Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

The researchers were surprised when their Earth-space system revealed a temperature hotter then 10 trillion degrees.

Source of unprecedented energy found in Milky Way

Source of unprecedented energy found in Milky Way

The source was revealed after a detailed analysis of the data collected by the H.E.S.S. observatory in Namibia, which was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature. 

Astronomers find massive 'super spiral' galaxies

Astronomers find massive 'super spiral' galaxies

Super spirals have long hidden in plain sight by mimicking the appearance of typical spiral galaxies. 

Did astonomers spot biggest structure in universe?

Did astonomers spot biggest structure in universe?

The BOSS Great Wall (BGW), discovered by a team from the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, is believed to at least 830 galaxies.

Milky Way's cold clouds shine in new in-depth cosmic map

Milky Way's cold clouds shine in new in-depth cosmic map

The new ATLASGAL maps cover an area of sky 140 degrees long and 3 degrees wide, more than four times larger than the first ATLASGAL release.

Hidden galaxies discovered in our backyard

Hidden galaxies discovered in our backyard

The research identified several new structures that could help to explain the movement of the Milky Way, including three galaxy concentrations (named NW1, NW2 and NW3) and two new clusters (named CW1 and CW2).

Lasagne-like dark `noodle` spotted in Milky Way

What if, there were noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts or, at least, invisible structures shaped like them floating around in our galaxy? Yes, it is a possibility.

Dazzling diamond-like stars perfect visual treat

Dazzling diamond-like stars perfect visual treat

These blue-white stars are burning their hydrogen fuel so ferociously that they will explode as supernova in a few million years.

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Astronomers have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass 100 thousand times that of the Sun around the centre of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible "intermediate mass" black hole is a key to understanding the birth of the supermassive black holes located in the centres of galaxies.

Astronomers detect an `enigmatic` CO-0.40-0.22 gas cloud

A team of astronomers at Keio University in Japan has found an enigmatic gas cloud, called CO-0.40-0.22, only 200 light years away from the center of the Milky Way.

Astronomers spot most massive galaxy cluster ever

Astronomers spot most massive galaxy cluster ever

A team of astronomers have detected a massive, sprawling and churning galaxy cluster that formed only 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang and is 1,000 times more massive than our Milky Way galaxy.

Globular star clusters may host planet with intelligent life

Globular star clusters may host planet with intelligent life

Contradicting current beliefs, a team of researchers, including one from India, has said that globular star clusters that hold a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across on average could also host planets with intelligent life.

Rare space radio signals to better test Einstein's theory

Rare space radio signals to better test Einstein's theory

Fast Radio Bursts travel through space as waves of photon particles.

'Ghost' cluster may reveal Milky Way's origin

'Ghost' cluster may reveal Milky Way's origin

A unique star cluster is a remnant of the earliest days of the Milky Way, as analyzed by a team of astronomers.

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

A nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away could help answer questions about how the known universe formed.

Astronomers conclude bizzare star KIC 8462852 swarmed by comets

Astronomers conclude bizzare star KIC 8462852 swarmed by comets

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that the unusual light signals coming from a star called KIC 8462852 are likely coming from dusty comet fragments swarming around it.

`Dead` galaxy harbors massive dark matter

`Dead` galaxy harbors massive dark matter

A new study has identified a "dead" galaxy that seems to be densely packed with dark matter.

See pic: NASA's Hubble telescope uncovers dynamic, elliptical galaxy

See pic: NASA's Hubble telescope uncovers dynamic, elliptical galaxy

According to NASA, the reason for the peculiar shape of NGC 3610 stems from its formation history.

Massive dark matter found in nearby dwarf galaxy

Massive dark matter found in nearby dwarf galaxy

By measuring the mass of a nearby dwarf galaxy, astronomers have found the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.

Astronomers measure 'heartbeats' of distant stars

Astronomers measure 'heartbeats' of distant stars

Analysis of the Hubble data showed that the average pixel varies on a timescale of approximately 270 days.