Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:51
Astronomers including an Indian-origin using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory and telescopes on the ground may have found the densest nearby galaxy.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:12
Astronomers have found the previously undiscovered `red nuggets` - small galaxies densely packed with red stars - near Earth.
Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 17:00
NASA`s Hubble space telescope has discovered the largest known population of globular star clusters - an estimated 160,000 - more than two billion light years away from Earth.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 13:30
An enormous mirror is set to be cast inside a scorching-hot furnace, marking a key milestone in the development of a future telescope that will collect more light than any instrument built to date.
Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:02
Astronomers have assembled photos to make a series of time-lapse movies showing a jet of superheated gas being ejected from a supermassive black hole.
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 10:23
Astronomers have claimed that mature looking galaxies existed much earlier than previously known, when the universe was just about 2.5 billion years old.
Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 10:04
Astronomers have unraveled a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, which is a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 15:12
Researchers have detected the light from a star that exploded more than 12 billion years ago.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 16:13
NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered that short-duration gamma ray bursts are produced by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 09:24
The Hubble space telescope has found a new moon orbiting Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the blue-green planet, US space agency NASA said.
Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 09:10
For the first time, astronomers have identified the true colour of a planet beyond our solar system.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 11:27
Hot Jupiters are giant exoplanets, similar in size to Jupiter that orbit so close to their stars that their atmospheres can reach temperatures of 1000-3000 degrees Celsius.
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