Milky Way

Ultra-high energy cosmic rays come from outside our galaxy

Ultra-high energy cosmic rays come from outside our galaxy

Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light.

Sep 23, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

The Milky Way is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites. 

Sep 21, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

It was discovered lurking in a toxic gas cloud near the heart of the Milky Way.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Check out Milky Way as it 'paints the heavens' through the eyes of ISS astronaut Jack Fischer! - Watch video

Check out Milky Way as it 'paints the heavens' through the eyes of ISS astronaut Jack Fischer! - Watch video

This time, it's NASA astronaut Jack Fischer who has befriended his camera and has captured the view of a lifetime – the Milky Way – and has delivered it to us in the form of a time-lapse video!

Aug 17, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

The new research was an attempt to interpret the gravitational wave detections through the lens of what is known about galaxy formation and to form a framework for understanding future occurrences.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

These stellar nurseries can produce dozens or even hundreds of stars with different sizes and masses.

Jul 24, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

It is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies, a class of ultraluminous infrared galaxies, according to the researchers.

Jul 15, 2017, 16:43 PM IST
Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain stable hydrogen fusion in their core, the hallmark of stars like the Sun.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

These stellar sprinters originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy in orbit around the Milky Way, the findings showed. 

Jul 05, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

China is set to launch a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), to observe pulsars in the galaxy of Milky Way

Jun 03, 2017, 12:24 PM IST
Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Compared with X-ray astronomical satellites of other countries, HXMT has larger detection area, broader energy range and wider field of view.

May 28, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

Apr 18, 2017, 13:25 PM IST
When did Milky Way's black hole have its final meal? Team led by Indian-origin scientist has the answer!

When did Milky Way's black hole have its final meal? Team led by Indian-origin scientist has the answer!

What the snacks consisted of is somewhat unclear.

Apr 09, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
NASA's Hubble reveals a remarkable galactic hybrid

NASA's Hubble reveals a remarkable galactic hybrid

NASA has revealed a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1 in an image captured by its Hubble spacecraft.

Mar 11, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Situated 7,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, the star is so rare that it's only one of seven identified by astronomers in the Milky Way.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Known as the Magellanic Clouds - appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, claim scientists.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:24 PM IST
Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

A team led by researchers in Japan has found signs of stray black hole hiding in the Milky Way while examining a molecular cloud with enigmatic motion.

Feb 03, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

The galaxy, which is known as RX J1140.1+0307 and is in the Virgo constellation, presents an interesting puzzle. 

Jan 14, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, shooting out star fragments.

Jan 13, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Monster black holes, it seems, also sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.

Jan 08, 2017, 23:35 PM IST