Universe

NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

Previously, the team had estimated GN-z11's distance by determining its colour through imaging with Hubble and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 04, 2016, 08:28 AM IST

Gravitational waves: World's third LIGO facility to be built in India!

The proposal, known as LIGO-India project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India), is piloted by Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology (DST).  

Feb 19, 2016, 10:10 AM IST

Distant black hole jet discovered in glow of Big Bang!

The jet, found in the system known as B3 0727+409, is at least 300,000 light years.  

Feb 17, 2016, 10:01 AM IST

Universe's primordial soup recreated at CERN

The primordial soup is a so-called quark-gluon plasma and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark, among others, have measured its liquid properties with great accuracy at the LHC's top energy.

Feb 15, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

People believe this asteroid could smash into Earth next month. What does NASA think? Read to find out

Named 2013 TX68, the asteroid - 100-foot (30 meters) long - will pass close by Earth on March 5.

Feb 14, 2016, 06:06 AM IST

Did this Indian scientist predict gravitational waves thirty years ago?

Dhurandhar, who was one of the 1,000 key scientists involved in detecting the gravitational waves, suggested the existence of these weak waves as early as 1980s.

Feb 12, 2016, 20:49 PM IST

Gravitational waves discovery can let scientists travel back in time?

Now, scientists are hopeful to carry out more successful attempts by launching projects into space to capture the gravitational waves.  

Feb 12, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

Second milder 'Big Bang' created massive dark matter: Physicists

A team of US scientists has challenged the popular scientific model that the physical universe - space, time, matter and energy - ballooned out from a very hot and dense point and inflated with a Big Bang into how we see the universe today.

Jan 16, 2016, 14:47 PM IST

Universe's most luminous galaxy is 'ripping' itself!

New observations have revealed that an obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away which is known as the most luminous galaxy in the Universe is so violently turbulent, that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas.

Jan 16, 2016, 10:09 AM IST

Early universe evolution can be perceived from 'Green pea galaxy'

According to a recent study, newly formed dwarf galaxies were likely the reason that the universe heated up about 13 billion years ago.

Jan 14, 2016, 12:39 PM 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

If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up: Stephen Hawking advices depression sufferers

When the world's smartest man speaks, you have got to listen! Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has some excellent words of advice and hope for people suffering from depression.

Jan 10, 2016, 04:36 AM IST

Global cluster most likely to host interstellar civilization

A new research says that globular star clusters, which are extraordinary in almost every way, can be good places to look for space-faring civilizations.

Jan 07, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

World's most sensitive detector set to spot dark matter

Scientists have employed a new set of calibration techniques upon the world' most sensitive dark matter detector that is hunting for dark matter - the unseen stuff believed to account for most of the matter in the universe.

Dec 15, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

NASA set to replace Hubble with James Webb telescope in 3 years

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the premier astronomical observatory of the next decade.

Nov 26, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

Earth may have ‘hairy’ dark matter, says NASA

Dark matter is an invisible, mysterious substance that makes up about 27 percent of all matter and energy in the universe.

Nov 24, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Ground-breaking find can challenge Big Bang theory

A research has been published that can challenge the underlying principles of physics.

Nov 21, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

Oldest stars in universe found near Milky Way centre

 The discovery and analysis of the nine pure stars challenges current theories about the environment of the early universe from which these stars formed.

Nov 12, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

Watch: The search for another Earth!

51 Pegasi b was the first planet to be discovered orbiting a main-sequence star, the Sun-like 51 Pegasi.

Nov 08, 2015, 12:52 PM IST

Chemicals important to life spread across the universe

The Virgo cluster, located about 54 million light-years away, is the nearest galaxy cluster and the second brightest in X-rays. 

Oct 27, 2015, 13:12 PM IST