Gas cloud

First `sibling` of Sun discovered

Researchers have identified the first "sibling" of the Sun - a star that was almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star.

May 09, 2014, 10:14 AM IST

Little gas cloud`s fate could reveal much about growth of black holes

Researchers have said that the gas cloud that`s edging closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy could reveal much about these entities.

Apr 05, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Gas cloud where stars are born spotted

A team of researchers, using a telescope installed at the driest place on Earth - Ridge A in Antarctica - have identified a giant gas cloud that appears to be in an early stage of formation.

Feb 21, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

Gas cloud set to collide with supermassive black hole at Milky Way`s core

Astronomers have discovered that a mysterious gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth is spiraling towards the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way`s core.

Jan 09, 2014, 11:29 AM IST

Gas cloud being `stretched like spaghetti` as it swings past black hole

Recent observations of the galactic center have revealed that parts of the in-falling gas cloud, which was detected in 2011, have already swung past the black hole at the heart of our Milky Way.

Jul 18, 2013, 10:51 AM IST

Enormous gas cloud seen around colliding galaxies

The Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped scientists to make a detailed study of an enormous cloud of hot gas enveloping two large, colliding galaxies.

May 01, 2013, 10:52 AM IST

New technique uses gas cloud to `weigh` black hole

Scientists have developed a new technique of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes which they say could revolutionise our understanding of how they form and help to shape galaxies.

Feb 01, 2013, 19:09 PM IST

`Missing` quasar gas clouds blown away by strong winds

A worldwide team of astronomers has finally solved the case of the missing quasar gas clouds.

Oct 02, 2012, 16:31 PM IST

Gas clouds over Titan reveal changing seasons on Saturn’s moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of planet’s largest moon Titan.

Jul 11, 2012, 11:12 AM IST

`Doomed gas cloud rushing toward black hole`

Astronomers have spied a giant gas cloud with several times the mass of Earth accelerating towards the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Dec 15, 2011, 23:43 PM IST