Universe

Faint strings of galaxies found inside empty spaces

Astronomers from The University of Western Australia node of the ICRAR have found short strings of faint galaxies in what were previously thought to be extremely empty parts of space.

Mar 11, 2014, 16:23 PM IST

Quasar study could turn universe`s formation theory on its head

MIT researchers have proposed an experiment that may close the last major loophole of physicist John Bell`s inequality-a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based on the less-tangible probabilities of quantum mechanics.

Feb 21, 2014, 11:24 AM IST

Scientists find why Einstein changed his view of the universe

Scientists have found why physicist Albert Einstein, who for long believed that the universe was static, changed his mind and accepted the modern cosmological view that the cosmos is expanding.

Feb 18, 2014, 19:39 PM IST

Australians discover oldest star

Astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered the oldest known star in the universe, the university press release said Monday.

Feb 10, 2014, 11:41 AM IST

Active supermassive black holes discovered in merging galaxies

A team of astronomers have found at least one supermassive black holes almost always becomes active and luminous by accreting a large amount of material in luminous, gas-rich, merging galaxies.

Jan 29, 2014, 11:57 AM IST

Mystery behind massive star formation solved

A team of astrophysicists has found evidence which strongly supports a solution to a long-standing puzzle about the birth of some of the most massive stars in the universe.

Jan 28, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Black hole theory my `biggest blunder,` says Stephen Hawking

After a series of controversies surrounding Black holes,Stephen Hawking is clarifying his stance on them and the role played by them in the universe.

Jan 28, 2014, 00:33 AM IST

New strontium atomic clock will stay precise till end of universe 5 bn years on

A research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has shown an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability.

Jan 23, 2014, 13:49 PM IST

How normal galaxy in early universe actually looked like

An astronomer from University of Hawaii at Manoa has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe.

Jan 10, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

Massive exoplanets may be more Earth-like than previously believed

A team of researchers have said that massive exoplanets, called "Super-Earths," are much likelier to have an Earth-like climate than previously believed.

Jan 08, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Hubble space telescope finds deep sea of small, faint early galaxies

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has found the long-suspected underlying population of galaxies, which produced the bulk of new stars during the universe`s early years.

Jan 08, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

Earth far from being fried by gamma ray burst, say researchers

Researchers have revealed that the chances of Earth being fried by a largest gamma ray burst are exceedingly rare.

Dec 16, 2013, 09:50 AM IST

Swirls in remnants of Big Bang could reveal secrets about universe`s infancy

Researchers have detected a subtle distortion in the oldest light in the universe, which may they believe might help unravel secrets about the early moments in the universe`s formation.

Dec 14, 2013, 13:10 PM IST

End of universe `closer than previously thought`

Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and that everything in it will be compressed to a small hard ball, but now researchers have confirmed these predictions, claiming that the risk of a collapse is even greater than previously thought.

Dec 13, 2013, 10:36 AM IST

Physicists find evidence that universe could be one big hologram

A team of physicists have claimed to have found some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be a hologram.

Dec 12, 2013, 15:57 PM IST

Astronomers glimpse infrastructure of Gamma-ray burst jets

Astronomers have used observations from a novel instrument to look at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe.

Dec 05, 2013, 16:06 PM IST

Mystery behind heating of neutron stars unravelled

Scientists were pretty sure until now that they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself - can heat itself up.

Dec 02, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

44 million stars and galaxies mapped

Astronomers have created a new catalogue of the universe that covers 35 per cent of the sky and includes 44 million stars and galaxies that have been seen at least twice.

Dec 01, 2013, 21:58 PM IST

Mission to probe origin of the Universe announced

A unique space mission to open up hidden chapters in the history of the Universe was announced Friday that will detect ripples in space time caused by some of the most violent events.

Nov 29, 2013, 22:26 PM IST

R Chidambaram stresses for India’s participation in global mega-science projects

Renowned Indian physicist and nuclear scientist R Chidambaram, stressed for India’s participation in critical science research while speaking at Calcutta University’s annual convocation in Kolkata on Friday.

Nov 29, 2013, 20:27 PM IST