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This image from video animation provided by NASA depicts a powerful X-ray burst.(AP)

Scientists find source of radio bursts that zip and zigzag through the universe by luck

By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Scientists have known about these energetic pulses — called fast radio bursts — for about 13 years and have seen them coming from outside our galaxy, which makes it harder to trace them back to what’s causing them.
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The author with her aunt, who starred in the 2019 documentary Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha
The author with her aunt, who starred in the 2019 documentary Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha

The Universe is a person by Tanuja Chandra

By Tanuja Chandra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The filmmaker remembers her aunt who featured in her last documentary, says that when older people depart, entire cosmoses of histories are lost
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NASA’s space telescope gives a taste of dreaminess in latest picture(Instagram/nasa)
NASA’s space telescope gives a taste of dreaminess in latest picture(Instagram/nasa)

Pocketful of stars: NASA’s space telescope gives a taste of dreaminess in latest picture

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 12:02 PM IST
NASA’s latest picture from Hubble Space Telescope promises a feeling of refreshing tranquility and that is all the escapism we need this weekend
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The end of universe will happen sometime over the “next few trillions of years”, according to theoretical physicist Matt Caplan(Reuters file photo used for representational purpose only)
The end of universe will happen sometime over the “next few trillions of years”, according to theoretical physicist Matt Caplan(Reuters file photo used for representational purpose only)

‘Sad, lonely, cold place’: Scientist predicts when and how the universe will end

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Describing the end of universe as “a bit of sad, lonely, cold place”, theoretical physicist Matt Caplan said that no one will be around to witness this long farewell happening in the far far future.
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Hydrogen atoms began to aggregate and form the first stars when the universe was just one billion years old, bringing an end to the dark age of the cosmos.(File Photo)
Hydrogen atoms began to aggregate and form the first stars when the universe was just one billion years old, bringing an end to the dark age of the cosmos.(File Photo)

Scientists close in on 12 billion-yr-old signal from universe’s ‘dark age’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 05:48 PM IST
The signal that the researchers are looking for is an electromagnetic wave given off by the neutral hydrogen that used to populate the universe before stars formed.
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Astronomers long have relied upon electromagnetic observations – studying light – but this approach has limitations because too many aspects of the universe are indecipherable using light alone.(Getty Images)
Astronomers long have relied upon electromagnetic observations – studying light – but this approach has limitations because too many aspects of the universe are indecipherable using light alone.(Getty Images)

Ghostly particles give scientists a new understanding of the universe

By Reuters | Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Researchers have located a deep-space source for ubiquitous subatomic particles called high-energy neutrinos. The breakthrough will help scientists expand our understanding of the cosmos.
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