Planets hold billion of tonnes of diamonds

Recent findings have revealed that some stars in the Milky Way could be harbouring carbon super earths -- gigantic planets completely bereft of life but potentially holding billions of tonnes of diamond.

Milky Way still feasting on dwarf galaxies

The Sagittarius dwarf galaxy used to be one of the brightest of the Milky Way satellites.

Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies

NASA`s powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.

Monster black hole in our galaxy eating worlds

A super massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is gradually destroying entire worlds on a daily basis, a new study has claimed.

Milky Way `home to gas snakes`

The space between stars in the Milky Way is filled with continuously swirling and churning gas.

Astronomers find supermassive black holes

Astronomers have discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, NASA said

Scientists create radio Atlas of Milky Way

After almost ten years of work, researchers have drawn up a new radio atlas of the Milky Way.

‘Missing fuel’ for star formation identified

Thanks to massive clouds of ionized gas, the Milky Way will have the fuel to continue forming stars.

Gaia’s camera to snap 3-D shots of Milky Way

In order to detect distant stars up to a million times fainter than the eye can see, Gaia will carry 106 charge coupled devices (CCDs), advanced versions of chips within standard digital cameras.

Milky Way’s identical twin baffles astronomers

NGC 6744, a galaxy about 30 mn light years away from Earth has an uncanny resemblance to Milky Way.

Milky Way `clone` captured by European astronomers

Astronomers in Europe claim to have captured a striking image of a giant Milky Way "clone".

Entire night sky captured in 37,440 exposures!

The high resolution, 5000-megapixel image provides a 360-degree view of the Milky Way.

Cosmic census finds crowd of planets in our galaxy

Scientists estimated that there are at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way.

New stars `spotted` in Milky Way

The new "Aquarius Stream" is named after the constellation of Aquarius in which it resides.

300 sextillion stars in universe!

There are a mind-blowing 300 sextillion of stars, or 3 times as many as previously calculated.

Collision of galaxies ‘formed Andromeda’

Andromeda - the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way- was born when two smaller galaxies collided.

Milky Way`s smallest black holes `don`t exist`

A new study has revealed that black holes a few times the mass of sun may not exist to begin with.

NASA telescope discovers giant bubbles in Milky Way

The NASA’s Space Telescope has discovered a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way.

Cosmic accelerators discovered in Milky Way

Physicists have discovered evidence of "natural nuclear accelerators" at work in Milky Way galaxy.

Milky Way may contain 100 mn habitable planets

Scientists involved in NASA`s Kepler Mission have reportedly discovered more than 700 new planets.

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