Ishita Gupta

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Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

A mission almost 30 years in the making has just profoundly changed what we know about comets

We know that because spacecraft observing comets from afar helped us discover that they are primarily made of ice, but are also sprinkled with organic compounds — the building blocks of life as we know it.<p>But we needed a closer look at those compounds to test the theory. So in November last year, …

Earth 2.0: Bad News for God

The discovery of Kepler-452b is not likely to see the public swoon with a collective rendition of Kumbaya. But this Earth 2.0 is a huge if under-appreciated discovery, not because Kepler-452b is unique but for just the opposite reason; there are likely thousands or millions or even billions of such …

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Earth's 'Cousin'

The new planet is the most like Earth of any discovered so far<p>Say hello to Earth’s bigger and older cousin.<p>NASA scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet some 1,400 light-years away orbiting a star similar to the sun, they revealed during a press conference Thursday morning.<p>The newfound …

Nasa’s new Deep Space Climate Observatory, hanging in gravitational balance between Earth and sun, sends high-quality snapshot that is first of its kind<p>A Nasa camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (Dscovr) satellite – hanging in gravitational balance between the Earth and the sun – has …

Space

I played 'Minecraft' with Microsoft's HoloLens

"Try to look straight," a Microsoft employee tells me in a bright, cheery tone. I'm staring through an unusual pair of binoculars -- the kind that's normally used to test your eyesight in an optometrist's office. My gaze is locked on the piercing white light inside, but I can feel my sleep-deprived …

Augmented Reality

Rare system of five stars discovered

<b>Astronomers have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars.</b><p>The quintuplet consists of a pair of closely linked stars - binaries - one of which has a lone companion; it is the first known system of its kind.<p>The pair of stars orbit around a mutual centre of gravity, but are separated by …

17 Phenomenal Pictures Of Space That Will Fill You With Awe

The shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition will give you the feels.