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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

Hubble Space Telescope beams back stunning image of Milky Way's 'big sister'

Image of the Milky Way's 'big sister' taken by the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows that the galaxy called NGC 6744 is still actively producing new stars.

Aug 01, 2018, 12:32 PM IST

Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein’s 100-year-old general theory of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole.

Jul 31, 2018, 10:50 AM IST

Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

The galaxy NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today.

Mar 13, 2018, 14:17 PM IST

Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

The new study showed that some of these halo structures actually originated from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:40 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

Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

The planet population, ranging from the size of the Moon to the size of Jupiter, were spotted in a galaxy located 3.8 billion light-years away.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:22 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

Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Astronomers had proposed several hypotheses about where high-velocity clouds come from.

Dec 05, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 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

Milky Way edges might be crowded with black holes

Conditions favourable for black-hole mergers exist in the outer gas disks of big spiral galaxies

Oct 31, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Ultra-high energy cosmic rays come from outside our galaxy

Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light.

Sep 23, 2017, 16:05 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

Astronomers detect massive black hole near heart of Milky Way

It was discovered lurking in a toxic gas cloud near the heart of the Milky Way.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Check out Milky Way as it 'paints the heavens' through the eyes of ISS astronaut Jack Fischer! - Watch video

This time, it's NASA astronaut Jack Fischer who has befriended his camera and has captured the view of a lifetime – the Milky Way – and has delivered it to us in the form of a time-lapse video!

Aug 17, 2017, 14:03 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

Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

These stellar nurseries can produce dozens or even hundreds of stars with different sizes and masses.

Jul 24, 2017, 22:49 PM IST

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

It is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies, a class of ultraluminous infrared galaxies, according to the researchers.

Jul 15, 2017, 16:43 PM IST

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain stable hydrogen fusion in their core, the hallmark of stars like the Sun.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:03 PM IST