Milky Way

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

Apr 18, 2017, 13:25 PM IST
When did Milky Way's black hole have its final meal? Team led by Indian-origin scientist has the answer!

When did Milky Way's black hole have its final meal? Team led by Indian-origin scientist has the answer!

What the snacks consisted of is somewhat unclear.

Apr 09, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
NASA's Hubble reveals a remarkable galactic hybrid

NASA's Hubble reveals a remarkable galactic hybrid

NASA has revealed a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1 in an image captured by its Hubble spacecraft.

Mar 11, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Situated 7,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, the star is so rare that it's only one of seven identified by astronomers in the Milky Way.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Known as the Magellanic Clouds - appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, claim scientists.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:24 PM IST
Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

A team led by researchers in Japan has found signs of stray black hole hiding in the Milky Way while examining a molecular cloud with enigmatic motion.

Feb 03, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

The galaxy, which is known as RX J1140.1+0307 and is in the Virgo constellation, presents an interesting puzzle. 

Jan 14, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, shooting out star fragments.

Jan 13, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Monster black holes, it seems, also sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.

Jan 08, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest satellite galaxy

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest satellite galaxy

Using a 8.2-meter telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an international team of researchers has found what could be the faintest dwarf satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

Nov 23, 2016, 06:18 AM IST
NASA shares spectacular image of a globular cluster of stars taken by Hubble! - See pic

NASA shares spectacular image of a globular cluster of stars taken by Hubble! - See pic

The Milky Way contains over 150 such clusters.

Oct 29, 2016, 21:44 PM IST
Scientists come up with detailed map of Milky Way using fully steerable radio telescopes

Scientists come up with detailed map of Milky Way using fully steerable radio telescopes

The study reveals fine details of structures between stars in the Milky Way for the first time, said Professor Lister Staveley-Smith from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia.

Oct 20, 2016, 17:23 PM IST
Gaia satellite mapped more than a billion stars in Milky Way, says ESA

Gaia satellite mapped more than a billion stars in Milky Way, says ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Wednesday released the first catalogue of more than a billion stars from its Gaia satellite to the eagerly waiting astronomers around the world.

Sep 14, 2016, 19:49 PM IST
Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

N159 is located over 160,000 light-years away. It resides just south of the Tarantula Nebula (heic1402), another massive star-forming complex within the LMC.

Sep 12, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

'Living fossil' from early days of Milky Way identified

The cluster, known as Terzan 5 -- 19,000 light-years from Earth -- harbours stars of hugely different ages -- an age-gap of roughly seven billion years -- and bridges the gap in understanding between our galaxy's past and its present, the study said.

Sep 08, 2016, 15:17 PM IST
Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

This young star -- already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun "is still in the process of gathering material from its parent molecular cloud, and may be even more massive when it finally reaches adulthood".

Aug 22, 2016, 12:08 PM IST
Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars: Study

Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars: Study

The current results indicate that there has been no significant star formation in this large region over hundreds of millions years.

Aug 02, 2016, 13:04 PM IST
NASA's Hubble captures remnants of long-dead star!

NASA's Hubble captures remnants of long-dead star!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful photograph of the remnants of a long-dead star.

Jul 29, 2016, 21:19 PM IST
Hubble peers into the core of a starburst galaxy – See pic!

Hubble peers into the core of a starburst galaxy – See pic!

NGC 3125 is located approximately 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia.

Jul 26, 2016, 15:41 PM IST
Discovery sheds new light on 'missing' mass of Milky Way

Discovery sheds new light on 'missing' mass of Milky Way

The new knowledge sheds light on how individual atoms have assembled into stars, planets and galaxies like our own, and what the future holds for these galaxies.

Jul 26, 2016, 15:21 PM IST