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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.

Gas cloud set to collide with supermassive black hole at Milky Way`s core

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:29

Astronomers have discovered that a mysterious gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth is spiraling towards the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way`s core.

Scientist to test predictions of Einstein`s general theory of relativity

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:21

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 14 million euros to a team of European astrophysicists to construct the first accurate image of a black hole, and to test the predictions of current theories of gravity, including Einstein`s general theory of relativity.

Black hole in our galaxy likely to suck in giant gas cloud in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:13

Astronomers have discovered a giant gas cloud, which is about to collide with the black hole in the center of our galaxy.

`Wow! signal came from space lighthouse`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 20:34

An astronomer believes that the ‘Wow!’ signal received three decades ago may have come from an interstellar ‘lighthouse’.

Milky Way still feasting on dwarf galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 13:39

The Sagittarius dwarf galaxy used to be one of the brightest of the Milky Way satellites.

Monster black hole in our galaxy eating worlds

Last Updated: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 12:43

A super massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is gradually destroying entire worlds on a daily basis, a new study has claimed.