Hidden galaxies discovered in our backyard

Hidden galaxies discovered in our backyard

The research identified several new structures that could help to explain the movement of the Milky Way, including three galaxy concentrations (named NW1, NW2 and NW3) and two new clusters (named CW1 and CW2).

Indian-origin professor develops new method to hunt dark matter

Indian-origin professor develops new method to hunt dark matter

An Indian-American professor has devised a new method to characterise dark matter that can help hunt for the mysterious space phenomenon.

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion Suns: Study

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion Suns: Study

The only way it could get larger is if a star happened to fall straight in or another black hole merged with it.

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

A nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away could help answer questions about how the known universe formed.

NASA set to replace Hubble with James Webb telescope in 3 years

NASA set to replace Hubble with James Webb telescope in 3 years

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the premier astronomical observatory of the next decade.

Massive galaxy cluster spotted 8.5 bn light-years away

Massive galaxy cluster spotted 8.5 bn light-years away

  Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe that is touted as the most massive structure yet found at such great distance.

Hubble spots Big Bang frontiers, 250 new galaxies discovered

Hubble spots Big Bang frontiers, 250 new galaxies discovered

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have taken advantage of gravitational lensing to reveal the largest sample of the faintest and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.

Rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies

Rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies

 Galaxies forming stars at extreme rates nine billion years ago were more efficient than average galaxies today, researchers have found.

'Cosmic fossils' shed light on galactic evolution

'Cosmic fossils' shed light on galactic evolution

Fossils of galaxies have revealed the formation and evolution of massive galaxies.

11-year cosmic search casts doubt on our black hole`s understanding

11-year cosmic search casts doubt on our black hole`s understanding

An 11-year cosmic search has lead to black hole rethink.

New way proposed to help map 3D cosmos

New way proposed to help map 3D cosmos

A team of researchers have proposed a new way to chart the cosmos in 3-D.

Eight more galactic neighbours found hovering near our Milky Way

Eight more galactic neighbours found hovering near our Milky Way

A survey has found more celestial neighbours hovering near our Milky Way, suggesting that our sky is more crowded than we thought

Galaxies changed their shapes after Big Bang

Galaxies changed their shapes after Big Bang

A large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major 'metamorphosis' since they were initially formed after the Big Bang, scientists have found for the first time.

Scientists find supermassive black holes in nearest quasar Markarian 231

Scientists find supermassive black holes in nearest quasar Markarian 231

A team of astrophysicists and astronomers, led by Dr Youjun Lu of the National Astronomical Observatories of China, has found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Here's how rogue supernovas got into deep space

Here's how rogue supernovas got into deep space

 In a new study, scientists have revealed that rogue supernovas that explode all alone got into the deep space most likely by binary black hole slingshots.

Is the universe 'slowly dying'?

Is the universe 'slowly dying'?

 The universe is dying but there is no need to panic as there is still about 100 billion years to go, reveals a group of Australian researchers.

Largest feature in universe found - Ring of galaxies 5 billion light years across

Largest feature in universe found - Ring of galaxies 5 billion light years across

 Astronomers have found what may be the largest feature in the known universe: a ring of nine gamma ray bursts and hence galaxies - five billion light years across.

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

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.

Dark matter similar to long-known subatomic particles

Dark matter similar to long-known subatomic particles

Scientists have come up with a new theory which claims that dark matter really acts like subatomic particles, which the has been known to science since the 1930s.