Milky Way Galaxy

NASA's Fermi detects evidence of dark matter in Andromeda galaxy

NASA's Fermi detects evidence of dark matter in Andromeda galaxy

The gamma-ray signal detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Feb 22, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
NASA's Chandra satellite detects galactic X-rays, hinting at existence of dark matter

NASA's Chandra satellite detects galactic X-rays, hinting at existence of dark matter

Scientists claimed that a small but distinctive X-ray signal detected from the Milky Way galaxy by NASA's Chandra satellite may help prove the existence of dark matter.

Feb 07, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Milky Way underwent furious explosion six million years ago

Milky Way underwent furious explosion six million years ago

The bubble required a tremendous amount of energy. 

Aug 30, 2016, 16:13 PM IST
A stellar desert found in our Milky Way Galaxy!

A stellar desert found in our Milky Way Galaxy!

A vast expense of space near the center of Milky Way Galaxy- called the inner disk- is completely devoid of stars. Recently, an international team of researchers identified a huge gaseous void that extends for 8000 light years from the galactic core. They named this desolate region as stellar void and claimed that it hasn't produced any new stars in hundreds of millions of years.

Aug 06, 2016, 15:03 PM IST
Milky Way's hot gaseous Halo spins like a disk!

Milky Way's hot gaseous Halo spins like a disk!

Halo is spinning at about 400,000 mph and the disk moves at 540,000 mph.

Jul 27, 2016, 00:08 AM IST
NASA's Hubble captures colorful, star-studded view of Milky Way galaxy!

NASA's Hubble captures colorful, star-studded view of Milky Way galaxy!

The US space agency NASA recently released a beautiful image of colorful and star-studded view of the Milky Way galaxy.

Jun 18, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
A map that measures light pollution intensity worldwide

A map that measures light pollution intensity worldwide

Too much of light pollution can have serious consequences for human, animals and our environment.

Jun 13, 2016, 18:30 PM IST
Light pollution hinders Milky Way view from one-third of humanity: Study

Light pollution hinders Milky Way view from one-third of humanity: Study

In developed nations, the 24* 7 use of artificial lights creates a permanent skyglow at night, restricting our view of the stars.

Jun 11, 2016, 09:58 AM IST
Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

The stunning view was taken when ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati at the time, about 2600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south of Hawaii.

May 18, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
A 'purple nebula' in honor of Prince: NASA's tribute to pop icon- See pic!

A 'purple nebula' in honor of Prince: NASA's tribute to pop icon- See pic!

NASA released this image following the announcement that the pop music superstar had died at the age of 57 in Minnesota.

Apr 22, 2016, 11:47 AM IST
Repeat radio bursts from mysterious cosmic source detected

Repeat radio bursts from mysterious cosmic source detected

The finding suggests that these bursts must have come from a very exotic object, such as a rotating neutron star having unprecedented power that enables the emission of extremely bright pulses, the researchers said. 

Mar 03, 2016, 15:57 PM IST
NASA's Chandra Observatory discovers incredible galactic tail

NASA's Chandra Observatory discovers incredible galactic tail

The pressure exerted by this rapid motion caused gas to be stripped away from the galaxy.

Dec 22, 2015, 13:47 PM IST
Oldest stars in universe found near Milky Way centre

Oldest stars in universe found near Milky Way centre

 The discovery and analysis of the nine pure stars challenges current theories about the environment of the early universe from which these stars formed.

Nov 12, 2015, 11:58 AM IST
Hubble discovers clues to how Milky Way was formed

Hubble discovers clues to how Milky Way was formed

This is how our galaxy, Milky Way was formed.

Nov 06, 2015, 14:45 PM IST
New Milky Way component discovered

New Milky Way component discovered

The centre of the Milky Way galaxy, a region previously thought to consist of vast numbers of old stars, actually has young stars.

Oct 29, 2015, 16:39 PM IST
Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

Jul 29, 2015, 16:08 PM IST
'Lord of the Rings' spotted in Milky Way

'Lord of the Rings' spotted in Milky Way

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed.

Jun 25, 2015, 13:33 PM IST
Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study

Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Astronomers find hidden structures near Earth's surface

By observing galaxies billions of light-years away, a team of astronomers has detected tube-like structures mere hundreds of kilometres above the Earth's surface.

Jun 02, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

Rapidly ageing 'Nasty 1' star behaving in never-before-seen ways

A team of astronomers has uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly ageing star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy.

May 22, 2015, 13:26 PM IST