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Why some galaxies stop creating stars

Why some galaxies stop creating stars

Scientists may finally have an explanation for why some galaxies stop creating stars after a team of astrophysicists painstakingly analysed around 70,000 galaxies to understand the forces influencing star formation activity in them.

Stars set to spread Bollywood fever in Spain during IIFA

Stars set to spread Bollywood fever in Spain during IIFA

The glitterati of the Mumbai-based Hindi film industry, popularly known as Bollywood to the west, have descended upon the sunny Spanish capital of Madrid to celebrate Indian cinema during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards to be held here in the weekend.

Astronomers find 'hot Jupiters' more common in star clusters

Astronomers find 'hot Jupiters' more common in star clusters

A team astronomers found that planets known as 'hot Jupiters' are more common in a star cluster in the constellation of Cancer than around stars outside clusters.

Astronomers discover new ‘hot Jupiter’ spinning up its parent star

Astronomers discover new ‘hot Jupiter’ spinning up its parent star

 A giant 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet was recently discovered by an international team of astronomers which was led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University.

10.5-billion-year-old cluster is home to heavy metal stars!

10.5-billion-year-old cluster is home to heavy metal stars!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful photograph of the heavy-metal stars.

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

A team of scientists for the first time has detected a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a more than five billion light years away which is almost double the previous record.

Herschel beams back exquisite image of newborn stars! - See pic

Herschel beams back exquisite image of newborn stars! - See pic

The European Space Agency has been putting in tireless efforts to conduct a probe into stellar nurseries and has released a mesmerising photograph that shows an incredibly turbulent region of the sky.

Entire universe explained in 4 minutes - Watch video!

Entire universe explained in 4 minutes - Watch video!

Parody education channel Exurb1a humorously explains the entire universe in just 4 minutes.

Nearby star gives fascinating insight into Sun's evolution

Nearby star gives fascinating insight into Sun's evolution

Have you ever wondered about the Sun's activities regarding its evolution some billions of years ago?

Spotted: A free-floating, planetary-mass object in family of stars (pic inside)!

Spotted: A free-floating, planetary-mass object in family of stars (pic inside)!

The newfound object, termed WISEA J114724.10204021.3, or just WISEA 1147 for short, may help scientists understand planets without stars.

New planet-hunting tool to refine exoplanet search

New planet-hunting tool to refine exoplanet search

 A team of scientists has developed a new refined tool to search for exoplanets orbiting distant stars or other planetary detections.

Wedding Bells! Pavitra Punia of 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' to tie the knot in 2016!

Wedding Bells! Pavitra Punia of 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' to tie the knot in 2016!

The two had already got engaged in 2015 and now the wedding is on cards this year.

New model could help determine age of stars precisely

New model could help determine age of stars precisely

The new model helps explain how stellar rotation, activity, magnetic field, and mass loss all mutually evolve with age.

Gang of monster stars that outshines our Sun unveiled

Gang of monster stars that outshines our Sun unveiled

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has identified nine monster stars, which are bigger and brighter than our Sun.

See pic - Hubble spots a diamond in the dust!

See pic - Hubble spots a diamond in the dust!

The image shows the star illuminating a wispy reflection nebula known as IRAS 00044+6521.  

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

SOFIA’s instruments observe infrared energy - one part of the electromagnetic spectrum which includes visible light, x-rays, radio waves and others.

How 'burning' asteroids dispatch shooting stars to Earth

How 'burning' asteroids dispatch shooting stars to Earth

This study suggests that the parent objects were completely destroyed when they came too close to the Sun - leaving behind streams of meteors but no parent NEOs.

`Cannibalism` between stars

`Cannibalism` between stars

During each episode, the star is consuming the equivalent of one Earth mass every ten days.  

See pic: NASA's Hubble views merging galaxies in Eridanus

See pic: NASA's Hubble views merging galaxies in Eridanus

The US space agency NASA recently shared a beautiful image of two or more galaxies in the act of merging together to form a single new galaxy.