Gravitational lensing

Hubble spots Big Bang frontiers, 250 new galaxies discovered

Hubble spots Big Bang frontiers, 250 new galaxies discovered

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have taken advantage of gravitational lensing to reveal the largest sample of the faintest and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.

Oct 23, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Hubble sees supernova split into four images

 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images by cosmic lens.

Mar 07, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

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.

Mar 03, 2015, 01:13 AM IST

Quest to look deeper into universe begins

NASA`s Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes have begun their quest to look deeper into the universe.

Oct 25, 2013, 11:14 AM IST

Overlapping galaxies that look like Japanese amulet `magatama` found

While studying young galaxies at a distance of 11.6 billion light-years from Earth, a team of astronomers has noticed a strangely shaped galaxy that looks like a "magatama", an ancient, comma-shaped Japanese amulet made of stone.

Apr 01, 2013, 16:49 PM IST