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Astronomers `dumbfounded` by six-tailed asteroid

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 10:10

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a freakish asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust streaming from its body like spokes on a wheel, scientists said on Thursday.

Astronomers discover earliest galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:52

In a major new survey of the early universe conducted from the NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the most distant, thus the earliest galaxy ever detected.

NASA begins deepest ever probe of the universe

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:00

NASA`s Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are teaming up to look deeper into the universe than ever before and search for the most distant and faint galaxies that can possibly be seen.

Quest to look deeper into universe begins

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:14

NASA`s Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes have begun their quest to look deeper into the universe.

Astronomers discover most distant galaxy yet

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 09:50

Astronomers have found the most distant galaxy yet, a discovery that pushes back scientists` view of the universe to about 700 million years after it is thought to have come into existence.

NASA`s Hubble sees Comet ISON still intact

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 18:17

A new image of the sunward plunging Comet ISON taken by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope suggests that the comet is still intact despite predictions that it may disintegrate as the Sun warms it.

Densest galaxy ever discovered

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.

Small `red nugget` galaxies packed with red stars found near Earth

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.

Hubble spots largest known population of star clusters

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.

Giant Magellan telescope to be 10 times sharper than Hubble

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.

Astronomers probing how black holes shape galaxy evolution

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.

Mature-looking galaxies existed 11.5 bn years ago

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.