favoured good relations with the US and the decisions taken today are a pointer in this direction.

Some Americans don't know that earth orbits the sun, shows poll
World

Some Americans don't know that earth orbits the sun, shows poll

A recent poll by the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows that around one in four Americans is unaware that the earth orbits the sun!

'BCCI not an NSF, can't recommend players for govt awards': IPS
Sports

'BCCI not an NSF, can't recommend players for govt awards': IPS

A couple filed a suit in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court asking how the BCCI could nominate players for government awards despite not being one of the National Sports Federations.