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Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

The team also discovered a relatively sparse region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics from early in solar system history. 

Astronomers detect large quantity of methanol around Saturn's moon Enceladus

Astronomers detect large quantity of methanol around Saturn's moon Enceladus

Enceladus`s plumes are thought to originate in water escaping from a subsurface ocean through cracks in the moon`s icy surface. Eventually these plumes feed into Saturn`s second-outermost ring, the E-ring.

In a first, astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes

In a first, astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes

Last year, an international team of researchers detected the existence of gravitational waves, confirming German physicist Albert Einstein's 100-year-old prediction and astonishing the scientific community.

Astronomers discover huge 'dead' disk-shaped galaxy

Astronomers discover huge 'dead' disk-shaped galaxy

The discovery challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, researchers said.

Infant stars surrounded by life enabling chemicals, say astronomers

Infant stars surrounded by life enabling chemicals, say astronomers

The IRAS 16293-2422 is a multiple protostar system, in a large star-forming region called Rho Ophiuchi in the Serpent Bearer constellation.

Astronomers use Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to measure mass of star

Astronomers use Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to measure mass of star

Researchers measured the mass of a white dwarf star by analysing how much it bent the light of a more distant star, just as Einstein asserted could be done more than a century ago, as per Efe news report.

Astronomers discover cold brown dwarf near our solar system

Astronomers discover cold brown dwarf near our solar system

A brown dwarf, which is a little more than 100 light years away from the Sun was discovered by astronomers with the help of a new citizen-science tool.

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

Astronomers come up with the largest map of universe

Astronomers come up with the largest map of universe

Quasars are the incredibly bright and distant points of light powered by super-massive black holes

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Earlier, astronomers have discovered a number of nearby exoplanets - or planets outside our solar system - that could harbour life like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

Discovered - Second 'Great Cold Spot' on Jupiter exerted by planet’s vivacious auroras (Watch)

Discovered - Second 'Great Cold Spot' on Jupiter exerted by planet’s vivacious auroras (Watch)

Dubbed the ‘Great Cold Spot’, scientists said the dark spot is created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet’s polar aurorae. 

Earth-like planet 'GJ 1132b' outside our Solar System has its own atmosphere

Earth-like planet 'GJ 1132b' outside our Solar System has its own atmosphere

The planet known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet Earth, is orbiting a red dwarf star GJ 1132 in the southern constellation Vela, at a distance of 39 light-years from us. 

Astronomers discover Neptune-sized 'lost' planet

Astronomers discover Neptune-sized 'lost' planet

The new planet, Kepler-150 f, was overlooked for several years, according to researchers at the Yale University in the US.

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches - of our galaxy, made up of the most ancient stars.

Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch

Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch

The video begins with a nighttime view of the Small and Large Magellanic clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way.

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Situated 7,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, the star is so rare that it's only one of seven identified by astronomers in the Milky Way.