Universe

Hubble spots Big Bang frontiers, 250 new galaxies discovered

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have taken advantage of gravitational lensing to reveal the largest sample of the faintest and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.

Oct 23, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Life on Earth began 4.1 billion years ago: Study

The discovery indicates that life may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago.

Oct 20, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies

 Galaxies forming stars at extreme rates nine billion years ago were more efficient than average galaxies today, researchers have found.

Oct 17, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

'Fossils' of galaxies reveal evolution of super galaxies

An international team has observed massive "dead" galaxies in the universe four billion years after the Big Bang which can reveal the formation and evolution of huge galaxies today.

Sep 29, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Most people in UK, US believe aliens exist: Survey

 More than one in two people in the UK, Germany and the US believe there is intelligent life out there in the universe, a new survey has found.

Sep 27, 2015, 16:59 PM IST

11-year cosmic search casts doubt on our black hole`s understanding

An 11-year cosmic search has lead to black hole rethink.

Sep 25, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

New stealth dark matter theory sheds light on universe's missing mass

A team of scientists has come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments.

Sep 25, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Faith most motivating, unseen force: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels there can't be any better way to express faith in god than the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. He feels that faith motivates humans more than anything else.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Watch: World's first 7-mile scale model of Solar System built in Nevada!

Do you have a clue as to how huge our Solar System is? Here's a great attempt at showing how amazingly massive and beautiful this universe is.

Sep 19, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Astronomers unlock clues to star birth in neighbouring galaxy

 After analysing images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers with the help from “citizen scientists” have found that M31 and our own Milky Way have a similar percentage of new-born stars based on mass.

Sep 05, 2015, 10:38 AM IST

Galaxies changed their shapes after Big Bang

A large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major 'metamorphosis' since they were initially formed after the Big Bang, scientists have found for the first time.

Aug 28, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Astronomers uncover evidence of galaxy metamorphosis

From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so, researchers reported on Thursday.

Aug 28, 2015, 02:13 AM IST

Is the universe 'slowly dying'?

 The universe is dying but there is no need to panic as there is still about 100 billion years to go, reveals a group of Australian researchers.

Aug 11, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

Universe `resting on sofa` as it slowly dies

The Universe is experiencing a slow death, like a person resting on the sofa awaiting eternal sleep, according to astronomers from a project which measured the energy generated by 200,000 galaxies.

Aug 11, 2015, 03:12 AM IST

NASA's Hubble discovers galaxy star birth mechanism

Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe’s largest galaxies continue to producing stars long after their peak years of star birth.

Aug 07, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Large-scale simulation shows existence of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe

Thanks to a new, large-scale computer simulation, scientist now have theoretical evidence that large disk galaxies, similar to Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe.

Aug 07, 2015, 00:08 AM IST

Largest feature in universe found - Ring of galaxies 5 billion light years across

 Astronomers have found what may be the largest feature in the known universe: a ring of nine gamma ray bursts and hence galaxies - five billion light years across.

Aug 05, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

China is hurriedly giving finishing touches to what is being hailed as the world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life!

Jul 27, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Breakthrough achievement in scientists' effort to redefine `kilogram`

A research team from Italy, Japan and Germany has made the ongoing international effort to redefine the kilogram by 2018 much easier by correlating two of the most precise measurements of Avogadro's number and obtaining one averaged value.

Jul 15, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

A new study has shown that Universe may contain fewer galaxies than what was expected.

Jul 06, 2015, 15:04 PM IST