Metal-poor star reveals formation of early universe
Metal-poor star reveals formation of early universe

A newly-discovered iron-poor star has provided great insight about the early universe where the first generation of stars and galaxies formed.

Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved
Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved

Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.

Astrophysicists try to find how early universe produced chemical elements
Astrophysicists try to find how early universe produced chemical elements

Astrophysicists are trying to shed light on how thousand variants of chemical elements were produced in the early universe.

Breakthrough in research on mysterious `dark matter`
Breakthrough in research on mysterious `dark matter`

A new model has been proposed for the mysterious 'dark matter,' which as per the scientists makes 80 percent of the substance of our universe.

What brightens up the universe?
What brightens up the universe?

 Does ultraviolet light, that bathes the cosmos, come from numerous but faint galaxies or from a smaller number of quasars? The answer may not be too far in the future.

Is the Universe a 2D Hologram?
Is the Universe a 2D Hologram?

A new experiment has been recently launched that may soon be able to provide proof regarding whether the universe is a 2D Hologram or not.

Universe`s earliest stars were monstrous: Study

Little is known about the universe`s earliest stars but if we believe astronomers, they might have been hundreds of times more massive than the sun.

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.

Higgs boson can explain earliest expansion of the Universe

The Higgs boson, which provides mass to elementary particles, could also explain the expansion of the Universe in the moments after the Big Bang, scientists say.

Scientists unravel mystery of universe`s existence

A new study suggests a new theory behind the `big bang` and existence of our universe 13.7 billion years ago.

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

Dwarf galaxies dancing around larger ones question universe formation theories

Several dwarf galaxies that `dance` throughout the universe in arranged disc-shaped orbits around larger ones makes it more difficult to understand how the universe was formed and evolved, according to a new study.

Gravitational Lensing helps discover Dark Matter distribution in Universe

Gravitational lensing is the most direct technique that can help reveal the principal mass component of the Universe, Dark Matter distribution, which makes up about 80% of the mass budget.

Dwarf galaxies formed large proportion of universe`s stars

Researchers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have claimed that dwarf galaxies are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe`s stars.

Astrophysicists question map of universe

Astrophysicists have revealed that the accepted model of universe is flawed as the dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies does not fit in it.

Big Bang breakthrough: Scientists differ on BICEP2 findings

Earlier in March, astronomers announced that they had discovered the gravitational ripples in space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released a comprehensive picture of the evolving Universe - a glimpse of some 10,000 of the 100 billion galaxies spread across space.