Milky Way

Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

The galaxy NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today.

Mar 13, 2018, 14:17 PM IST
Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

The new study showed that some of these halo structures actually originated from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy is the same size, reveals study

Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy is the same size, reveals study

The research suggests scientists previously overestimated the amount of dark matter in the Andromeda galaxy.

Feb 15, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

The planet population, ranging from the size of the Moon to the size of Jupiter, were spotted in a galaxy located 3.8 billion light-years away.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies

Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies

The researchers were able to show that 14 of the 16 satellite galaxies follow the same pattern of movement and are likely rotating within the plane around the main galaxy.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:45 PM IST
Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Astronomers had proposed several hypotheses about where high-velocity clouds come from.

Dec 05, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies spotted for the first time

Pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies spotted for the first time

The ADFS-27 system has approximately 50 times the amount of star-forming gas as the Milky Way, said the study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

Nov 14, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Milky Way edges might be crowded with black holes

Milky Way edges might be crowded with black holes

Conditions favourable for black-hole mergers exist in the outer gas disks of big spiral galaxies

Oct 31, 2017, 19:42 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
What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

The Milky Way is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites. 

Sep 21, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

It was discovered lurking in a toxic gas cloud near the heart of the Milky Way.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Check out Milky Way as it 'paints the heavens' through the eyes of ISS astronaut Jack Fischer! - Watch video

Check out Milky Way as it 'paints the heavens' through the eyes of ISS astronaut Jack Fischer! - Watch video

This time, it's NASA astronaut Jack Fischer who has befriended his camera and has captured the view of a lifetime – the Milky Way – and has delivered it to us in the form of a time-lapse video!

Aug 17, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

The new research was an attempt to interpret the gravitational wave detections through the lens of what is known about galaxy formation and to form a framework for understanding future occurrences.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:26 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
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
Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

China is set to launch a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), to observe pulsars in the galaxy of Milky Way

Jun 03, 2017, 12:24 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

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