New survey launched to discover `life story` of nearby galaxies

A new survey has been launched that would provide a deeper insight into the life history of the nearby galaxies in the universe.

83,000 citizen scientists help catalogue more than 300,000 galaxies

More than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists have helped catalogue information on more than 300,000 galaxies to help learn more about our universe.

Expansion of Universe decelerated 11bn years ago

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) have made the first measurement of the cosmic expansion rate just three billion years after the Big Bang.