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Universe may be starting to die, say astronomers

Universe may be starting to die, say astronomers

Astronomers studying more than 200,000 galaxies have found that energy levels are falling and not even half of what it was two billion years ago, signalling an ageing Earth.

Astronomers observe transit of Earth-like extra-solar planet

Astronomers observe transit of Earth-like extra-solar planet

In an important step towards the search for extra-terrestrial life, astronomers in Japan have observed the transit of a potentially habitable Earth-like extra-solar planet known as K2-3d.

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest satellite galaxy

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest satellite galaxy

Using a 8.2-meter telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an international team of researchers has found what could be the faintest dwarf satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

Astronomers map cosmic web through peculiar radio burst

Astronomers map cosmic web through peculiar radio burst

A brief burst of radiation that travelled at least a billion light years through the psce to reach an Australian radio telescope contains the detailed information, say scientists.

Supermoon: Look up the sky tonight as the moon appears 'brightest' in 69 years!

Supermoon: Look up the sky tonight as the moon appears 'brightest' in 69 years!

When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon.

NASA explains why November 14 supermoon is especially 'super'! (Watch video)

NASA explains why November 14 supermoon is especially 'super'! (Watch video)

Also called November's full moon, Monday's supermoon will be no ordinary sight as it will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948.

A new 'supermoon' to adorn the sky next Monday

A new 'supermoon' to adorn the sky next Monday

Weather permitting, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT, when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia, astronomers said.

Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets

Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets

The two new planets, dubbed "super Neptune" and "super Earth", are the first to be discovered by Brazilian astronomers since the discovery in 2015 of a planet similar to Jupiter, according to Brazil's G1 news website on Friday.

Universe far away from expanding at accelerating rate, says study

Universe far away from expanding at accelerating rate, says study

Challenging a standard cosmological concept, a team of researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that the universe may not actually be expanding at an accelerating pace as was previously believed.

Scientists find oldest-known planetary disk

Scientists find oldest-known planetary disk

Astronomers believe they have found the oldest known planet-forming disk -- a 45-million-year-old ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star.
 

NASA's Hubble finds ten times more galaxies than previously thought

NASA's Hubble finds ten times more galaxies than previously thought

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories reveals that our universe contains 10 times more galaxies than previously thought.

Discovered – Astronomers find 24 new isolated 'Hot Earth' exoplanets!

Discovered – Astronomers find 24 new isolated 'Hot Earth' exoplanets!

Hot Earths are Earth-sized exoplanets that exist close to their stars, making them unlikely to support life. 

Astronomers spot most distant newborn galaxy cluster ever

Astronomers spot most distant newborn galaxy cluster ever

Astronomers have created a new record by spotting the most distant galaxy cluster ever utilising data from NASAs Chandra X-ray observatory and other telescopes.

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.