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Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy at one million kilometres per hour: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:44

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:33

Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones.

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.

Milky Way may have 100 million life-supporting planets

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 22:38

Our Milky Way galaxy may house 100 million other planets that could support complex life, according to a new study.

Full dark-matter jacket helped failed dwarf galaxy survive galactic collision

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:47

Researchers have said that like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter.

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.

Globular clusters rotate around common axis

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 14:16

While studying some of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin and Germany`s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) found that the stars at the centers of these clusters are rotating around a common axis.

Astronomers discover fossil galaxy revealing early universe facts

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 10:20

Astronomers have discovered a new galaxy called as ``fossil galaxy`` which is believed to be a left over from the early universe.

Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 10:16

A galaxy known as M87 has thrown an entire star cluster named HVGC-1 (hypervelocity globular cluster) is now on a fast journey to nowhere.

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:26

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

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.