Now, artificial intelligence algorithm to chart universe

Astronomers in Germany have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy.

NASA captures pictures of dusty spiral galaxy

An outstanding image of a nearby galaxy has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Enormous halo of hot gas envelops Milky Way

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found evidence that our Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas.

Star close to Earth that resists ageing discovered

Scientists have claimed that a member of a nearby cluster of stars in the Milky Way may hold the secret to eternal youth.

Artificial universe created with supercomputer

Harvard’s Odyssey supercomputer allowed simulations that compressed nearly 14 billion years into only a few months.

`Supermom` galaxy giving birth to multiple stars found

Scientists have discovered a cosmic `supermom` galaxy that gives birth to about 740 new stars a year, far more than what ours does.

Earliest spiral galaxy ever seen discovered

Astronomers have for the first time observed a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed.

Hubble solves mystery of ghost galaxies

For many years, astronomers have been trying to find out why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy’s back yard contain so few stars.

Our galaxy still ringing like bell after being hit 100m yrs ago

Our Milky Way had an encounter with a small galaxy or massive dark matter structure perhaps 100 million years ago, and is still ringing like a bell from the impact, revealed newly discovered evidence.

`Milky Way destined for collision with Andromeda galaxy`

NASA astronomers have predicted a titanic collision between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy.

`Gigantic gamma-rays blasted from Milky Way’s core`

New evidence of ghostly gamma-ray beams suggests that the Milky Way’s central black hole was much more active in the past.

Billions of life bearing planets float in the milky way

A few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way, says a study.

VISTA captures image of vast ball of stars

About 160 globular clusters have been spotted encircling our galaxy, the Milky Way, mostly toward its bulging centre.

Life bearing planets may be in millions

Researchers say a few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing Earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way.

Scientists watch black hole feast on unlucky star

Scientists have witnessed the rare spectacle of a supermassive black hole devouring a star that had ventured too close -- an event that occurs about once in 10,000 years.

Rogue stars ejected from Milky Way found in intergalactic space

Researchers have identified a group of more than 675 stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way that they argue are hypervelocity stars that have been ejected from the galactic core.

Mysterious dark matter gets all the more elusive

The most accurate study till date of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has not found any evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun.

Black holes `eat binary star partners` to grow

There are two ways to grow a supermassive black hole: with gas clouds and with stars.

`Tens of billions` of habitable worlds in Milky Way

Astronomers hunting for rocky planets with the right temperature to support life estimate there may be tens of billions of them in our galaxy alone.

Now, a new theory on size of black holes!

Planetary scientists have come up with a new theory on the size of black holes -- claiming some of them have no "table manners".