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.

Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution
Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution

A black hole, 12 billion times as massive as the Sun that grew to gargantuan size in the universe's first billion years, is by far the largest yet spotted from such an early date, researchers said.

Black holes' ferocious winds 'restrict' growth of galaxies
Black holes' ferocious winds 'restrict' growth of galaxies

A new research has revealed that black holes' intense winds stunt the galaxies' growth and prevent new stars from forming.

Why do some galaxies 'burst'
Why do some galaxies 'burst'

 To help understand why some galaxies “burst” while others do not, an international team of astronomers have dissected a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.

Scientists fix astronomical clock to measure cosmic time better

Scientists have settled a long-running debate about one of the tools astronomers use to measure cosmic time.

Why some galaxies die young
Why some galaxies die young

 Some galaxies die early because they expel the gas needed to make new stars early, suggests a study.

Milky Way wormholes could be 'galactic transport system'
Milky Way wormholes could be 'galactic transport system'

Researchers have recently revealed that Milky Way galaxy could be huge wormhole and galactic transport system in theory.

How stars, galaxies formed in early Universe
How stars, galaxies formed in early Universe

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how stars and massive galaxies formed in the infancy of our Universe.

Astronomers study galactic 'hailstorm' in early universe
Astronomers study galactic 'hailstorm' in early universe

Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how quasars regulate the formation of stars and build-up of the most massive galaxies.

Andromeda galaxy had more violent history than Milky Way
Andromeda galaxy had more violent history than Milky Way

A new study has revealed that Andromeda had more violent history, as scientists found a more disordered stellar population than our Milky Way, suggesting that it may have been bombarded by smaller galaxies.