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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 discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

May 16, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Astronomers discover oldest supernova ever detected and it happened 10.5 billion years ago

The light from the explosion has taken 10.5 billion years to reach Earth, making it the oldest supernova ever discovered and studied. 

Feb 21, 2018, 10:13 AM IST

Oldest record of supernova and sky chart in human history unearthed in Kashmir

A supernova is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star's life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion.

Jan 10, 2018, 14:44 PM IST

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

As the astronomers looked for remnants of the vanquished star, they found that it disappeared out of sight with a whimper instead of a bang.

May 26, 2017, 11:16 AM IST

Supernova explosion likely occurred close to Earth in ancient past

By discovering supernova iron on the moon, a team of researchers has confirmed that a star died near our solar system in the ancient past.

Apr 15, 2016, 10:29 AM IST

Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave  or “shock breakout” has been captured for the first time in visible light by the Kepler space telescope.

Mar 22, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

Astronomers discover most luminous supernova ever

A team of astronomers including renowned names like Benjamin Shappee, Nidia Morrell and Ian Thompson has discovered the most-luminous supernova ever observed. It is being called ASAS-SN-15lh.

Jan 15, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

The most energetic light ever observed in space

Scientists have discovered the most energetic light ever detected in the universe from the centre of a supernova known as “Crab pulsar” which is situated 6,500 light years away from Earth.

Jan 13, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

New method to weigh stars found

Mathematicians at University of Southampton have now found a new way to measure the mass of pulsars.

Oct 06, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

Exiled stars explode 'far' from home

 Sharp images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed that three supernovae discovered several years ago exploded in the dark emptiness of intergalactic space, after being flung from their home galaxies millions or billions of years earlier.

Jun 05, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Supernova hits star, reveals its origin

A team of astronomers has witnessed a supernova smashing into a nearby star, shocking it and creating an ultraviolet glow that reveals the size of the companion.

May 21, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the universe are rare explosions that happen when extremely massive stars go supernova. A study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Apr 11, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

Hubble sees supernova split into four images

 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images by cosmic lens.

Mar 07, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first

Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies, which magnified and bent the exploding star`s light to create multiple images, scientists said Thursday.

Mar 06, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought

A new study has revealed that our sun will not explode as a powerful supernova when it eventually runs out of fuel, but there will be fireworks.

Feb 19, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Astronomers have captured supernova remnant, called G299.2-2.9, which looked like a blooming comic flower from Earth.

Feb 13, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

New 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant reveals its 'bubbly interior'

Astronomers have recently created a 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant with the help of the astronomical equivalent of a CAT scan, which revealed that it has a "bubbly interior."

Jan 30, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

In a first, astronomers peek through supernova

A team of astronomers has used radio telescopes in Australia and Chile to see inside the remains of a supernova.

Nov 11, 2014, 10:40 AM IST

Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said.

Oct 31, 2014, 12:50 PM IST