This galaxy helps unveiling history of universe
This galaxy helps unveiling history of universe

A new study has provided a deeper into the history of the universe, it has been revealed.

Millions of young stars in nearby galaxy found
Millions of young stars in nearby galaxy found

 An international team of astronomers has discovered over a million young stars that are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own Milky Way.

'Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life'
'Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life'

After analysing satellite data, an international team of researchers have calculated the probability for the number of stars in the Milky Way that might have planets in the habitable zone.

Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected
Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected

Astronomers have identified the fastest ever star on an escape trajectory from the Milky Way - travelling at a record breaking speed of 1,200 km per second.

Milky Way may be 50 percent larger, ripplier than previously believed
Milky Way may be 50 percent larger, ripplier than previously believed

A new study has revealed that Milky Way galaxy may be 50 percent larger than commonly estimated as its galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples.

Fastest unbound star in our galaxy found
Fastest unbound star in our galaxy found

Astronomers from the Queen's University Belfast have discovered fastest unbound star in our galaxy.

Dust-filled galaxy from early universe discovered
Dust-filled galaxy from early universe discovered

Debunking earlier theories that earliest galaxies had no dust but gas, an international team of astronomers has discovered a dust-filled galaxy from the very early universe.

Ancient galaxy sheds light on dust as starmaker

One of the oldest galaxies ever observed has revealed that dust played a vital role in the infancy of the Universe, astronomers reported on Monday.

Newborn stars found at edge of Milky Way
Newborn stars found at edge of Milky Way

Brazilian astronomers have for the first time found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy.

Did dark matter trigger mass extinctions on Earth?
Did dark matter trigger mass extinctions on Earth?

The Earth's infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy's disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring on Earth, new research has found.

Amount of galaxy's mysterious dark matter determines size of black hole
Amount of galaxy's mysterious dark matter determines size of black hole

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the amount of galaxy's mysterious dark matter determines the size of its central black hole.

Hubble Space Telescope captures a smiley face galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what appears to be a smiling galaxy cluster thanks to an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.

Dark matter present in Milky Way, confirm scientists
Dark matter present in Milky Way, confirm scientists

In a pioneering find, a team of scientists has obtained a direct observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part the Milky Way, including at the Earth's location and in our own "cosmic neighbourhood".

Astronomers may have found the dark matter-dominated 'Galaxy X'

Astronomers may have found the dark matter-dominated "Galaxy X," it has been revealed.

Hubble spots massive ring made of stars caused by gigantic galactic collision

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recently observed a massive ring made of stars in space caused by the gigantic galactic collision.

New 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant reveals its 'bubbly interior'
New 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant reveals its 'bubbly interior'

Astronomers have recently created a 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant with the help of the astronomical equivalent of a CAT scan, which revealed that it has a "bubbly interior."

Transformation of uninhabitable mini-Neptune into Earth-like world maybe possible
Transformation of uninhabitable mini-Neptune into Earth-like world maybe possible

A new study has recently revealed that transformation of inhabitable mini-Neptune into Earth-like world maybe possible.

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system
Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

An international team of astronomers combing through data from the US Kepler space telescope said Tuesday they have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy.

'Monster black' holes discovered at hearts of two colliding galaxies
'Monster black' holes discovered at hearts of two colliding galaxies

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has recently imaged two colliding galaxies, collectively called Arp 299, located 134 million light-years away, and found monster black holes in the hearts of each galaxy.

Earth-sized planets in Milky Way hint at ancient life

Five planets transiting a larger primary star about 117 light years from Earth may constitute the oldest known system of terrestrial-sized planets, scientists say.