Science  /  Published 15.12.19

Christmas comet

Comets are mysterious and not-so-rare cosmic visitors. We see them — if not always their bright, long tails — once every decade or so, often with the naked eye. The most interesting aspect of a co...
By Sandip Chakrabarti in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 02.07.19

Alien? Doesn’t look like it

A mysterious cigar-shaped object that zipped through the solar system in 2017 could be explained through a “purely natural origin”, an international astronomers’ team said on Monday, challenging...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 05.11.18

Cigar-shaped mystery that could be an alien relic

A mysterious cigar-shaped object that astronomers spotted in the solar system last year could be an artefact from an alien civilisation sent to explore the Earth’s neighbourhood, two Harvard astrono...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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