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Scientists find supermassive black holes in nearest quasar Markarian 231

A team of astrophysicists and astronomers, led by Dr Youjun Lu of the National Astronomical Observatories of China, has found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Aug 28, 2015, 09:32 AM IST

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.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Red giant stars with held up 'chemical clock' discovered

A team of astrophysicists has discovered a group of red giant stars for which the 'chemical clock' does not work.

Apr 11, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

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.

Sep 11, 2014, 18:25 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Aliens have already decided we`re stupid, says astrophysicist

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has said that alien contact, which is the next frontier - may have already come and gone.

Jun 02, 2014, 10:41 AM IST

Astrophysicists snap, map 44 million stars

Astrophysicists have snapped and mapped 44 million stars in one of the most comprehensive and accurate surveys ever undertaken.

Nov 29, 2013, 22:45 PM IST

Astrophysicists looking for evidence of dark matter

Astrophysicists are looking everywhere - inside the Large Hadron Collider, in deep mines and far out into space - for evidence of dark matter, which makes up about 25 percent of the energy density of the universe.

Apr 18, 2010, 15:22 PM IST