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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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 12:41
An international group of astronomers has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas.
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).
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.
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:59
With the help of world-class observatories, astronomers have discovered an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe that is breaking several important cosmic records.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:27
All large galaxies have a massive black hole at their centre, each millions of times the mass of a single star.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 19:38
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope has captured a spectacular view of star formation in the Carina Nebula.
Last Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011, 16:31
Thanks to massive clouds of ionized gas, the Milky Way will have the fuel to continue forming stars.
Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 18:29
The formation of new stars in galaxies like the Milky Way has declined five-fold in the last 3bn years.
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