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First `sibling` of Sun discovered

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 10:14

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.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:49

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.

Gas cloud where stars are born spotted

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:06

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:29

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 10:51

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.

Enormous gas cloud seen around colliding galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 10:52

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.

New technique uses gas cloud to `weigh` black hole

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:09

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.

`Missing` quasar gas clouds blown away by strong winds

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 16:31

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

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 11:12

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.

Black hole in our galaxy likely to suck in giant gas cloud in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:13

Astronomers have discovered a giant gas cloud, which is about to collide with the black hole in the center of our galaxy.

Milky Way`s black hole may soon eat up a gas cloud

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 15:50

A newly found object hurtling towards the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is likely to be consumed by it in about 18 months.

`Doomed gas cloud rushing toward black hole`

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 23:43

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.