Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 20:20
Earlier in March, astronomers announced that they had discovered the gravitational ripples in space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 19:36
Researchers have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called `starbursts`) take place when galaxies collide.
Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:48
Scientists at NASA have come up with an interactive map of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:22
Researchers have claimed that gamma-ray photons observed from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility of dark matter annihilation.
Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 18:07
Astronomers have discovered a new class of `hypervelocity stars` - solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational grasp of the Milky Way galaxy.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 18:26
Europe`s billion-star hunting telescope has successfully entered its operational orbit to gather data for the most accurate 3D map yet of our Milky Way galaxy, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:50
Twenty per cent of Sun-like stars in our Milky Way galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could potentially host life, a new study has found.
Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:58
Astronomers have found that doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy, because of a magnetic field deep in the cloud`s interior may protect it during its plunge.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:01
An international team of astronomers have discovered that Milky Way galaxy "wobbles."
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 18:07
A new paper describes the observation-based relationships of the structure and supersonic internal motions of molecular clouds where stars form.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 13:53
European Space Agency`s billion-star surveyor Gaia, which will map the stars with unprecedented precision, is going to be launched from Europe`s spaceport in Kourou on November 20.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 11:30
Cosmic rays are known to reach energies above 100 billion giga-electron volts (1011 GeV).
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