Galaxies

Pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies spotted for the first time

Pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies spotted for the first time

The ADFS-27 system has approximately 50 times the amount of star-forming gas as the Milky Way, said the study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

Nov 14, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
NASA's Hubble captures distant galaxies as asteroids photobomb them - See pics

NASA's Hubble captures distant galaxies as asteroids photobomb them - See pics

Asteroid trails can be seen across the image as curved or S-shaped streaks. Instead of appearing as one long trail, appear in multiple Hubble exposures that have been combined into one image.

Nov 03, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
Eating habits of black holes make some galaxies appear brighter

Eating habits of black holes make some galaxies appear brighter

For decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types of active galaxies, known as Type-I and Type-II galaxies, appear different when observed from Earth. 

Sep 28, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

The Milky Way is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites. 

Sep 21, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

The new research was an attempt to interpret the gravitational wave detections through the lens of what is known about galaxy formation and to form a framework for understanding future occurrences.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
Indian astronomers discover 'Saraswati'- an extremely large supercluster of galaxies

Indian astronomers discover 'Saraswati'- an extremely large supercluster of galaxies

An extremely large supercluster of galaxies which is as big as 20 million billion suns has been discovered by a team of Indian Astronomers from Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

Jul 13, 2017, 23:45 PM IST
Discovery of 25 previously unknown Giant Radio Galaxies reported by Indian astronomers!

Discovery of 25 previously unknown Giant Radio Galaxies reported by Indian astronomers!

 The team carried out a systematic search for these radio giants and found a large sample of GRGs, using a nearly 20-year-old radio survey.

Jul 04, 2017, 13:07 PM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures Universe's brightest galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures Universe's brightest galaxies

The galaxy images revealed a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings and arcs.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

May 25, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Scientists have discovered supermassive black holes in two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies.

Apr 18, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

Apr 18, 2017, 13:25 PM IST
Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Known as the Magellanic Clouds - appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, claim scientists.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:24 PM IST
Researchers find dark matter 'killing galaxies'

Researchers find dark matter 'killing galaxies'

The study combined the world's largest galaxy survey -- the Sloan Digital Sky Survey -- with the largest ever set of radio observations for atomic gas -- the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA survey in order to solve the case.

Jan 17, 2017, 20:02 PM IST
How many galaxies exist in the universe? Study says two trillion!

How many galaxies exist in the universe? Study says two trillion!

This painstaking research enabled the team to establish how many galaxies we have missed - much like an intergalactic archaeological dig, researchers said.

Jan 17, 2017, 18:54 PM IST
Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

The galaxy, which is known as RX J1140.1+0307 and is in the Virgo constellation, presents an interesting puzzle. 

Jan 14, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
Hubble's spy diaries: Breathtaking megamaser galaxy becomes space telescope's latest subject!

Hubble's spy diaries: Breathtaking megamaser galaxy becomes space telescope's latest subject!

IRAS 16399-0937, as the megamaser galaxy has been named, is located over 370 million light-years from Earth.

Dec 29, 2016, 22:23 PM IST
NASA shares stunning image of a cluster of stars celebrating a cosmic Christmas; calls it ‘Winter’ Wonderland!

NASA shares stunning image of a cluster of stars celebrating a cosmic Christmas; calls it ‘Winter’ Wonderland!

NGC 6357 is actually a “cluster of clusters,” containing at least three clusters of young stars, including many hot, massive, luminous stars.

Dec 20, 2016, 09:11 AM IST
Universe may be starting to die, say astronomers

Universe may be starting to die, say astronomers

Astronomers studying more than 200,000 galaxies have found that energy levels are falling and not even half of what it was two billion years ago, signalling an ageing Earth.

Dec 05, 2016, 10:45 AM IST
Humans will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Hawking

Humans will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Hawking

Humanity will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth unless the human race finds another planet to live on, one of the world's best-known physicists Stephen Hawking has warned.

Nov 17, 2016, 21:44 PM IST
NASA says world's largest space telescope ready for launch

NASA says world's largest space telescope ready for launch

The James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on board an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in October 2018, NASA said.

Nov 03, 2016, 08:59 AM IST