Ursa Major

Astronomers observe star's fortunate escape from black hole with minor damage

Astronomers have recently observed a star escaping, with only a small part of its mass torn off, after almost being captured by a black hole.

Oct 24, 2014, 13:20 PM IST

New pics of nearby starburst galaxy reveal hidden details

Astronomers using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation`s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82.

Dec 10, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered

Astronomers have discovered a faint dwarf galaxy and another possible young dwarf caught before it had a chance to form any stars.

Jan 12, 2013, 13:05 PM IST