Large Magellanic Cloud

Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch

Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch

The video begins with a nighttime view of the Small and Large Magellanic clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way.

Feb 27, 2017, 11:36 AM IST
Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

N159 is located over 160,000 light-years away. It resides just south of the Tarantula Nebula (heic1402), another massive star-forming complex within the LMC.

Sep 12, 2016, 09:43 AM IST
In a first, astronomers peek through supernova

In a first, astronomers peek through supernova

A team of astronomers has used radio telescopes in Australia and Chile to see inside the remains of a supernova.

Nov 11, 2014, 10:40 AM IST

NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

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

Feb 19, 2014, 14:21 PM IST

Fresh supernova dust may help explain early galaxy formation

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

Jan 07, 2014, 10:25 AM IST

Star birth and death in large Magellanic Cloud captured by ESO

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.

Nov 28, 2013, 19:25 PM IST

1987 supernova turns into dust factory in neighbouring galaxy

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.

Jul 05, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

Massive binary star weighing 400 solar masses discovered

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.

Apr 17, 2013, 11:49 AM IST

Galaxy near Milky Way stealing stars from neighbour

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

Oct 30, 2012, 19:46 PM IST

Mystery of `monster stars` solved

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

Aug 08, 2012, 13:05 PM IST

‘Stealth merger’ of dwarf galaxies captured

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.

Feb 09, 2012, 14:44 PM IST