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Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Scientists found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first galaxies that formed in our universe.

Aug 17, 2018, 16:10 PM IST

Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy is the same size, reveals study

The research suggests scientists previously overestimated the amount of dark matter in the Andromeda galaxy.

Feb 15, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies

The researchers were able to show that 14 of the 16 satellite galaxies follow the same pattern of movement and are likely rotating within the plane around the main galaxy.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:45 PM IST

Pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies spotted for the first time

The ADFS-27 system has approximately 50 times the amount of star-forming gas as the Milky Way, said the study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

Nov 14, 2017, 12:50 PM IST

NASA's Hubble captures distant galaxies as asteroids photobomb them - See pics

Asteroid trails can be seen across the image as curved or S-shaped streaks. Instead of appearing as one long trail, appear in multiple Hubble exposures that have been combined into one image.

Nov 03, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Eating habits of black holes make some galaxies appear brighter

For decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types of active galaxies, known as Type-I and Type-II galaxies, appear different when observed from Earth. 

Sep 28, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

What makes Milky Way different from other galaxies? - Find out

The Milky Way is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites. 

Sep 21, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

How many black holes does Milky Way have? Probably a 100 million, say scientists!

The new research was an attempt to interpret the gravitational wave detections through the lens of what is known about galaxy formation and to form a framework for understanding future occurrences.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

Indian astronomers discover 'Saraswati'- an extremely large supercluster of galaxies

An extremely large supercluster of galaxies which is as big as 20 million billion suns has been discovered by a team of Indian Astronomers from Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

Jul 13, 2017, 23:45 PM IST

Discovery of 25 previously unknown Giant Radio Galaxies reported by Indian astronomers!

 The team carried out a systematic search for these radio giants and found a large sample of GRGs, using a nearly 20-year-old radio survey.

Jul 04, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures Universe's brightest galaxies

The galaxy images revealed a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings and arcs.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:40 PM IST

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

May 25, 2017, 20:30 PM IST

Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Scientists have discovered supermassive black holes in two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies.

Apr 18, 2017, 20:37 PM IST

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

Apr 18, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Known as the Magellanic Clouds - appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, claim scientists.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:24 PM IST

Researchers find dark matter 'killing galaxies'

The study combined the world's largest galaxy survey -- the Sloan Digital Sky Survey -- with the largest ever set of radio observations for atomic gas -- the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA survey in order to solve the case.

Jan 17, 2017, 20:02 PM IST

How many galaxies exist in the universe? Study says two trillion!

This painstaking research enabled the team to establish how many galaxies we have missed - much like an intergalactic archaeological dig, researchers said.

Jan 17, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

The galaxy, which is known as RX J1140.1+0307 and is in the Virgo constellation, presents an interesting puzzle. 

Jan 14, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

Hubble's spy diaries: Breathtaking megamaser galaxy becomes space telescope's latest subject!

IRAS 16399-0937, as the megamaser galaxy has been named, is located over 370 million light-years from Earth.

Dec 29, 2016, 22:23 PM IST

NASA shares stunning image of a cluster of stars celebrating a cosmic Christmas; calls it ‘Winter’ Wonderland!

NGC 6357 is actually a “cluster of clusters,” containing at least three clusters of young stars, including many hot, massive, luminous stars.

Dec 20, 2016, 09:11 AM IST