One-third of Milky Way stars have changed orbits: Study
One-third of Milky Way stars have changed orbits: Study

 Nearly a third of the stars in our own galaxy have dramatically changed their obits, say scientists who have created a new map of the Milky Way.

Lithium detected from exploding star
Lithium detected from exploding star

 Giving fresh insights into the chemical evolution of our galaxy and the chemical elements associated with the stars in the Milky Way, lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova.

'Map Of Life' predicts extraterrestrial life

 Extraterrestrials resembling humans should have evolved on other Earth-like planets, a study on convergent evolution says.

More than 800 dark galaxies found
More than 800 dark galaxies found

 After analysing data obtained with the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have discovered 854 "ultra dark galaxies" filled with mysterious dark matter in the Coma Cluster, one of the richest cluster of galaxies containing thousands of systems.

'Billiards table' of star collision revealed

Scientists have imaged a cluster of stars, heavily obscured by material in our galaxy, where stars are so densely packed that it is likely a rare environment where stars can collide.

Monstrous galaxy spotted near the edge of the universe

Astronomers have imaged in unprecedented detail a distant galaxy near the edge of the universe and found that it is forming stars hundreds to thousands of times faster than the Milky Way.

Here's what our Milky Way may staggeringly weigh

A team of researchers has now developed a new method to give our Milky Way a more precise physical checkup, giving an idea of how much it may staggeringly weigh.

Scientists inch closer to precisely weighing Milky Way

Researchers in the US have determined the mass of the Milky Way to be 210 billion times the mass of the Sun with an uncertainty of only 20 percent.

'Fluffiest galaxies' as wide as our own Milky Way spotted

A team of scientists has discovered the most diffuse class of galaxies known in the universe.

'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.

Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered
Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered

Astronomers have discovered what may be the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born - an incredibly massive and extremely dense yet star-free cloud of molecular gas.

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

NASA telescope finds planet deep within our galaxy
NASA telescope finds planet deep within our galaxy

 NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light years away, making it one of the most distant planets known.

One of the most distant planets discovered
One of the most distant planets discovered

A remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away has been discovered by scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, making it one of the most distant planets known.

Red giant stars with held up 'chemical clock' discovered
Red giant stars with held up 'chemical clock' discovered

A team of astrophysicists has discovered a group of red giant stars for which the 'chemical clock' does not work.

Astronomers create 'movie' of Milky Way's life from youth to middle age
Astronomers create 'movie' of Milky Way's life from youth to middle age

Astronomers recently provided the details of unprecedented life story of Milky Way galaxy evolution through a movie by studying how galaxies like our own formed.

Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later
Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later

 In one of the most comprehensive galaxy surveys yet, astronomers have found that galaxies like our Milky Way underwent a stellar "baby boom" churning out stars at a prodigious rate, about 30 times faster than on Friday.

Be ready to witness alien life by 2025: NASA
Be ready to witness alien life by 2025: NASA

If one is to believe in NASA, humanity is likely to witness the first signs of alien life in the next 10 years or so.

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.

Millions of young stars in nearby galaxy found
Millions of young stars in nearby galaxy found

 An international team of astronomers has discovered over a million young stars that are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own Milky Way.