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Bullying black holes prevent star formation in nearby elliptical galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:52

A new research has found that massive elliptical galaxies in the nearby Universe contain plenty of cold gas, but still they fail to produce new stars as jets from the central supermassive black hole heat or stir up the gas.

Active supermassive black holes discovered in merging galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:57

A team of astronomers have found at least one supermassive black holes almost always becomes active and luminous by accreting a large amount of material in luminous, gas-rich, merging galaxies.

Mystery behind massive star formation solved

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 14:52

A team of astrophysicists has found evidence which strongly supports a solution to a long-standing puzzle about the birth of some of the most massive stars in the universe.

Hubble looks into star formation inside Tarantula Nebula

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:30

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, with its near-infrared vision, has uncovered a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula.

Hubble captures star formation in spiral galaxy 15 mn light-years away

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 12:18

The full beauty of nearby barred spiral galaxy M83 has been unveiled in all of its glory in a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image.

Mystery behind heating of neutron stars unravelled

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 15:59

Scientists were pretty sure until now that they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself - can heat itself up.

Star formation more `intense and dynamic` than previously believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 15:36

Powerful jets of gas and other raw material outward while star formation is taking place, a according to a new research.

`Zombie vortices` key to new star`s birth

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 15:22

Fluid dynamics experts have brought forward a new theory that shows how `zombie vortices` help in star formation.

Feeding galaxy explains how gases are absorbed in star formation

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 12:41

An international group of astronomers has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas.

Anarchic region of star formation found in dust cloud

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 19:02

NGC 6559 is a cloud of gas and dust located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer).

Puzzling cloud near galaxy`s centre `may hold clues to how stars are born`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 17:47

Astronomers, including one of Indian origin, have tried to solve the mystery of the curiously dense cloud.

Star formation in universe has declined by 97%

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 13:18

Cosmic GDP crashes! Astronomers have discovered that the rate of formation of new stars in the Universe has drastically reduced to only 1/30th of its peak and that this decline is set to continue.