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Observatory sheds light on last acts of first stars

Observatory sheds light on last acts of first stars

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:40

XMM-Newton observatory has helped scientists to discover how the Universe`s first stars ended their lives in giant explosions from the recent detection of a gamma-ray burst from a massive blue supergiant.

Ages of sun-like stars revealed via gyrochronology

Ages of sun-like stars revealed via gyrochronology

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:15

A new technique called gyrochronology has helped the scientists to determine the accurate ages of the Sun-like stars from its rotation period.

Hubble captures merger of two elliptical galaxies creating droplets of stars

Hubble captures merger of two elliptical galaxies creating droplets of stars

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:57

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an unusual discovery by imaging two elliptical galaxies merging into one and giving birth to chains of stars winding around the galaxies` nuclei.

NASA builds world`s first flying observatory

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:15

NASA has fitted a 17-tonne telescope with an effective diameter of eight feet on a modified Boeing 747 jetliner that the US space agency is using as a flying observatory to study stars.

Satellite `ultrasound` to detect baby stars

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:48

Using satellite data that works like an ultrasound, scientists have come up with a way to determine the internal structure, age and different life stages of a star.

Key to measuring stars` age lies in acoustic vibrations

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:58

Young stars can be distinguished from adolescent stars by measuring their acoustic vibrations using ultrasound technology similar to that used in the field of medicine, according to the researchers.

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.

Black hole trio discovery may explain Einstein`s theory

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 19:36

In a first, scientists have found three closely orbiting super-massive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away, a discovery that may aid the search for gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Ghana team awaits $3 million cash ahead of key match vs Portugal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:39

Ghana`s government said on Wednesday that it is sending more than $3 million in cash on a chartered plane to Brazil to pay appearance fees for its World Cup squad.

First standardised way to measure stars

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:34

The same way we need values to measure everything from temperature to time, astronomers have now developed a new stellar scale as a "ruler" to help them classify and compare data on star discoveries.

Scared at the prospect of chemotherapy: Samantha Harris

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:35

Former `Dancing with the Stars` co-host Samantha Harris, who is battling cancer, may have to undergo chemotherapy and she is scared of it.

Dwarf galaxies formed large proportion of universe`s stars

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:31

Researchers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have claimed that dwarf galaxies are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe`s stars.