NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope

Scientists use Earth as proxy for detecting signs of life on exoplanets

This method simulates how astronomers and astrobiology researchers will search for evidence of life beyond Earth by observing potential "biosignatures" on exoplanets.

Aug 08, 2020, 01:38 AM IST

Astronomers using supernovae to measure distant objects

Supernovae or exploding stars observed by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope are providing astronomers a powerful tool to determine the strength of naturally-occurring `cosmic lenses`.

May 02, 2014, 21:17 PM IST

Astronomers probing how black holes shape galaxy evolution

Astronomers have assembled photos to make a series of time-lapse movies showing a jet of superheated gas being ejected from a supermassive black hole.

Aug 23, 2013, 14:02 PM IST

Milky Way grew by `cannibalising` other smaller galaxies

Astronomers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered tantalising evidence for the possible existence of a shell of stars that are a relic of the Milky Way`s past cannibalism of other galaxies.

Feb 22, 2013, 20:09 PM IST

People help scientists create `Galaxy Zoo`

Thousands of people participating in the Galaxy Zoo project are helping scientists gain new insights about the universe by classifying galaxies.

Sep 11, 2012, 15:57 PM IST

Hubble discovers ten billion-year old stellar dance

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided a delightful view of the crowded stellar encampment called Messier 68, a spherical, star-filled region of space known as a globular cluster.

Jul 31, 2012, 19:19 PM IST