Nearest galaxy powered by two black holes

Mrk 231 is located 600 million light-years away

Washington: Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble telescope have found that the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other. Mrk 231 is located 600 million light-years away The finding suggests that quasars – the brilliant cores of active galaxies – may commonly host two More...

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The urban area has also lost the trees and vegetation that naturally cool the air
By Agencies On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Grow plants if you want to curb urban heat

Washington: The presence of vegetation in urban areas – along the roads, in the parks and in your neighbourhood – can limit city heat effect to a great extent, says a NASA study. The urban area has also More...

Each 11-day cycle consists of 14 orbits
By Agencies On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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NASA probe sends stunning images of dwarf planet

Washington: NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of the dwarf planet called Ceres that show the small world’s features in unprecedented detail. Each 11-day cycle consists of 14 More...

The traditional coffee growing method in smaller shaded areas needed much less water
By IANS On Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!

New York: More than 100 litres of water goes into growing an average cup of coffee. This and other factors have contributed to the plight of coffee farmers in poorer nations along the equator, a study says. The More...

Carbon dioxide levels rose from approximately 180 parts per million to 280 parts per million at the end of the last Ice Age
By Agencies On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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Rise in CO2 to melt world’s glaciers

New York: Just as it did at the close of the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago, rise in greenhouse gases will eradicate many of the world’s glaciers by the end of the century, warns a new study. Carbon dioxide More...

The Met department said the city received 9.6 mm rainfall till Sunday evening
By Agencies On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Heavy rain lashes Delhi, traffic hit

New Delhi: Heavy rain lashed the national capital on Sunday afternoon, flooding many neighbourhoods and causing traffic disruptions at a number of places. The Met department said the city received 9.6 mm rainfall More...

Israel also produces nearly 40 percent of its water through seawater desalination
By Agencies On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Ganga rejuvenation plan to get Israel as partner

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government’s ambitious plan to rejuvenate the holy river Ganga is set to get Israel as a partner. Israel also produces nearly 40 percent of its water through seawater desalination The More...

The water from the dam was released for the first time this monsoon
By Agencies On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Excess water discharged from Himachal’s Pong dam

Shimla: Heavy rainfall has increased the water level in the Pong dam in Himachal Pradesh, forcing the authorities to release excess water on Sunday, a dam official said. The water from the dam was released for the More...

The study was published in the journal, Geology
By Agencies On Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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Signs of a lake found on Mars

New York: Researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient lake on Mars that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the red planet. The study was published in the More...

Carbon dioxide levels rose from approximately 180 parts per million to 280 parts per million at the end of the last Ice Age
By Agencies On Friday, August 7th, 2015
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No study supports global warming affecting Himalayas

New Delhi: No study has so far supported the theory that global warming was causing natural calamities in the Himalayan region, parliament was told on Thursday. No study has so far supported the theory that global More...