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NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 14:21

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.

Fresh supernova dust may help explain early galaxy formation

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:25

Researchers using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have found a recent supernova that is brimming with freshly formed dust.

Star birth and death in large Magellanic Cloud captured by ESO

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 19:25

Large Magellanic Cloud, which is one of our closest galactic neighbours located only about 160 000 light-years from us, is actively forming new stars in regions that are so bright that some can even be seen from Earth with the naked eye.

1987 supernova turns into dust factory in neighbouring galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 15:58

Low temperatures detected in the remnant of a supernova detected in 1987 may explain the mystery of why space is so abundant with dust grains and molecules.

Massive binary star weighing 400 solar masses discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:49

A binary star that potentially weighed 300 to 400 solar masses at birth has been observed, which astronomers believe that could be the most massive double star discovered so far.

Galaxy near Milky Way stealing stars from neighbour

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 19:46

Astronomers have accused the Large Magellanic Cloud – one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – of stealing stars from its neighbour.

Mystery of `monster stars` solved

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 13:05

Astronomers at the University of Bonn have found that the four ‘monster’ sized stars.

‘Stealth merger’ of dwarf galaxies captured

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 14:44

New images of a neighbouring dwarf galaxy have revealed a dense stream of stars in its outer regions, the remains of an even smaller companion galaxy in the process of merging with its host.