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 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.

Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars: Study

Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars: Study

The current results indicate that there has been no significant star formation in this large region over hundreds of millions years.

NASA's Hubble views secluded starburst galaxy! See pic

NASA's Hubble views secluded starburst galaxy! See pic

NASA and ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys has spotted a secluded starburst galaxy named MCG+07-33-027.

NASA astronomers stumped over accidental discovery of 'Frankenstein' galaxy! - See pic

NASA astronomers stumped over accidental discovery of 'Frankenstein' galaxy! - See pic

While looking at images of galaxies in ultraviolet light through data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), a behemoth began to emerge from the darkness.

Galaxy celebrates star-birth; NASA's Hubble captures skyrocket-like display! - See pic

Galaxy celebrates star-birth; NASA's Hubble captures skyrocket-like display! - See pic

According to astronomers, the frenzied star birth is sparked by intergalactic gas raining on one end of the galaxy as it drifts through space.

Life's first handshake 'chiral molecule' detected near our galaxy

Life's first handshake 'chiral molecule' detected near our galaxy

For the first time, life's first handshake was detected near our galaxy in space.

Great Canary Telescope captures image of deepest Earth-based galaxy

Great Canary Telescope captures image of deepest Earth-based galaxy

World's largest single-aperture optical telescope, the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), which is on the island of La Palma in Spain, has captured an image of deepest Earth-based galaxy.

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

A team of scientists for the first time has detected a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a more than five billion light years away which is almost double the previous record.

Hubble spots galaxy hidding in night sky – See pic!

Hubble spots galaxy hidding in night sky – See pic!

LSB galaxies such as UGC 477 instead appear to be dominated by dark matter, making them excellent objects to study to further our understanding of this elusive substance.

Hubble reveals millions of stars at centre of our galaxy

Hubble reveals millions of stars at centre of our galaxy

Except for a few blue foreground stars, the stars are part of the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster - the most massive and densest star cluster in our galaxy.