Milky Way Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Astronomers discover the farthest star galaxy

India’s first multi-wavelength satellite “Astrosat” detected extreme Ultra Violet light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light years away from the earth. The galaxy is called AUDFs01. Significance India was able to achieve the discovery as the background noise in the UVIT detector of the satellite is very less. It is lesser than that of Read More…

ARIES Astronomers trace mystery behind dwarf galaxy

The scientists at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observation Science (ARIES) has found dwarf galaxies that are forming new stars at the rate of 10-100 times more than that of Milky Way Galaxy. This however, according to the scientists do not last longer than a few tens of million years. Highlights These dwarf galaxies according Read More…

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ASTHROS Mission: Football Stadium sized balloons of NASA to study Cosmos

NASA is to launch ASTHROS Mission from Antarctica in December 2023. The mission is to spend three weeks observing air currents above the continent. Highlights The ASTHROS Mission will send a football stadium sized balloons into the stratosphere. The balloon will observe wavelengths of invisible light from the earth. The balloon has a telescope, sub Read More…

What is Cosmic Yeti?

Scientists have accidentally discovered ‘the footprints a monstrous galaxy’ being called as ‘Cosmic Yeti’ in early universe that has never been seen before. The discovery provides new insights into the first growing steps of some of biggest galaxies in universe. The astronomical findings were published in Astrophysical Journal. Why the name? The scientists have equated Read More…

Ancient star with five Earth size planets discovered by astronomers

Astronomers have discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets. It was discovered by team of astronomer’s after analyzing data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft for over four years. Key findings This star is named as Kepler-444. It is 25 percent smaller than our Sun and is Read More…