Black hole 660 million times as massive as Sun

Black hole 660 million times as massive as Sun

Elliptical galaxies are known to contain massive central black holes.

How planets form around binary stars

How planets form around binary stars

Observational evidence, however, reveals that planets do indeed form and maintain surprisingly stable orbits around double stars.

Most luminous galaxy extremely turbulent, ripping itself apart: Study

Most luminous galaxy extremely turbulent, ripping itself apart: Study

The most luminous galaxy in the universe - dubbed W2246-0526 - is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to a study.

Universe's most luminous galaxy is 'ripping' itself!

Universe's most luminous galaxy is 'ripping' itself!

New observations have revealed that an obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away which is known as the most luminous galaxy in the Universe is so violently turbulent, that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas.

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

A nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away could help answer questions about how the known universe formed.

Dwarf galaxy mystery: A humble beginning, then a star-forming powerhouse

Dwarf galaxy mystery: A humble beginning, then a star-forming powerhouse

A team of astronomers has helped explain how a lowly dwarf galaxy becomes a star-forming powerhouse.

Spiral galaxy`s supermassive black hole weighed for first time

Spiral galaxy`s supermassive black hole weighed for first time

Scientists have for the first time measured the precise mass of a black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy.

Monstrous galaxy spotted near the edge of the universe

Astronomers have imaged in unprecedented detail a distant galaxy near the edge of the universe and found that it is forming stars hundreds to thousands of times faster than the Milky Way.

Researchers reveal how complex, massive stars are born

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into the complex birth of the giant stars.

Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy M77, also known as NGC 1068.

Why do some galaxies 'burst'

Why do some galaxies 'burst'

 To help understand why some galaxies “burst” while others do not, an international team of astronomers have dissected a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.

Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

In an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery, NASA has spotted Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn.

`First-of-its-kind` 3D mapping provides deeper insight into comets` chemical working

Scientists have developed detailed 3D maps of comets` atmosphere, which has provided a better insight into its chemical nature.

Double stars with `weird` planet-forming disks found in binary star system

Astronomers have observed a striking pair of two stars with wildly misaligned planet-forming discs in the young binary star system with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

How planet-forming dust and gases in Orion Nebula are blasted off

Astronomers have revealed how planets in the Orion Nebula are blasted before they even form.

Pregnant dust ring now `delivering` new planets

As you sip your cup of tea on a chilly morning, an enormous ring of dust and gas - encircling a distant star - may be giving births to new planets at this very moment.

Formation site of giant planetary system discovered

A team of astronomers has obtained proof of formation of a giant planetary system around a young star by the observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Coldest known object in universe has an eerily ghost-like appearance

The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe at a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), scientists have claimed.

Large `hot` cocoon around small baby star discovered

Scientists using ALMA have discovered a very large hot molecular cloud around a very young star.

ALMA discovers comet factory, solves planet formation mystery

Computer models suggest that dust grains grow when they collide and stick together. However, when these bigger grains collide again at high speed they are often smashed to pieces and sent back to square one.