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Milky Way is way smaller than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:10

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:02

Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

UK launches `Families Matter` campaign against terror

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:35

The UK government has backed a new national campaign aimed at preventing young people from travelling from Britain to war zones like Syria and Iraq by making them aware of the fear and distress felt by those they leave behind.

Understanding formation of galaxies could solve mystery of dark matter

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:37

Scientists have revealed that a new supercomputer simulation have shown the evolution of our "local Universe" from the Big Bang to the present day, and has also improved the chances of understanding dark matter.

Delhi air pollution: Breathe at your own risk!

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:10

New Delhi has been rated as the world`s worst city for air pollution, with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM 2.5, per cubic metre.

Where has all the antimatter gone?

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 09:55

Researchers have claimed that a new study has brought us a step closer to understanding where all the antimatter has gone.

Full dark-matter jacket helped failed dwarf galaxy survive galactic collision

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:47

Researchers have said that like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter.

How to turn light into matter puzzle solved

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 13:36

The quest began 80 years ago but the answer has been found just now - how to turn light into matter.

Newly discovered `hypervelocity star` could provide clues about `dark matter`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 09:36

Researchers have discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far.

Secret to moving huge pyramid stones found?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 18:03

Scientists have uncovered one of the key methods Egyptians employed to move huge stones to build the pyramids - using wet sand!

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:26

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

`Dark matter could send asteroids crashing into earth`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 13:43

Researchers have said that dark matter could disturb orbits of comets in the outer solar system, and hurl them inward.