Milky Way

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

Jul 30, 2014, 13:10 PM IST

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

Jul 23, 2014, 19:02 PM IST

Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy at one million kilometres per hour: Study

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

Jul 08, 2014, 15:44 PM IST

How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones.

Jul 03, 2014, 15:33 PM IST

Milky Way may have 100 million life-supporting planets

Our Milky Way galaxy may house 100 million other planets that could support complex life, according to a new study.

Jun 05, 2014, 22:38 PM IST

Full dark-matter jacket helped failed dwarf galaxy survive galactic collision

Researchers have said that like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter.

May 26, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Globular clusters rotate around common axis

While studying some of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin and Germany`s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) found that the stars at the centers of these clusters are rotating around a common axis.

May 10, 2014, 14:16 PM IST

Astronomers discover fossil galaxy revealing early universe facts

Astronomers have discovered a new galaxy called as ``fossil galaxy`` which is believed to be a left over from the early universe.

May 02, 2014, 10:20 AM IST

Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy

A galaxy known as M87 has thrown an entire star cluster named HVGC-1 (hypervelocity globular cluster) is now on a fast journey to nowhere.

May 01, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

Apr 30, 2014, 19:26 PM IST

New stars being born at our galaxy`s edge

According to a thrilling research, gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh lustre to the Milky Way.

Apr 06, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

Little gas cloud`s fate could reveal much about growth of black holes

Researchers have said that the gas cloud that`s edging closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy could reveal much about these entities.

Apr 05, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

NASA telescope captures 360-degree glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy

Scientists at NASA have come up with an interactive map of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Mar 21, 2014, 10:48 AM IST

Some galaxies in early universe grew up quickly

A team of researchers has discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive.

Mar 12, 2014, 16:15 PM IST

Milky Way`s location among `Council of Giants` mapped

Researchers have found that the Milky Way and Andromeda are encircled by twelve large galaxies arranged in a ring about 24-light-years across.

Mar 12, 2014, 10:43 AM IST

Spin speed determines size of spiral galaxies

Australian astronomers have discovered what makes some spiral galaxies fat and bulging while others flat discs - it`s all about how fast they spin.

Mar 01, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

Stream of stars in Andromeda galaxy shows cosmic collision

Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute have detected a stream of stars in one of the Andromeda Galaxy`s outer satellite galaxies, a dwarf galaxy called Andromeda II.

Feb 24, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.

Feb 19, 2014, 14:21 PM IST

Star-rich galaxy found from universe`s baby years

Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650 million years old, a fraction of its current age.

Feb 11, 2014, 10:07 AM IST

Astronomers discover river of hydrogen flowing through space

Astronomers have discovered a river of hydrogen flowing through space and into a nearby galaxy.

Jan 28, 2014, 11:24 AM IST