Bullying black holes prevent star formation in nearby elliptical galaxies

A new research has found that massive elliptical galaxies in the nearby Universe contain plenty of cold gas, but still they fail to produce new stars as jets from the central supermassive black hole heat or stir up the gas.

Active supermassive black holes discovered in merging galaxies

A team of astronomers have found at least one supermassive black holes almost always becomes active and luminous by accreting a large amount of material in luminous, gas-rich, merging galaxies.

Mystery behind massive star formation solved

A team of astrophysicists has found evidence which strongly supports a solution to a long-standing puzzle about the birth of some of the most massive stars in the universe.

Hubble looks into star formation inside Tarantula Nebula

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, with its near-infrared vision, has uncovered a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula.

Hubble captures star formation in spiral galaxy 15 mn light-years away

The full beauty of nearby barred spiral galaxy M83 has been unveiled in all of its glory in a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image.

Mystery behind heating of neutron stars unravelled

Scientists were pretty sure until now that they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself - can heat itself up.

New map of 6,000 clouds shows where stars are born

Scientists have catalogued and mapped 6,194 early star-forming clouds in the biggest-ever survey of dense clumps in our Milky Way Galaxy.

Star formation more `intense and dynamic` than previously believed

Powerful jets of gas and other raw material outward while star formation is taking place, a according to a new research.

`Zombie vortices` key to new star`s birth

Fluid dynamics experts have brought forward a new theory that shows how `zombie vortices` help in star formation.

Feeding galaxy explains how gases are absorbed in star formation

An international group of astronomers has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas.

Anarchic region of star formation found in dust cloud

NGC 6559 is a cloud of gas and dust located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer).

Puzzling cloud near galaxy`s centre `may hold clues to how stars are born`

Astronomers, including one of Indian origin, have tried to solve the mystery of the curiously dense cloud.

Star formation in universe has declined by 97%

Cosmic GDP crashes! Astronomers have discovered that the rate of formation of new stars in the Universe has drastically reduced to only 1/30th of its peak and that this decline is set to continue.

Massive black holes shut down star formation

All large galaxies have a massive black hole at their centre, each millions of times the mass of a single star.

New image shows Carina Nebula`s dusty clouds

Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope has captured a spectacular view of star formation in the Carina Nebula.

‘Missing fuel’ for star formation identified

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

Herschel Telescope shows galactic star formation is slowing

The formation of new stars in galaxies like the Milky Way has declined five-fold in the last 3bn years.