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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. 

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots bright shining lizard star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots bright shining lizard star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful image of a galaxy named NGC 7250.

Astronomers discover one of the most ultra distant galaxies in the universe!

Astronomers discover one of the most ultra distant galaxies in the universe!

The first stars and galaxies condensed out of the cloud and started to emit light and ionising radiation.

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches - of our galaxy, made up of the most ancient stars.

Hubble captures scintillating view of massive galaxy 400 million light years away

Hubble captures scintillating view of massive galaxy 400 million light years away

The galaxy UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral, according to NASA.

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made a stunning discovery on the first known system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star in our galaxy.

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. 

 In a first, rare galaxy with two outer rings spotted about 359 million light-years away

In a first, rare galaxy with two outer rings spotted about 359 million light-years away

The galaxy, which has two outer rings surrounding a red core and named PGC 1000714 appears to belong to a class of rarely observed, Hoag-type galaxies.

Is the universe dying? Galaxy energy levels less than half compared to two billion years ago!

Is the universe dying? Galaxy energy levels less than half compared to two billion years ago!

The Universe will decline from here on in, sliding gently into old age.

Scientists discover mammoth galaxies in cosmic ocean of cold gas

Scientists discover mammoth galaxies in cosmic ocean of cold gas

Till now the researchers believed that these massive galaxies formed from smaller galaxies that grow closer and closer together until they merge, due to gravitational attraction.

Parallel universes are a reality, claim scientists

Parallel universes are a reality, claim scientists

According to a new theory, the idea of parallel universes is a more than just science fiction. 

NASA shares beautiful image of irregular dwarf galaxy 'NGC 4789A'

NASA shares beautiful image of irregular dwarf galaxy 'NGC 4789A'

The US space agency, NASA has released a beautiful image of NGC 4789A, a dwarf irregular galaxy in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

Truth unfurled: Universe contains 20 times more galaxies than thought

Truth unfurled: Universe contains 20 times more galaxies than thought

The study reveals that universe has a staggering two trillion galaxies, which makes the count 20 times more than previously thought, say researchers.

NASA's Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars

NASA's Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars

The US space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a planet that orbits two stars in the system.

Gaia satellite mapped more than a billion stars in Milky Way, says ESA

Gaia satellite mapped more than a billion stars in Milky Way, says ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Wednesday released the first catalogue of more than a billion stars from its Gaia satellite to the eagerly waiting astronomers around the world.

A galaxy askew: NASA's Hubble delivers a queer image – a lopsided lynx! (See pic)

A galaxy askew: NASA's Hubble delivers a queer image – a lopsided lynx! (See pic)

Irregular galaxies like NGC 2337, although may not be the same as their symmetrical apiral and elliptical counterparts, still hold an importance for astronomers.

Minute fraction of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

Minute fraction of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

When you lie on the beach, your skin comes in contact with a minute fraction of radiation from outside our galaxy, say researchers.

First accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

First accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

A team of astronomers from University of California-Los Angeles has made the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy.