Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope
Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

China is hurriedly giving finishing touches to what is being hailed as the world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life!

Breakthrough achievement in scientists' effort to redefine `kilogram`

A research team from Italy, Japan and Germany has made the ongoing international effort to redefine the kilogram by 2018 much easier by correlating two of the most precise measurements of Avogadro's number and obtaining one averaged value.

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

A new study has shown that Universe may contain fewer galaxies than what was expected.

Dark matter map to reveal universe's secrets
Dark matter map to reveal universe's secrets

Surveying how dark matter is distributed and how the distribution changes over time is essential to understanding the role of dark energy that controls the expansion of the universe, feel researchers.

Number of distant galaxies fewer than thought
Number of distant galaxies fewer than thought

The number of distant galaxies could be 10 to 100 times fewer than earlier thought, astronomers estimate.

'Messy' teenage years of quasars unveiled

Astronomers have uncovered the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe, using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision.

Mystery white spots on dwarf planet Ceres – ice, salt or...
Mystery white spots on dwarf planet Ceres – ice, salt or...

Dwarf planet Ceres is proving to be weirder than it was originally thought. One feature of the celestial body that has been baffling scientists and astronomers are those mysterious 'white spots' on its surface.

Monstrous galaxy spotted near the edge of the universe

Astronomers have imaged in unprecedented detail a distant galaxy near the edge of the universe and found that it is forming stars hundreds to thousands of times faster than the Milky Way.

World's biggest particle smasher set to start unprecendented tests
World's biggest particle smasher set to start unprecendented tests

The world`s biggest particle smasher was set Wednesday to start unprecedented experiments after a two-year upgrade to crank up energy levels to enable it to hopefully unlock more mysteries of the universe.

Secrets of `dark universe` may soon be unraveled
Secrets of `dark universe` may soon be unraveled

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), whose construction officially began at a traditional stone-laying ceremony outside La Serena, Chile on April 14th, is slated to start scanning the heavens in 2022.

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe
Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found.

Water was probably `abundant` in first billion years of universe

In a new research, scientists have claimed that water could have been plentiful in the early years of universe.

Neutrino experiment may help explain origin of universe

 Scientists may be one step closer to solving some of the biggest mysteries of the universe as a neutrino experiment in southern China returned promising results.

Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered
Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered

Astronomers have discovered what may be the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born - an incredibly massive and extremely dense yet star-free cloud of molecular gas.

Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy
Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy

Astronomers have set a new distance record by unveiling the farthest galaxy, which may be over 13 billion years old.

Our universe may be a hologram: Study
Our universe may be a hologram: Study

Our universe may actually be two dimensional but appears three dimensional - just like a hologram, according to scientists, including those from India.

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

First ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe created
First ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe created

Astrophysicists have created the first ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe, which spans nearly two billion light years.

Universe may be a one big hologram: Study
Universe may be a one big hologram: Study

Scientists have revealed that hologram theory may be true in "realistic models" of the universe.

Hunt for life-supporting planets got a little shorter

If you are a "Star Trek" series lover, you will know what the popular Tau Ceti system is. Popularised in several fictional works, Tau Ceti is a very likely place to have life due to its proximity to Earth and the star's sun-like characteristics.