Astronomers uncover evidence of galaxy metamorphosis

From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so, researchers reported on Thursday.

Universe `resting on sofa` as it slowly dies

The Universe is experiencing a slow death, like a person resting on the sofa awaiting eternal sleep, according to astronomers from a project which measured the energy generated by 200,000 galaxies.

Astronomers discover protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away
Astronomers discover protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away

 Astronomers have discovered a giant protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away, and found that it is about four times larger in diameter than our Milky Way.

Large-scale simulation shows existence of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe
Large-scale simulation shows existence of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe

Thanks to a new, large-scale computer simulation, scientist now have theoretical evidence that large disk galaxies, similar to Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe.

Lithium detected from exploding star
Lithium detected from exploding star

 Giving fresh insights into the chemical evolution of our galaxy and the chemical elements associated with the stars in the Milky Way, lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova.

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

Astronomers solve 'Cold Spot' mystery

Astronomers may have found an explanation for the existence of the "Cold Spot" which may be "the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity".

Dead galaxies made stars on outskirts even 3 billion years after Big Bang
Dead galaxies made stars on outskirts even 3 billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that dead galaxies made stars on outskirts, but no longer in their interiors even 3 billion years after the Big Bang.

Accelerating universe? Not so fast
Accelerating universe? Not so fast

 Certain types of supernovae or exploding stars are more diverse than previously thought, astronomers from the University of Arizona have discovered.

Universe may not be accelerating as fast as previously thought
Universe may not be accelerating as fast as previously thought

A team of astronomers has suggested that the acceleration of the expansion of the universe may not be as fast as we thought.

This galaxy helps unveiling history of universe
This galaxy helps unveiling history of universe

A new study has provided a deeper into the history of the universe, it has been revealed.

Ancient galaxy sheds light on dust as starmaker

One of the oldest galaxies ever observed has revealed that dust played a vital role in the infancy of the Universe, astronomers reported on Monday.

New insight into origin of matter in the universe
New insight into origin of matter in the universe

Physicists from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) are offering a possible solution to the mystery of the origin of matter in the universe.

Newly discovered 'monster black hole' is largest and brightest ever

A team of scientists has discovered the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time.

Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory
Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory

Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow.

No Big Bang? New theory suggests Universe always existed
No Big Bang? New theory suggests Universe always existed

Even as the debate about the origins of life and the Universe continues creating puzzles among humankind, a new theory now suggests that Big Bang never happened and our cosmos may have no beginning and no end.

First stars started to shine 100mn years later than previously thought
First stars started to shine 100mn years later than previously thought

A new study has recently revealed that first stars started to shine 100 million years later than previously thought, as they started to shine around 550 million years after the Big Bang.

Big Bang gravitational wave theory hindered as evidence fails to space dust
Big Bang gravitational wave theory hindered as evidence fails to space dust

A new joint analysis of data has found no conclusive evidence of primordial gravitational waves, despite earlier reports of a possible detection.

Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory
Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory

A new analysis has dynamited a much-hyped discovery of primordial "gravitational waves" from the dawn of time.

'Thread-like-filaments' pivotal in formation of galaxies
'Thread-like-filaments' pivotal in formation of galaxies

 A new study has revealed that thread-like "filaments" in the cosmic web played a critical role in the formation of distant universe.