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.

Gobbling galaxy's snacking habits revealed
Gobbling galaxy's snacking habits revealed

A team of Australian and Spanish astronomers have caught a greedy galaxy gobbling on its neighbours and leaving crumbs of evidence about its dietary past.

Theories about dark matter consisting heavy particles challenged
Theories about dark matter consisting heavy particles challenged

A new research has challenged the accepted view that dark matter is made up of heavy particles.

'Strangulation' causes galactic death: Study
'Strangulation' causes galactic death: Study

British astronomers have found out the answer to an astronomical mystery -- how do galaxies die? Evidence shows that they are "strangled to death", which occurs after galaxies are cut off from the raw materials needed to make new stars.

No evidence of life in 100,000 galaxies: Scientists
No evidence of life in 100,000 galaxies: Scientists

After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE orbiting observatory has found no evidence of advanced civilizations in them.

First ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe created
First ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe created

Astrophysicists have created the first ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe, which spans nearly two billion light years.

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.

Pulsing light reveals supermassive black hole merger
Pulsing light reveals supermassive black hole merger

As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, their supermassive black holes form a “binary” or two black holes that are gravitationally bound to one another. Now, astronomers from University of Maryland have found direct evidence of a pulsing quasar which may substantiate the existence of black hole binaries.

Survey of 1 lakh galaxies fails to yield evidence of alien civilizations
Survey of 1 lakh galaxies fails to yield evidence of alien civilizations

One of the largest-ever searches for distant alien empires has scoured 100,000 galaxies for signs of suspicious infrared activity, however it found no evidence.

Newly detailed map of dark matter may help unravel its role in galaxy formation
Newly detailed map of dark matter may help unravel its role in galaxy formation

A newly detailed map of dark matter found in cosmos has been created by Dark Energy Survey that can help in unraveling its role in galaxy formation.

Fossils of million stars may help unravel formation, evolution of galaxies
Fossils of million stars may help unravel formation, evolution of galaxies

Researchers have revealed that Archaeology of millions of stars may help in unraveling galaxies' evolution and formation.

Amateur astronomers classify 2 million unidentified heavenly bodies in distant galaxies

More than 40,000 amateur astronomers discovered two million unidentified heavenly bodies, which include five sought-after supernovas and extremely bright exploding stars.

Hubble finds giant objects near dead quasars
Hubble finds giant objects near dead quasars

NASA's Hubble space telescope has clicked a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded.

Astronomers observe chemical fingerprints of ancient supernovae
Astronomers observe chemical fingerprints of ancient supernovae

Astronomers have recently observed chemical fingerprints of ancient supernovae, it has been reported.

Hubble captures quadruple image of ancient exploding star
Hubble captures quadruple image of ancient exploding star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens captured surprising multiple images of the same exploded ancient star, research published on Thursday shows.

Astronomers observe second ever planet 'reared' by four stars
Astronomers observe second ever planet 'reared' by four stars

Astronomers have discovered a second ever planet with the four parent stars, suggesting planets in quadruple star systems might be less rare than previously thought.

Galactic 'rain' could slow down star formation
Galactic 'rain' could slow down star formation

Pouring cool gases called galactic "rain" may slow down star formation in certain galaxies, astronomers have found.

Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers
Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers

A new instrument on Europe`s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said on Friday.

Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers
Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers

A new instrument on Europe`s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said on Friday.