Tag: Astrophysics

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  • NASA’s Spitzer telescope completes 15 yrs in space

    NASA’s Spitzer telescope completes 15 yrs in space

    "In its 15 years of operations, Spitzer has opened our eyes to new ways of viewing the universe," said Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division.

    August 26, 2018
  • Forge successful, productive careers

    Forge successful, productive careers

    Richard de Grijs, professor, Macquarie University, Australia, talks about the benefits for Indian students in considering a major in astronomy and astrophysics.

    August 21, 2018
  • Making room for science

    Making room for science

    Winston Churchill, who led Britain during World War II, is remembered for his acute political acumen, statesmanship and dauntless courage. It would be news to many that he was also closely associated with the sciences. Astrophysicist Mario Livio recently wrote a “comment” in the journal, Nature, where he chronicles Churchill’s scholarship and his commitment to …

    September 20, 2017
  • Exoplanet may be brimming with oxygen but not life

    Exoplanet may be brimming with oxygen but not life

    A Venus-like exoplanet may have atmosphere with oxygen but not life, researchers report, adding that their magma ocean-atmosphere model can help solve the puzzle of how Venus evolved over time. The distant planet GJ 1132b is located just 39 light-years from Earth.It might have an atmosphere despite being baked to a temperature of around 450 …

    August 19, 2016