Scientists have discovered eight new spindle-like galaxies—huge structures once thought to be extremely rare features of the cosmos. Traditionally, we think of galaxies as being flat rotating disks made up of billions of stars, with a black hole at their center. However, scientists also know of another type known as prolate rotators. These are cigar-shaped galaxies that rotate along their axis making it look like a spindle. Until now, only a handful of which had ever been observed, making astronomers think they were extremely rare.
Oct 13, 2017
Thailand held a nation-wide Buddhist alms-giving ceremony on Friday (13 October) to mark the first anniversary of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the worlds longest-reigning monarch who helped shape the Southeast Asian nation for decades after World War Two.
Oct 13, 2017
Happy Diwali (Deepavali) 2017: Best wishes, messages, greetings in English to share on WhatsApp, Facebook
Besides ongoing row over the central government's plans to deport Rohingya Muslims, another refugee crisis is boiling in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Sep 19, 2017
"India has been home to refugees for centuries. It has continued to receive a large number of refugees from different countries" states NHRC.
Sep 16, 2017
Apex body of Hindu sadhus has released a list of 14 'fake babas' and demanded a crackdown on "rootless cult leaders" by bringing in a legislation.
Sep 11, 2017
At least 29 people have died in violent protests in India. The protests erupted after a court convicted a self-styled godman of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent.
Aug 25, 2017
- Drunk father kills daughter hours before her wedding to army man
- ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed as lunar mission requires more tests
- Salaries of Indian MPs doubled, here are the other allowances they receive
- India adds firepower at Pakistan border with new air base in Gujarat
- Youth buys bride for Rs 22,000 at auction, hangs himself later