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New stars being born at our galaxy`s edge

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 15:46

According to a thrilling research, gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh lustre to the Milky Way.

Little gas cloud`s fate could reveal much about growth of black holes

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:49

Researchers have said that the gas cloud that`s edging closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy could reveal much about these entities.

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.

Some galaxies in early universe grew up quickly

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:15

A team of researchers has discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive.

Milky Way`s location among `Council of Giants` mapped

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:43

Researchers have found that the Milky Way and Andromeda are encircled by twelve large galaxies arranged in a ring about 24-light-years across.

Spin speed determines size of spiral galaxies

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 13:23

Australian astronomers have discovered what makes some spiral galaxies fat and bulging while others flat discs - it`s all about how fast they spin.

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.

Stream of stars in Andromeda galaxy shows cosmic collision

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:05

Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute have detected a stream of stars in one of the Andromeda Galaxy`s outer satellite galaxies, a dwarf galaxy called Andromeda II.

NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 14:21

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.

Star-rich galaxy found from universe`s baby years

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:07

Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650 million years old, a fraction of its current age.

Astronomers discover river of hydrogen flowing through space

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:24

Astronomers have discovered a river of hydrogen flowing through space and into a nearby galaxy.

Scientists reconstruct evolutionary history of Milky Way galaxy

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:49

A team of researchers have found a way to reconstruct the evolutionary history of our galaxy, the Milky Way, to a new level of detail.