Universe

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

Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn

The star, called EBLM J0555–57Ab, is slightly bigger than Saturn and is located about 600 light-years from Earth and can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere, using a large telescope.

Jul 12, 2017, 14:11 PM IST

Largest virtual universe may help solve dark matter mystery

The gigantic catalogue of about 25 billion virtual galaxies generated from 2 trillion digital particles using a super computer is being used to calibrate the experiments on board the Euclid satellite, that will be launched in 2020.

Jun 11, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

Merging galaxy clusters cause biggest bang in the Universe

The two clusters, which are located some 2.4 billion light years away, would create a larger galaxy cluster dubbed by scientists as Abell 115.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:26 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 come up with the largest map of universe

Quasars are the incredibly bright and distant points of light powered by super-massive black holes

May 21, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Scientists decipher plot of the universe; largest map created!

In order to make their map, scientists used the Sloan Foundation Telescope to observe an unprecedented number of quasars.

May 21, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Mysterious 'cold spot' an evidence of a parallel universe? Scientists say, yes!

A range of different explanations have been proposed, but the main one isn't likely to make sense and it could actually be a parallel universe.

May 19, 2017, 12:28 PM IST

NASA's next observatory comes closer to 'reaching the stars'

NASA said the Webb telescope will now be shipped to its Johnson Space Centre in Houston for end-to-end optical testing in a vacuum at its extremely cold operating temperatures.

May 02, 2017, 21:59 PM IST

NASA probe helps measure brightness of universe

Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the US used archival data from the instrument onboard New Horizons - the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, or LORRI - to measure visible light from other galaxies.

Apr 12, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Astronomers discover one of the most ultra distant galaxies in the universe!

The first stars and galaxies condensed out of the cloud and started to emit light and ionising radiation.

Apr 11, 2017, 22:44 PM IST

NASA is creating 'coolest spot' in Universe – Know how, where

The suite of instruments, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the US, is called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL).

Mar 07, 2017, 14:04 PM IST

NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!

Prominent NASA scientists, astronomers and a professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will participate at the briefing.

Feb 21, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

Are we all living in a holographic universe? Scientists claim so

A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information, which makes up our 3-D 'reality' (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries.

Jan 31, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

LIGO India will 'refine the physics' of gravitational waves detection, exploration of universe: LHO's Fred Raab

As India is getting ready to set up the world's third advanced LIGO observatory, Fred Raab, an official of the international collaboration, said he expected Indian scientists and researchers to play a crucial role in the LIGO research that seeks to give us a deeper understanding of the universe by tracking the gravitational waves.

Jan 18, 2017, 09:18 AM 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