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Universe

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

Kavi Yudh 2019: Special poetic war on Chowkidaar Modi

This segment of Kavi Yudh brings to you about special poetic war on Chowkidaar Modi

Mar 30, 2019, 21:00 PM IST

Goodle Doodle honours priest Georges Lemaître who proposed theory of expanding universe now known the Big Bang

In 1927, the Belgian scientist first presented the academic papers that suggested the universe is expanding.

Jul 17, 2018, 09:05 AM 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

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the farthest star ever seen, named Icarus.The enormous blue star is located over halfway across the universe.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

The paper sets out to prove the idea that our cosmos is only one of many universes.

Mar 19, 2018, 10:33 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

Signal from Universe's first stars detected using a radio antenna

Models of the early universe predict such stars were massive, blue and short-lived. 

Mar 02, 2018, 16:11 PM IST

Most massive black holes ever in the Universe discovered

At the center of each of these galaxies – like virtually every other galaxy – lies a supermassive black hole, an area of space with an exceptionally high gravitational field.

Feb 26, 2018, 15:24 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

A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds? Scientists discover mysterious exoplanet

Unlike Jupiter, the so-called hot Jupiters circle astonishingly close to their host star – so close that it typically takes fewer than three days to complete an orbit. 

Jan 23, 2018, 18:30 PM IST

'Quasars' help scientists detect the structuring of the universe for the first time

The big announcement was made on Monday by the National Astronomical Observations (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Jan 16, 2018, 08:40 AM IST

Gravitational waves used to measure age of universe

A team of 1,314 scientists from around the world contributed to the detection of gravitational waves from a merging pair of binary neutron stars, followed by the detection of gamma-rays.

Jan 09, 2018, 14:48 PM IST

NASA's new telescope to see big picture of universe

While just as sensitive as Hubble's cameras, WFIRST's 300-megapixel Wide Field Instrument will image a sky area 100 times larger.

Dec 27, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Super massive discovery: Scientists unveil most distant black hole

The newly found black hole is voraciously devouring material at the centre of a galaxy – a phenomenon called a quasar. 

Dec 07, 2017, 12:34 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

'Lost' satellite gives scientists access to a cosmic recipe for nearby universe

The data has allowed scientists to analyse the composition of the Perseus gases and gain a deeper understanding of the stellar explosions that created them. 

Nov 17, 2017, 17:54 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

There's a star in the universe that won't stop shinning, claim astronomers

The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, have been observed in the thousands and in all cases, they marked the death of a star.
 

Nov 09, 2017, 14:14 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