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Astronomers find a 'dark' Milky Way

Astronomers find a 'dark' Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy -- about the size of the Milky Way -- that consists almost entirely of dark matter.
 

Minute fraction of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

Minute fraction of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

When you lie on the beach, your skin comes in contact with a minute fraction of radiation from outside our galaxy, say researchers.

NASA's Kepler watches stellar dancers in Pleiades cluster!

NASA's Kepler watches stellar dancers in Pleiades cluster!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of the Pleiades cluster of stars which was seen through the eyes of WISE, or its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

White dwarf found lashing red dwarf in space

White dwarf found lashing red dwarf in space

Astronomers have discovered a new type of exotic binary star system, in which a rapidly spinning white dwarf star is lashing the companion red dwarf star with high-energy particles, causing the entire system to pulse dramatically every 1.97 minutes with radiation ranging from the ultraviolet to radio.

Universe crowded with black holes predicted

Universe crowded with black holes predicted

If a team of astronomers are right, then the future gravitational wave detectors are going to be busy as a beaver.

Extra-terrestrials will take at least 1,500 years to reach Earth, claim astronomers

Extra-terrestrials will take at least 1,500 years to reach Earth, claim astronomers

A team of researchers from Cornell University made this assumption by deconstructing the Fermi paradox and paring it with the mediocrity principle into a fresh equation.

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 small asteroid playing 'leap frog' with Earth - Watch

Astronomers discover small asteroid playing 'leap frog' with Earth - Watch

The US space agency NASA's astronomers have discovered a small asteroid that is circling the Earth as part of its orbit around the sun.

Astronomers discover largest planet orbiting two suns

Astronomers using the US Kepler Space Telescope said on Monday they have found the largest planet yet discovered that orbits a pair of binary stars.
 

Supermassive black hole devouring cold gas cloud spotted

Supermassive black hole devouring cold gas cloud spotted

Astronomers recently spotted a supermassive black hole devouring billowy clouds of cold, marking its first direct evidence to support the theory that black holes feed on clouds of cold gas.

Did our Sun steal 'Planet 9' 4.5 billion years ago?

Did our Sun steal 'Planet 9' 4.5 billion years ago?

Computer-simulated study suggests that our sun, in its youth some 4.5 billion years ago, stole Planet 9 from its original star.

Original seeds of monster black holes detected, claim astronomers

Original seeds of monster black holes detected, claim astronomers

"Black hole seeds are extremely hard to find and confirming their detection is very difficult. However, we think our research has uncovered the two best candidates so far," said Andrea Grazian, study co-author from National Institute for Astrophysics in Italy.

Rare blue galaxy may disclose birth of universe, claim astronomers

Rare blue galaxy may disclose birth of universe, claim astronomers

This faint blue galaxy is situated about 30 million light years from the Earth and present in the constellation "Leo Minor".

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.

Baby version of Earth on its way?

Baby version of Earth on its way?

As per a recent study, a nearby Sun-like star may have its own planet in an Earth-like orbit someday.

Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

The researchers were surprised when their Earth-space system revealed a temperature hotter then 10 trillion degrees.

Astronomers find massive 'super spiral' galaxies

Astronomers find massive 'super spiral' galaxies

Super spirals have long hidden in plain sight by mimicking the appearance of typical spiral galaxies. 

Astronomers show how planets were born

Astronomers show how planets were born

The scientists used the VLA to see unprecedented detail of the inner portion of a dusty disk surrounding the star, nearly 450 light years from Earth.

Did astonomers spot biggest structure in universe?

Did astonomers spot biggest structure in universe?

The BOSS Great Wall (BGW), discovered by a team from the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, is believed to at least 830 galaxies.

Hubble spots farthest known galaxy in universe

An international team of astronomers said that using the Hubble Space Telescope they have spotted the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe.