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Stars born in different sites differ in weight

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 15:23

The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed that the star forming sites across the Milky Way are riddled with filaments.

One in five stars in Milky Way circled by Earth-like planets

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:50

Twenty per cent of Sun-like stars in our Milky Way galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could potentially host life, a new study has found.

One in five Milky Way stars may have Earth-like planets: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:28

One out of every five sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy has a planet about the size of Earth that is properly positioned for water, a key ingredient for life, a study released on Monday showed.

Magnetic `force field` to shield giant gas cloud during crash with Milky Way Galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:58

Astronomers have found that doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy, because of a magnetic field deep in the cloud`s interior may protect it during its plunge.

New methods could make Milky Way supernova visible from Earth in next 50 yrs

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:46

Astronomers have deduced that sometime during the next 50 years, a supernova occurring in Milky Way galaxy is going to be visible from Earth.

Milky Way `swallows gas clouds wrapped in magnetic field` to give birth to stars

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:40

Milky Way may have been swallowing "pills" - clouds of gas with a magnetic wrapper - to keep creating stars for the past eight billion years.

Astronomers` team in US discovers most distant galaxy

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 10:50

A team of astronomers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has discovered the most distant galaxy in the universe ever found which is said to be 13 billion light years away from the Earth.

Violent past of Milky Way`s giant black hole revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11:29

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped find evidence that the normally dim region very close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, flared up with at least two luminous outbursts in the past few hundred years.

Milky Way galaxy `wobbles`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:01

An international team of astronomers have discovered that Milky Way galaxy "wobbles."

How stars are formed

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 18:07

A new paper describes the observation-based relationships of the structure and supersonic internal motions of molecular clouds where stars form.

ESA to launch Gaia space observatory on November 20

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 13:53

European Space Agency`s billion-star surveyor Gaia, which will map the stars with unprecedented precision, is going to be launched from Europe`s spaceport in Kourou on November 20.

Early warning system to detect killer asteroids

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:36

The powerful Gaia space telescope designed to create a 3D map of stars in the Milky Way will also detect killer asteroids on a potentially fatal collision course with our planet when it is launched next month.