Universe

What happened in 1st sec after universe was born following Big Bang

Astronomers have tried to peek into the cosmos` first fraction of a second and possibly shed light on how it all began.

Jul 31, 2013, 18:36 PM IST

How life began on Earth may help clarify where else it might exist

A unique theory that talks about how life started on Earth has the potential to reveal clues about where else it might have arisen in the universe.

Jul 31, 2013, 11:54 AM IST

New black hole measuring method could help understand galaxy growth

Astronomers have found a new way to measure the spin in supermassive black holes, which could lead to better understanding about how they drive the growth of galaxies.

Jul 30, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

How giant magnetic fields are formed

Short gamma-ray bursts as observed with satellites like XMM Newton, Fermi or Swift release within a second the same amount of energy as our galaxy in one year.

Jul 28, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

Most detailed map of early universe to help unravel mystery of birth

Observations from the Planck spacecraft has helped create the most detailed map of the early universe.

Jul 26, 2013, 23:34 PM IST

New record set for cosmic X-ray sightings

The XMM-Newton Survey Science Center used the University`s `ALICE` supercomputer to help them produce a new X-ray catalogue, dubbed "3XMM."

Jul 24, 2013, 20:00 PM IST

Universe `not expanding at all`

A cosmologist has proposed a radical theory, which claims that the Universe may not be expanding.

Jul 18, 2013, 10:26 AM IST

Revolutionary instrument GeMS delivers sharper image of universe

The GeMS system uses a constellation of five laser guide stars and multiple deformable mirrors to remove atmospheric distortions to starlight in an innovative and revolutionary way.

Jul 03, 2013, 21:54 PM IST

Prehistoric rock art hides a cosmological puzzle

Pieces of rock art that dot the Appalachian Mountains in the US were strategically placed to reveal a cosmological puzzle suggesting a conceptual universe, a new study claims.

Jun 20, 2013, 18:36 PM IST

Most detailed map of nearby universe completed

An international team of researchers has mapped the motions of structures of the nearby universe in greater detail than ever before.

Jun 13, 2013, 11:06 AM IST

Simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

One theory suggests that most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.

Jun 11, 2013, 16:06 PM IST

Size, weight of Universe`s most lightweight dwarf determined

UC Irvine scientists have measured the least massive galaxy in the known universe, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together.

Jun 11, 2013, 11:12 AM IST

`Black holes are portals to other universes`

Scientists have proposed a new theory that suggests black holes may actually be the portals to other universes.

Jun 03, 2013, 16:29 PM IST

Deep underground research may solve matter-antimatter imbalance mystery

Research at SURF is being conducted 4,850 feet beneath the earth`s surface with the intention of building a 40-kilogram germanium detector.

May 27, 2013, 11:46 AM IST

Earliest light in universe since Big Bang measured for 1st time

The evolution of the extragalactic background light (EBL) over the past 5 billion years has been measured for the first time.

May 25, 2013, 18:09 PM IST

Did the universe evolve to make black holes?

The maths underpinning Darwin`s theory of natural selection could explain how the universe may be `designed` to make black holes.

May 13, 2013, 19:59 PM IST

Herschel telescope closes its eyes on universe

ESA`s Herschel space observatory has now run out of its supply of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe.

Apr 30, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

Time Machine: New sky show at Birla Science Centre

The 45-minute sky show, which was developed in six months, describes travel in a time machine and different landmarks of the universe.

Apr 29, 2013, 23:15 PM IST

Starbursts hit entire galaxies

Bursts of star birth have a significantly greater effect on their host galaxy than previously thought, according to a new study.

Apr 26, 2013, 18:52 PM IST

Sun has 5 billion years left: Physicist Brian Schmidt

The universe will continue expanding and the objects which it is composed of will move apart faster, causing stars, to become fainter, although in the case of the Sun this will not happen for "more than 5 billion years".

Apr 24, 2013, 10:47 AM IST