New data helps astronomers unravel mystery of Dark Matter's nature

A study has provided a deeper insight into the nature of the Dark Matter, which amounts to more than 80 percent of the universe, according to the indirect evidence provided by its gravitational effects.

Dust-filled galaxy from early universe discovered
Dust-filled galaxy from early universe discovered

Debunking earlier theories that earliest galaxies had no dust but gas, an international team of astronomers has discovered a dust-filled galaxy from the very early universe.

Ancient galaxy sheds light on dust as starmaker

One of the oldest galaxies ever observed has revealed that dust played a vital role in the infancy of the Universe, astronomers reported on Monday.

Black hole collisions shed light on most energetic event in universe for first time ever
Black hole collisions shed light on most energetic event in universe for first time ever

Black hole collisions has provided a deeper insight into the most energetic event in universe, the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole, for first time ever.

Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution
Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution

A black hole, 12 billion times as massive as the Sun that grew to gargantuan size in the universe's first billion years, is by far the largest yet spotted from such an early date, researchers said.

New insight into origin of matter in the universe
New insight into origin of matter in the universe

Physicists from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) are offering a possible solution to the mystery of the origin of matter in the universe.

Possible solution to mystery of origin of matter in universe
Possible solution to mystery of origin of matter in universe

A new research has offered a possible solution to the mystery of the origin of matter in the universe.

Searching for Susy: Collider to push physics frontier

Excitement is mounting at the world`s largest proton smasher, where scientists are close to launching a superpowered hunt for particles that may change our understanding of the Universe.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider hopes for a super 'restart' by March 2015
CERN's Large Hadron Collider hopes for a super 'restart' by March 2015

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will restart for its second 3-year run in March 2015 that will see the world's most powerful particle accelerator double its collisional energy.

No Big Bang? New theory suggests Universe always existed
No Big Bang? New theory suggests Universe always existed

Even as the debate about the origins of life and the Universe continues creating puzzles among humankind, a new theory now suggests that Big Bang never happened and our cosmos may have no beginning and no end.

Stephen Hawking warns scientists against seeking contact with aliens
Stephen Hawking warns scientists against seeking contact with aliens

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned the scientists against beaming messages into the universe and showing our presence as it could turn out to be catastrophic. 

New proposed particle may help detect dark matter
New proposed particle may help detect dark matter

 Researchers have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect the elusive 'dark matter' that makes up 85 per cent of the universe's mass.

Universe is a 'complexity machine'
Universe is a 'complexity machine'

Researchers have recently revealed that the universe is a kind of "complexity machine."

How stars, galaxies formed in early Universe
How stars, galaxies formed in early Universe

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how stars and massive galaxies formed in the infancy of our Universe.

Astronomers study galactic 'hailstorm' in early universe
Astronomers study galactic 'hailstorm' in early universe

Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how quasars regulate the formation of stars and build-up of the most massive galaxies.

The Big Bang theory to be probed from Antarctica

A set of six telescopes collectively known as Spider - Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Re-ionization - will circle Antarctica in a bid to observe a haze of faint, radio microwaves that envelops space.

Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created
Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created

An international team of astronomers has developed a simulation of the universe in which realistic galaxies are created.

Astronomers create simulation of universe with realistic galaxies
Astronomers create simulation of universe with realistic galaxies

An international team of astronomers have recently created a simulation of the universe with realistic galaxies, it has been reported.

NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster
NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has weighed the most massive young, distant galaxy cluster in the universe.

Cosmos measured using 'real data' rather than theory for first time ever
Cosmos measured using 'real data' rather than theory for first time ever

Researchers has recently used real data rather than theory and calculations related to general relativity to measure the cosmos for the first time.