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China 05 Jun 2020 | 7:00 AM

Giant telescope to kick off search for alien life

GUIZHOU: The 500m Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), China’s mega science project and the world’s largest single-dish radio observatory, is embarking on a search for extraterrestrial intelligence, according to the Science and Technology Daily newspaper.

World 21 May 2020 | 4:44 AM

For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born.

World 07 May 2020 | 4:29 AM

Closest black hole to Earth has two partners in surprising celestial marriage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements - residing harmoniously with two stars in a remarkable celestial marriage that may end in a nasty breakup.

World 20 Apr 2020 | 11:14 PM

Interstellar gatecrasher 2I/Borisov is no ordinary comet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered that a comet called 2I/Borisov - only the second interstellar object ever detected passing through the solar system - is surprisingly different in its composition from comets hailing from our celestial neighborhood.

World 17 Apr 2020 | 7:39 AM

Chile astronomers discover star dancing according to Einstein´s century-old theory

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Astronomers in Chile using one of the world's largest telescopes have found a star "dancing" around a black hole in the Milky Way just as Albert Einstein might have predicted more than a century ago.