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.

Coma Cluster's dead galaxies may be packed with dark matter
Coma Cluster's dead galaxies may be packed with dark matter

An Australian study has demonstrated that Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter.

When cosmic giants meet galactic dwarfs
When cosmic giants meet galactic dwarfs

When two different sized galaxies collide, the larger stops the smaller one making new stars, says a study of more than 20,000 merging galaxies.

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

A new study has shown that Universe may contain fewer galaxies than what was expected.

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 find hidden structures near Earth's surface

By observing galaxies billions of light-years away, a team of astronomers has detected tube-like structures mere hundreds of kilometres above the Earth's surface.

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.