Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies
Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies

 Data obtained using the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope in Chile has given astronomers their first glimpse at the interior of distant galaxies, the ESO said.

 Super-sized black hole that outgrew its galaxy spotted
Super-sized black hole that outgrew its galaxy spotted

Challenging previous notions about the way host galaxies grow in relation to black holes, an international team of astronomers has spotted a super-sized black hole that grew much faster than its host galaxy.

Birth of new planet witnessed

For the first time, scientists are now able to directly study the planet formation process at a very early stage.

Number of distant galaxies fewer than thought
Number of distant galaxies fewer than thought

The number of distant galaxies could be 10 to 100 times fewer than earlier thought, astronomers estimate.

Astronomers name newly-discovered galaxy after Cristiano Ronaldo
Astronomers name newly-discovered galaxy after Cristiano Ronaldo

A group of astronomers has honoured Cristiano Ronaldo by naming a newly-discovered galaxy CR7. The Portuguese super-star is known as CR7 - from his initials and shirt number - to his millions of fans.

Newly found brightest galaxy yet can be harbouring first generation stars

Astronomers have discovered the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it.

Astronomers measure first Mars-sized exoplanet
Astronomers measure first Mars-sized exoplanet

Scientists have measured the mass and size named of the first exoplanet smaller than the Earth named Kepler-138b.

Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet
Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet

 Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter.

Supernovas help keep galaxies clean!
Supernovas help keep galaxies clean!

Supernovas or massive explosions that mark the end of a star's life plays an important role in sweeping out gas that fuels star-forming factories in the galaxy, new research has found.

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe
Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found.

Signals puzzling scientists for 17 years came from microwave oven

 The source of mysterious signals that left astronomers at Australia's most famous radio telescope scratching their heads for 17 years has finally been found - and it's a microwave oven!

Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered
Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered

Astronomers have discovered what may be the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born - an incredibly massive and extremely dense yet star-free cloud of molecular gas.

Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy
Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy

Astronomers have set a new distance record by unveiling the farthest galaxy, which may be over 13 billion years old.

Astronomers create first 3-D view of famous Pillars of Creation

Astronomers have produced the first complete three-dimensional view of the famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, Messier 16.

Long-standing puzzle of 'galactic thin-thick disk' solved
Long-standing puzzle of 'galactic thin-thick disk' solved

A team of astronomers has solved the long-standing puzzle regarding the nature of disk galaxies.

Astronomers locate eleven 'runaway' galaxies
Astronomers locate eleven 'runaway' galaxies

Researchers have identified 11 runaway galaxies, for the first time that escaped their original homes and have been flung into space.

Dark matter may not be as dark as previously believed
Dark matter may not be as dark as previously believed

First signs of self-interacting dark matter have suggested that it may not be as dark as previously believed.

'Statue of Liberty' sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017

Astronomers have warned that a " Statue of Liberty" sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017 that could pt thousands of people in hospital.

Universe may not be accelerating as fast as previously thought
Universe may not be accelerating as fast as previously thought

A team of astronomers has suggested that the acceleration of the expansion of the universe may not be as fast as we thought.

Astronomers create 'movie' of Milky Way's life from youth to middle age
Astronomers create 'movie' of Milky Way's life from youth to middle age

Astronomers recently provided the details of unprecedented life story of Milky Way galaxy evolution through a movie by studying how galaxies like our own formed.