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.

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.