Milky Way

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.

May 08, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

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.

Apr 29, 2015, 12:44 PM IST
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.

Apr 15, 2015, 23:50 PM IST
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.

Apr 15, 2015, 14:16 PM IST
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.

Apr 11, 2015, 12:46 PM IST
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.

Apr 10, 2015, 12:04 PM IST
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.

Apr 10, 2015, 11:15 AM IST
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.

Apr 08, 2015, 16:10 PM IST
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.

Mar 24, 2015, 14:58 PM IST
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.

Mar 19, 2015, 13:32 PM IST
'Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life'

'Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life'

After analysing satellite data, an international team of researchers have calculated the probability for the number of stars in the Milky Way that might have planets in the habitable zone.

Mar 18, 2015, 15:23 PM IST
Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected

Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected

Astronomers have identified the fastest ever star on an escape trajectory from the Milky Way - travelling at a record breaking speed of 1,200 km per second.

Mar 16, 2015, 15:08 PM IST
Milky Way may be 50 percent larger, ripplier than previously believed

Milky Way may be 50 percent larger, ripplier than previously believed

A new study has revealed that Milky Way galaxy may be 50 percent larger than commonly estimated as its galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples.

Mar 12, 2015, 11:26 AM IST
Fastest unbound star in our galaxy found

Fastest unbound star in our galaxy found

Astronomers from the Queen's University Belfast have discovered fastest unbound star in our galaxy.

Mar 11, 2015, 12:13 PM IST
Scientists discover 9 new dwarf galaxies orbiting Milky Way

Scientists discover 9 new dwarf galaxies orbiting Milky Way

Scientists have identified nine new dwarf galaxies, which is the largest number ever found at once, in orbit around the Milky Way.

Mar 11, 2015, 10:29 AM IST
Astronomers observe wayward star cluster in Milky Way's 'suburbs'

Astronomers observe wayward star cluster in Milky Way's 'suburbs'

Astronomers have recently observed star cluster in Milky Way's suburbs that seems oddly out of place.

Mar 04, 2015, 20:39 PM IST
Why do some galaxies 'burst'

Why do some galaxies 'burst'

 To help understand why some galaxies “burst” while others do not, an international team of astronomers have dissected a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.

Feb 16, 2015, 11:57 AM IST
Astronomers observe birth of multiple star system for first time ever

Astronomers observe birth of multiple star system for first time ever

Astronomers have recently observed a multiple star system in the process of formation at the earliest stage for the time ever.

Feb 12, 2015, 14:30 PM IST
Dark matter present in Milky Way, confirm scientists

Dark matter present in Milky Way, confirm scientists

In a pioneering find, a team of scientists has obtained a direct observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part the Milky Way, including at the Earth's location and in our own "cosmic neighbourhood".

Feb 10, 2015, 14:40 PM IST
Milky Way wormholes could be 'galactic transport system'

Milky Way wormholes could be 'galactic transport system'

Researchers have recently revealed that Milky Way galaxy could be huge wormhole and galactic transport system in theory.

Jan 22, 2015, 13:27 PM IST