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The recently released results of the Planck cosmic microwave radiation probe reveal a Universe which is, frankly, just a bit boring. Here’s looking at those results more closely.

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Infrared colour image of ULASJ1234+0907 located 11 billion light years from Earth and one of the reddest objects in the sky.

Cambridge team finds giant black holes in early universe.

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A cartoon depicting the coplanar orbits of our solar system. [Image Credit: universetoday, NASA/JPL-Caltech/T.Pyle]

Our solar system now has a cousin! Astrophysicists at the MIT have discovered another planetary system that resembles ours. Like in our solar system, the orbits of planets around the Kepler-30 star lie in a single plane.

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Scientists from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have discovered two large circular structures which they believe were used by the Harrapan Civilization as astronomical observatories.

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The Chandra, Spitzer and Very Large Telescope have jointly observed a large galaxy cluster that dates back to the very early universe. This is a gem of a find – and the image is simply priceless!

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Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from The University of Nottingham. They have tried to make complex physics based concepts simple for lay people!

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The annular solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 is touted to be the century’s longest solar eclipse. This solar eclipse passes through the souther tip of India and is best visible from the town of Dhanushkodi on Rameshwaram island. The solar eclipse starts at 10:44AM IST and ends at 2:29PM IST.

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