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Universe's first molecule detected in space

Helium hydride ion (HeH+) was the first molecule that formed when, almost 14 billion years ago, falling temperatures in the young universe allowed recombination of the light elements produced in the Big Bang.

Apr 18, 2019, 14:41 PM IST

Scientists detect universe's first molecule formed 14 billion years ago

Helium hydride ion (HeH+) was the first molecule that formed when, almost 14 billion years ago, falling temperatures in the young universe allowed recombination of the light elements produced in the Big Bang.

Apr 18, 2019, 14:40 PM IST

Evidence of stars forming only 250 million years after Big Bang found by astronomers

Scientists are said to have found traces of first stars which suggests that they winked to life roughly 250 million years after the Big Bang. 

May 24, 2018, 00:45 AM IST

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

Nothing existed before the Big Bang, says Stephen Hawking

Basing his theories on the assumption that the universe has no boundaries, the British cosmologist said: “There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang.”

Mar 05, 2018, 18:09 PM IST

The Universe shouldn't be existing at all, say scientists – Know why

The research claims that particles and antiparticles destroy one another when they come in contact with each other if they both have equal measures.

Oct 26, 2017, 12:29 PM IST

Merging galaxy clusters cause biggest bang in the Universe

The two clusters, which are located some 2.4 billion light years away, would create a larger galaxy cluster dubbed by scientists as Abell 115.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

Manchester's Arndale shopping centre evacuated, witnesses heard "big bang"

 A shopping centre in Manchester was evacuated, scores of people ran away from the centre.

May 23, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Are we all living in a holographic universe? Scientists claim so

A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information, which makes up our 3-D 'reality' (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries.

Jan 31, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists, for the first time, have been able to measure the amount of dark matter the Universe has lost since the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.

Dec 31, 2016, 08:24 AM IST

Physicists challenge Einstein's view on speed of light

One of greatest scientists ever, Albert Einstein belived that the speed of light was constant in a vacuum. 

Nov 29, 2016, 13:29 PM IST

'Big Bounce' behind birth of universe?

The universe is currently expanding and it is believed to have burst into existence from a point of infinitely dense and hot material, an event dubbed as the Big Bang.

Jul 13, 2016, 13:21 PM IST

Original seeds of monster black holes detected, claim astronomers

"Black hole seeds are extremely hard to find and confirming their detection is very difficult. However, we think our research has uncovered the two best candidates so far," said Andrea Grazian, study co-author from National Institute for Astrophysics in Italy.

May 25, 2016, 13:37 PM IST

80 young galaxies from early universe discovered

The team made detailed analyses of imaging data of these galaxies taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Mar 11, 2016, 20:05 PM IST

NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

Previously, the team had estimated GN-z11's distance by determining its colour through imaging with Hubble and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 04, 2016, 08:28 AM IST

US physicists discover new elementary particle

There are six types, or "flavours," of quarks: up, down, strange, charm, bottom and top. Each of these also has an antimatter counterpart.

Mar 03, 2016, 11:16 AM IST

Distant black hole jet discovered in glow of Big Bang!

The jet, found in the system known as B3 0727+409, is at least 300,000 light years.  

Feb 17, 2016, 10:01 AM IST

Second milder 'Big Bang' created massive dark matter: Physicists

A team of US scientists has challenged the popular scientific model that the physical universe - space, time, matter and energy - ballooned out from a very hot and dense point and inflated with a Big Bang into how we see the universe today.

Jan 16, 2016, 14:47 PM IST

Early universe evolution can be perceived from 'Green pea galaxy'

According to a recent study, newly formed dwarf galaxies were likely the reason that the universe heated up about 13 billion years ago.

Jan 14, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

Astronomers spot most massive galaxy cluster ever

A team of astronomers have detected a massive, sprawling and churning galaxy cluster that formed only 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang and is 1,000 times more massive than our Milky Way galaxy.

Jan 08, 2016, 11:33 AM IST