Milky Way

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
This is how Twitter helped solve Milky Way mystery!

This is how Twitter helped solve Milky Way mystery!

These astronomers uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy.

Jul 20, 2016, 19:22 PM IST
NASA's Hubble captures colorful, star-studded view of Milky Way galaxy!

NASA's Hubble captures colorful, star-studded view of Milky Way galaxy!

The US space agency NASA recently released a beautiful image of colorful and star-studded view of the Milky Way galaxy.

Jun 18, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
Light pollution hinders Milky Way view from one-third of humanity: Study

Light pollution hinders Milky Way view from one-third of humanity: Study

In developed nations, the 24* 7 use of artificial lights creates a permanent skyglow at night, restricting our view of the stars.

Jun 11, 2016, 09:58 AM IST
Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way

The researchers were surprised when their Earth-space system revealed a temperature hotter then 10 trillion degrees.

Mar 30, 2016, 13:13 PM IST
Source of unprecedented energy found in Milky Way

Source of unprecedented energy found in Milky Way

The source was revealed after a detailed analysis of the data collected by the H.E.S.S. observatory in Namibia, which was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature. 

Mar 19, 2016, 19:52 PM IST
Astronomers find massive 'super spiral' galaxies

Astronomers find massive 'super spiral' galaxies

Super spirals have long hidden in plain sight by mimicking the appearance of typical spiral galaxies. 

Mar 18, 2016, 19:17 PM IST
Did astonomers spot biggest structure in universe?

Did astonomers spot biggest structure in universe?

The BOSS Great Wall (BGW), discovered by a team from the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, is believed to at least 830 galaxies.

Mar 14, 2016, 21:42 PM IST