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Big Bang breakthrough: Scientists differ on BICEP2 findings

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.

Why `starbursts` take place when galaxies collide

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.

NASA telescope captures 360-degree glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:48

Scientists at NASA have come up with an interactive map of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Dark matter annihilation may be possible

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.

Fast & furious! These stars escaping our galaxy

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.

ESA`s billion star-hunter telescope enters orbit

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.

One in five stars in Milky Way circled by Earth-like planets

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.

Magnetic `force field` to shield giant gas cloud during crash with Milky Way Galaxy

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.

Milky Way galaxy `wobbles`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:01

An international team of astronomers have discovered that Milky Way galaxy "wobbles."

How stars are formed

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.

ESA to launch Gaia space observatory on November 20

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.

Scientists take step closer to finding cosmic ray`s origins

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 11:30

Cosmic rays are known to reach energies above 100 billion giga-electron volts (1011 GeV).