NASA's Hubble spots distant galaxy 13bn light-years away
NASA's Hubble spots distant galaxy 13bn light-years away

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recently spotted a diminutive object that is estimated to be over 13 billion light-years away; this is supposed to be one of the farthest, faintest, and smallest galaxies ever seen.

Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed
Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed

Do you wonder why some galaxies flourish with star formation and others barely bloom? The answer lies in slow-growing galaxies.

Dark matter in Milky Way half of what we thought
Dark matter in Milky Way half of what we thought

A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought.

Star-forming galaxies help in understanding 'universe'
Star-forming galaxies help in understanding 'universe'

Scientists have made a better understanding of how the universe began, by studying radiation leaks of star-forming galaxies in the universe.

Milky Way galaxy expanded by devouring smaller counterparts
Milky Way galaxy expanded by devouring smaller counterparts

A new study has revealed that massive galaxies have stopped making their own stars and are instead "eating" nearby galaxies and our Milky Way galaxy has grown by doing the same.

Astronomers discover 'tiniest' galaxy that contains 'giant' black hole
Astronomers discover 'tiniest' galaxy that contains 'giant' black hole

Astronomers has recently found a smallest known galaxy that contains an enormous black hole.

Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster
Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster

A team of astronomers has demonstrated that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a newly identified ginormous super cluster of galaxies, dubbed as "Laniakea", meaning "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.

Astronomers witness formation of gigantic galaxy for 1st time ever
Astronomers witness formation of gigantic galaxy for 1st time ever

NASA's Telescopes have helped astronomers to observe the construction of a massive galaxy, for the first time ever, at the building site dubbed as "sparky".

What brightens up the universe?
What brightens up the universe?

 Does ultraviolet light, that bathes the cosmos, come from numerous but faint galaxies or from a smaller number of quasars? The answer may not be too far in the future.

Hubble provides best view of merging galaxies in distant Universe
Hubble provides best view of merging galaxies in distant Universe

Astronomers have obtained the best view of merging galaxies in the distant Universe, which took place when the Universe was only half its current age, with the help NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes on the ground and in space.

New survey launched to discover `life story` of nearby galaxies

A new survey has been launched that would provide a deeper insight into the life history of the nearby galaxies in the universe.

`Google street view` of galaxies a reality

Australian astronomers have developed a home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres that gives the first `Google street view` of the cosmos.

Gravitational Lensing helps discover Dark Matter distribution in Universe

Gravitational lensing is the most direct technique that can help reveal the principal mass component of the Universe, Dark Matter distribution, which makes up about 80% of the mass budget.

Study suggests faint galaxies illuminated early universe

A new study has found that the light from tiny galaxies more than 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today.

Understanding formation of galaxies could solve mystery of dark matter

Scientists have revealed that a new supercomputer simulation have shown the evolution of our "local Universe" from the Big Bang to the present day, and has also improved the chances of understanding dark matter.

Tightly packed trio of black holes discovered

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

New simulations provide clues to galaxies` mass

A new set of simulations have revealed that the energy released by individual stars within galaxies can have a substantial effect on where matter is located in the universe.

Why giant elliptical galaxies have few young stars

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has shed light on the mystery over why giant elliptical galaxies have few, if any, young stars.

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.