Lasagne-like dark `noodle` spotted in Milky Way

What if, there were noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts or, at least, invisible structures shaped like them floating around in our galaxy? Yes, it is a possibility.

Dazzling diamond-like stars perfect visual treat
Dazzling diamond-like stars perfect visual treat

These blue-white stars are burning their hydrogen fuel so ferociously that they will explode as supernova in a few million years.

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way
Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Astronomers have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass 100 thousand times that of the Sun around the centre of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible "intermediate mass" black hole is a key to understanding the birth of the supermassive black holes located in the centres of galaxies.

Astronomers detect an `enigmatic` CO-0.40-0.22 gas cloud

A team of astronomers at Keio University in Japan has found an enigmatic gas cloud, called CO-0.40-0.22, only 200 light years away from the center of the Milky Way.

Astronomers spot most massive galaxy cluster ever
Astronomers spot most massive galaxy cluster ever

A team of astronomers have detected a massive, sprawling and churning galaxy cluster that formed only 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang and is 1,000 times more massive than our Milky Way galaxy.

Globular star clusters may host planet with intelligent life
Globular star clusters may host planet with intelligent life

Contradicting current beliefs, a team of researchers, including one from India, has said that globular star clusters that hold a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across on average could also host planets with intelligent life.

Rare space radio signals to better test Einstein's theory
Rare space radio signals to better test Einstein's theory

Fast Radio Bursts travel through space as waves of photon particles.

'Ghost' cluster may reveal Milky Way's origin
'Ghost' cluster may reveal Milky Way's origin

A unique star cluster is a remnant of the earliest days of the Milky Way, as analyzed by a team of astronomers.

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found
Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

A nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away could help answer questions about how the known universe formed.

Astronomers conclude bizzare star KIC 8462852 swarmed by comets
Astronomers conclude bizzare star KIC 8462852 swarmed by comets

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that the unusual light signals coming from a star called KIC 8462852 are likely coming from dusty comet fragments swarming around it.

`Dead` galaxy harbors massive dark matter
`Dead` galaxy harbors massive dark matter

A new study has identified a "dead" galaxy that seems to be densely packed with dark matter.

See pic: NASA's Hubble telescope uncovers dynamic, elliptical galaxy
See pic: NASA's Hubble telescope uncovers dynamic, elliptical galaxy

According to NASA, the reason for the peculiar shape of NGC 3610 stems from its formation history.

Massive dark matter found in nearby dwarf galaxy
Massive dark matter found in nearby dwarf galaxy

By measuring the mass of a nearby dwarf galaxy, astronomers have found the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.

Astronomers measure 'heartbeats' of distant stars
Astronomers measure 'heartbeats' of distant stars

Analysis of the Hubble data showed that the average pixel varies on a timescale of approximately 270 days. 

Hubble discovers clues to how Milky Way was formed
Hubble discovers clues to how Milky Way was formed

This is how our galaxy, Milky Way was formed.

New Milky Way component discovered
New Milky Way component discovered

The centre of the Milky Way galaxy, a region previously thought to consist of vast numbers of old stars, actually has young stars.

Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels biggest astronomical image
Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels biggest astronomical image

 Astronomers at a German university have compiled a picture of the Milky Way that contains 46 billion pixels -- the largest astronomical image to date.

Most earth-like worlds yet to be born: Scientists
Most earth-like worlds yet to be born: Scientists

 There should at least be one billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy at present, scientists have theorised, adding that in the entire universe, bulk of life-supporting planets -- 92 percent -- are yet to be born.

Eight more galactic neighbours found hovering near our Milky Way
Eight more galactic neighbours found hovering near our Milky Way

A survey has found more celestial neighbours hovering near our Milky Way, suggesting that our sky is more crowded than we thought

Dwarf galaxy mystery: A humble beginning, then a star-forming powerhouse
Dwarf galaxy mystery: A humble beginning, then a star-forming powerhouse

A team of astronomers has helped explain how a lowly dwarf galaxy becomes a star-forming powerhouse.