Galaxy

Eating habits of black holes make some galaxies appear brighter

Eating habits of black holes make some galaxies appear brighter

For decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types of active galaxies, known as Type-I and Type-II galaxies, appear different when observed from Earth. 

Sep 28, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
Ultra-high energy cosmic rays come from outside our galaxy

Ultra-high energy cosmic rays come from outside our galaxy

Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light.

Sep 23, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
We bet you wouldn't have seen a star so closely before – Watch this video

We bet you wouldn't have seen a star so closely before – Watch this video

They have also made the first two-dimensional map of the velocities of material in the atmosphere of a star beyond the Sun, revealing unexpected turbulence in the red supergiant star Antares's huge extended atmosphere.

Aug 24, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

These stellar nurseries can produce dozens or even hundreds of stars with different sizes and masses.

Jul 24, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

It is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies, a class of ultraluminous infrared galaxies, according to the researchers.

Jul 15, 2017, 16:43 PM IST
Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn

Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn

The star, called EBLM J0555–57Ab, is slightly bigger than Saturn and is located about 600 light-years from Earth and can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere, using a large telescope.

Jul 12, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
NASA's Hubble spots a challenging cosmic target – the 'Hidden Galaxy'! (See pic)

NASA's Hubble spots a challenging cosmic target – the 'Hidden Galaxy'! (See pic)

IC 342, as the galaxy is also known, is bright and sits near the equator of the Milky Way’s galactic disk, where the sky is thick with glowing cosmic gas, bright stars, and dark, obscuring dust.

Jul 08, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain stable hydrogen fusion in their core, the hallmark of stars like the Sun.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

These stellar sprinters originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy in orbit around the Milky Way, the findings showed. 

Jul 05, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
Astronomers discover huge 'dead' disk-shaped galaxy

Astronomers discover huge 'dead' disk-shaped galaxy

The discovery challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, researchers said.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
Merging galaxy clusters cause biggest bang in the Universe

Merging galaxy clusters cause biggest bang in the Universe

The two clusters, which are located some 2.4 billion light years away, would create a larger galaxy cluster dubbed by scientists as Abell 115.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Compared with X-ray astronomical satellites of other countries, HXMT has larger detection area, broader energy range and wider field of view.

May 28, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

May 25, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

May 13, 2017, 00:51 AM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

May 06, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots bright shining lizard star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots bright shining lizard star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful image of a galaxy named NGC 7250.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
Astronomers discover one of the most ultra distant galaxies in the universe!

Astronomers discover one of the most ultra distant galaxies in the universe!

The first stars and galaxies condensed out of the cloud and started to emit light and ionising radiation.

Apr 11, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches - of our galaxy, made up of the most ancient stars.

Mar 25, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
Hubble captures scintillating view of massive galaxy 400 million light years away

Hubble captures scintillating view of massive galaxy 400 million light years away

The galaxy UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral, according to NASA.

Mar 04, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made a stunning discovery on the first known system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star in our galaxy.

Feb 23, 2017, 00:30 AM IST