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.

Mysterious object at galaxy's centre identified as pair of binary stars
Mysterious object at galaxy's centre identified as pair of binary stars

A team of researchers believe that they have solved the mystery of the bizarre object at the center of the galaxy.

A planet that never sticks to schedule found
A planet that never sticks to schedule found

Astronomers have discovered a new planet that has a highly inconsistent orbit time around its Sun.

Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball
Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball

The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted, suggest astronomers including an Indian.

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.

Uranus like planet spotted far away
Uranus like planet spotted far away

A planet that resembles Uranus of our solar system has been spotted 25,000 light years away by astronomers.

Dark matter may be half than earlier believed
Dark matter may be half than earlier believed

Scientists have revealed that new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way suggests that there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought.

Astronomers found 'grooves' on dark side of Lutetia

Astronomers recently observed "grooves" on the dark side of Lutetia, an asteroid encountered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft that provides evidence of a large impact crater on the asteroid.

Two new Jupiter-sized planets discovered orbiting Twin stars
Two new Jupiter-sized planets discovered orbiting Twin stars

Astronomers have spotted two new Jupiter-sized planets, with each orbiting one star of a binary-star system.

Windy conditions around infant star?
Windy conditions around infant star?

Astronomers have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around an infant analogue - called T Tauri - of our Sun.

Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved
Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved

Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.

Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster
Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster

A team of astronomers has demonstrated that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a newly identified ginormous super cluster of galaxies, dubbed as "Laniakea", meaning "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.

Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup
Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup

Astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, which is possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids that eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

Low-frequency waves help astronomers click faraway galaxy

A team of astronomers has taken the most sensitive image of a galaxy 30 million light years away via a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations.

Fluorine in toothpaste came from sun`s dead ancestors!

The fluorine in your toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun, astronomers said.

Astronomers discover intermediate-sized `rare` black hole in galaxy Messier 82

Scientists have recently discovered an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time in the nearby galaxy Messier 82.

Bigger, brighter Supermoon to light up the sky tonight!

A wonderful spectacle awaits the stargazers on Sunday evening when the moon will be closest to earth with just 221,765 miles away.