Dark matter may be richer, more complex than previously believed
Dark matter may be richer, more complex than previously believed

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how dark matter in the cluster of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide, which may ultimately provide the conclusion that its richer and more complex than previously believed.

Astronomers observe second ever planet 'reared' by four stars
Astronomers observe second ever planet 'reared' by four stars

Astronomers have discovered a second ever planet with the four parent stars, suggesting planets in quadruple star systems might be less rare than previously thought.

Astronomers unravel decades old Y-shape cloud in Venus' atmosphere mystery
Astronomers unravel decades old Y-shape cloud in Venus' atmosphere mystery

A new study has provided a deeper insight into the huge "Y-shaped" cloud structure in the atmosphere of Venus.

Dust-filled galaxy from early universe discovered
Dust-filled galaxy from early universe discovered

Debunking earlier theories that earliest galaxies had no dust but gas, an international team of astronomers has discovered a dust-filled galaxy from the very early universe.

Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers
Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers

A new instrument on Europe`s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said on Friday.

Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers
Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers

A new instrument on Europe`s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said on Friday.

Newborn stars found at edge of Milky Way
Newborn stars found at edge of Milky Way

Brazilian astronomers have for the first time found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy.

Researchers study surface composition of 'mountain-sized' asteroid that flew past earth
Researchers study surface composition of 'mountain-sized' asteroid that flew past earth

Researchers studied the surface composition of mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 that flew past earth recently.

Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system
Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

An international team of astronomers combing through data from the US Kepler space telescope said Tuesday they have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy.

Supermassive black hole spotted choking while eating star
Supermassive black hole spotted choking while eating star

Astronomers have recently revealed that they have probably witnessed a supermassive black hole chocking while eating up a star.

Comet Lovejoy bids adieu to Earth, to be spotted again in 8,000 years
Comet Lovejoy bids adieu to Earth, to be spotted again in 8,000 years

Comet Lovejoy, after mesmerising astronomers for the past three years, has finally said goodbye to Earth on Saturday night, January 25. 

Two more planets in our solar system: Astronomers
Two more planets in our solar system: Astronomers

The solar system has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, Spanish and British astronomers say.

Astronomers look at computers for studying stars
Astronomers look at computers for studying stars

NASA astronomers are now turning to a method called "machine learning" to help them understand the properties of large numbers of stars.

Newly developed map reveals mysterious molecules that affect starlight in Earth's galaxy
Newly developed map reveals mysterious molecules that affect starlight in Earth's galaxy

Astronomers have recently developed a new map of mysterious molecules in Earth's galaxy that has provided a deeper insight into a century-old puzzle.

Vanishing star used to measure space-time warp
Vanishing star used to measure space-time warp

In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star -- just before it vanished from view.

Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created
Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created

An international team of astronomers has developed a simulation of the universe in which realistic galaxies are created.

Astronomers on an endeavor to find stretched-out 'exotic' exoplanets

Astronomers may soon be able to find exoplanets that are stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit.

Intense heat killed life on some Earth like planets

 Even as astronomers search for extraterrestrial life in planets that look a lot like Earth because of presence of oxygen, some such planets may not be habitable because of intense heat during their formative years, says a study.

Newly discovered galaxy may shed light on how galaxies developed in early Universe
Newly discovered galaxy may shed light on how galaxies developed in early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a very rare type of galaxy that might provide valuable insights on how galaxies developed during the early days of the Universe.

Gas cloud G2 in galactic center may be part of extensive gas streamer

The astronomers have recently discovered that the orbit of gas cloud G2 in galactic center matches that of another gas cloud detected a decade ago, which might mean that it is part of a much more extensive gas streamer.