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New kind of variable star discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:47

Astronomers have discovered a new class of variable stars by measuring minute variations in stellar brightness.

Astronomers find elliptical galaxy with split-personality

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 21:11

Astronomers have discovered that a well-known elliptical galaxy has a split personality.

New study challenges conventional planet formation theory

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 16:40

Findings of a recent study are challenging scientists’ understanding of planet formation, suggesting that planets might form much faster than previously thought.

Somali pirates free Greek supertanker after record ransom

Last Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010, 16:07

Somali pirates today freed the Greek supertanker VLCC Maran Centaurus, one of the largest ships ever hijacked, after a plane dropped at least five million dollars in ransom on the deck.

Giant cannibal galaxy’s ‘last meal’

Last Updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 16:33

Astronomers are seeing through the opaque dust lanes of the giant cannibal galaxy Centaurus A, unveiling its “last meal” in unprecedented detail - a smaller spiral galaxy, currently twisted and warped.