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New Hoag Type Galaxies in News

Hoag-type galaxies are round cores surrounded by a circular ring, with nothing visibly connecting them. Less than 0.1% of all observed galaxies are Hoag-type...

Orion Cloud: The Nearest Known Massive Star Factory

This spectacular new image is one of the largest near-infrared high-resolution mosaics of the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory,...

Initiatives of CSIR: Ministry of Science and Technology

Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) entered 75th year of existence ushering in year–long Platinum Jubilee celebrations which were inaugurated by Prime Minister...

Hubble Discovers Cosmic ‘Megamaser’

This megamaser galaxy is named IRAS 16399-0937 and is located over 370 million light-years from Earth. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image belies the...

Purple Rocks on Mars Revealed

NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the purple rocks on the surface of the Red planet Mars. The photos were taken near the base of...

Indian Space Programme: Year End Review

The year 2016 was very eventful for the Indian space programme which scored very prominent and significant successes in launch vehicle, satellite, applications and...

Developments in Science and Technology Sector

Major developments/ achievements/ Main highlights of the activities of Department of Science and Technology(DST), Ministry of Science & Technology during the Year 2016 are...

Scientists Measures Photosynthesis Speed

Scientists have determined the speed of photosynthesis in the crucial process for the first time. The study by researchers at Imperial College London in the...

Fish Named After Obama

Scientists have named pink-and-yellow coral-reef fish — found exclusively within the protected area in Hawaii — in honour of Mr. Obama. The fish now...

New Irrigation Map of India Developed

Indian scientists from the Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat has developed the high-resolution maps of irrigated areas of India from 2000-2015. This...

Indian Tsunami Warning System

India’s tsunami warning facility is being established in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A network of 35 motion accelerometers and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)...

Ebola Vaccine Trials Gives High Results

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has informed that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly...