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. 

NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

Previously, the team had estimated GN-z11's distance by determining its colour through imaging with Hubble and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Milky Way's cold clouds shine in new in-depth cosmic map

Milky Way's cold clouds shine in new in-depth cosmic map

The new ATLASGAL maps cover an area of sky 140 degrees long and 3 degrees wide, more than four times larger than the first ATLASGAL release.

See pic: NASA's Hubble views merging galaxies in Eridanus

See pic: NASA's Hubble views merging galaxies in Eridanus

The US space agency NASA recently shared a beautiful image of two or more galaxies in the act of merging together to form a single new galaxy.

Hubble spots mammoth cloud boomerang back to our galaxy

Hubble spots mammoth cloud boomerang back to our galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a monstrous cloud of hydrogen gas that is plummeting toward our galaxy at nearly 1.1 million km per hour.

Galaxy cluster not just governed solely by mass: Scientists

Galaxy cluster not just governed solely by mass: Scientists

Galaxy clusters are the biggest celestial objects in the sky consisting of thousands of galaxies.

Lasagne-like dark `noodle` spotted in Milky Way

What if, there were noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts or, at least, invisible structures shaped like them floating around in our galaxy? Yes, it is a possibility.

Most luminous galaxy extremely turbulent, ripping itself apart: Study

Most luminous galaxy extremely turbulent, ripping itself apart: Study

The most luminous galaxy in the universe - dubbed W2246-0526 - is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to a study.

Hubble views a galactic mega-merger: NASA

Hubble views a galactic mega-merger: NASA

NGC 3597 is located approximately 150 million light-years away in the constellation of Crater (The Cup).

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Astronomers have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass 100 thousand times that of the Sun around the centre of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible "intermediate mass" black hole is a key to understanding the birth of the supermassive black holes located in the centres of galaxies.

Universe's most luminous galaxy is 'ripping' itself!

Universe's most luminous galaxy is 'ripping' itself!

New observations have revealed that an obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away which is known as the most luminous galaxy in the Universe is so violently turbulent, that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas.

Globular star clusters may host planet with intelligent life

Globular star clusters may host planet with intelligent life

Contradicting current beliefs, a team of researchers, including one from India, has said that globular star clusters that hold a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across on average could also host planets with intelligent life.

Global cluster most likely to host interstellar civilization

A new research says that globular star clusters, which are extraordinary in almost every way, can be good places to look for space-faring civilizations.

Five super-sized stars discovered in other galaxies

Five super-sized stars discovered in other galaxies

 Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system ever, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in the mid-19th century that hurled at least 10 times the Sun's mass into space.

Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars

Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars

An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.