Cosmic Cow Events Give Birth to Black Holes and Neutron Stars, Study Finds

Cosmic Cow Events Give Birth to Black Holes and Neutron Stars, Study Finds

A bright blast from a faraway galaxy 200 million light-years away on June 15 in 2018 familiarised astronomers with a subclass of supernova explosions, making up only 0.1 percent of such cosmic blasts. The first such blast that took place in 2018 had a unique identifier name of AT2018cow, and is more commonly referred to […]

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Potato-shaped Exoplanet 1500 Light-years Away from Earth Discovered

Potato-shaped Exoplanet 1500 Light-years Away from Earth Discovered

Astronomers have discovered a new planet that has expanded our understanding of planets. An international team of astronomers published their findings in the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal on Tuesday where they shared details of a planet with a weird shape for the first time. The planet WASP-103b, located around an F-type star 1500 light-years away […]

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Definition Of Planets Needs to Change, Pluto Should Be Reinstated: Researchers

Definition Of Planets Needs to Change, Pluto Should Be Reinstated: Researchers

The new study, published in Icarus, suggests that the current criterion that passes a celestial body as a planet needs to be rescinded. It is the same criterion that resulted in the International Astronomical Union dismissing Pluto as a planet. Researchers believe that this central idea about identifying planets is passed down from Galileo and […]

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