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.

Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created
Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created

An international team of astronomers has developed a simulation of the universe in which realistic galaxies are created.

Astronomers create simulation of universe with realistic galaxies
Astronomers create simulation of universe with realistic galaxies

An international team of astronomers have recently created a simulation of the universe with realistic galaxies, it has been reported.

Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.

Cool gases ideal for star formation in galaxies
Cool gases ideal for star formation in galaxies

Astronomers have discovered that a cool cosmic environment is ideal for the creation of new stars.

Atomic hydrogen gas identified in far-off galaxies at 'record-breaking' distances

 Astronomers were recently able to detect atomic hydrogen gas emission in galaxies which are 3 billion light years away from Earth and it broke the previous record distance which was 500 million light years.

Newly discovered galaxy may shed light on how galaxies developed in early Universe
Newly discovered galaxy may shed light on how galaxies developed in early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a very rare type of galaxy that might provide valuable insights on how galaxies developed during the early days of the Universe.