Atmospheric pressure on surface of Pluto is more than 80,000 times less than Earth

New Delhi, March 07, 2022: A team of scientists, including Indian and International collaborators, have derived the accurate value of Pluto’s atmospheric pressure at its surface. It is more than 80,000 times less than the atmospheric pressure at mean sea level on Earth. The pressure was calculated from data obtained by observation of stellar occultation […]

Indian astronomers develop methodology to understand the Exoplanets accurately

New Delhi, November 19, 2021: Indian astronomers have developed an algorithm that can increase the accuracy of data from exoplanets by reducing the contamination by the Earth’s atmosphere and the disturbances due to instrumental effects and other factors. This algorithm, called the critical noise treatment algorithm, can help to study the environment of exoplanets with […]

Clue to mystery of solar flares & CME in regions on Sun with disturbed magnetic field can help improving solar weather predictions

New Delhi, October 19, 2021: Astronomers exploring regions on the Sun with disturbed magnetic fields or active regions that sometimes exhibit solar flares without accompanying Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) have confirmed that changing structure of the magnetic field on the Sun’s surface determined whether a flare or a CME was emitted. This understanding will be useful in improving predictions […]