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Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

The team found large quantities of the chemical on Titan, most likely in the stratosphere – the hazy part of the atmosphere that gives this moon its brownish-orange colour.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the researchers found that powerful radio jets from the black hole - which normally suppress star formation - are stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy's extended halo of hot gas. 

Feb 15, 2017, 14:36 PM IST
Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Researchers including those from European Southern Observatory (ESO), produced the images as a demonstration of ALMA’s ability to study solar activity at longer wavelengths of light than are typically available to solar observatories on Earth.

Jan 23, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
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.

May 06, 2016, 10:39 AM IST
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.

Feb 14, 2016, 11:14 AM IST
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.

Jan 19, 2016, 15:07 PM IST
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.

Jan 16, 2016, 10:09 AM IST
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.

Dec 05, 2015, 09:02 AM IST
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.

Sep 10, 2015, 14:09 PM IST
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.

Jun 19, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Researchers reveal how complex, massive stars are born

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

Apr 01, 2015, 21:16 PM IST
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.

Feb 27, 2015, 12:58 PM IST
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.

Feb 16, 2015, 11:57 AM IST
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.

Oct 24, 2014, 09:32 AM IST

`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.

Aug 12, 2014, 14:19 PM IST

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).

Jul 31, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

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.

Mar 11, 2014, 21:50 PM IST

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.

Jan 20, 2014, 15:52 PM IST