Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:48
Baby galaxies from the young universe over 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, a new study has revealed.
Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 14:47
A few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way, says a study.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:27
All large galaxies have a massive black hole at their centre, each millions of times the mass of a single star.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 15:32
The five-ton instrument, the most advanced and sophisticated of its kind in the world, goes by the name MOSFIRE.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 13:18
Nearly 80 percent of the matter in the universe is invisible to telescopes, yet its gravitational influence is manifest in the orbital speeds of stars around galaxies.
Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 12:34
There are two ways to grow a supermassive black hole: with gas clouds and with stars.
Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 13:35
NASA has unveiled a new atlas and catalogue of the entire infrared sky with more than a half-billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 19:22
A new survey of carefully selected galaxies has focussed on their teenage years — roughly the period from about 3 to 5 billion years after the Big Bang.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 18:37
Most intense type of star-forming activity in the early Universe ultimately became the most massive galaxies in today’s cosmos, a new study has suggested.
Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 19:04
Astronomers have released the largest data set ever collected on brightening and dimming of two hundred million of stars and other celestial objects.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:21
Astronomers have uncovered a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of development – the most distant ever observed in the early universe – thanks to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 12:26
UCDs which are mysterious objects characterized by high stellar population counts, are actually very massive clusters of bright stars, a new study has revealed.
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