Universe

Dark matter map to reveal universe's secrets

Surveying how dark matter is distributed and how the distribution changes over time is essential to understanding the role of dark energy that controls the expansion of the universe, feel researchers.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:31 AM IST

Number of distant galaxies fewer than thought

The number of distant galaxies could be 10 to 100 times fewer than earlier thought, astronomers estimate.

Jul 02, 2015, 11:18 AM IST

'Messy' teenage years of quasars unveiled

Astronomers have uncovered the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe, using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

Mystery white spots on dwarf planet Ceres – ice, salt or...

Dwarf planet Ceres is proving to be weirder than it was originally thought. One feature of the celestial body that has been baffling scientists and astronomers are those mysterious 'white spots' on its surface.

Jun 11, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

Monstrous galaxy spotted near the edge of the universe

Astronomers have imaged in unprecedented detail a distant galaxy near the edge of the universe and found that it is forming stars hundreds to thousands of times faster than the Milky Way.

Jun 10, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

World's biggest particle smasher set to start unprecendented tests

The world`s biggest particle smasher was set Wednesday to start unprecedented experiments after a two-year upgrade to crank up energy levels to enable it to hopefully unlock more mysteries of the universe.

Jun 03, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

Secrets of `dark universe` may soon be unraveled

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), whose construction officially began at a traditional stone-laying ceremony outside La Serena, Chile on April 14th, is slated to start scanning the heavens in 2022.

May 30, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found.

May 22, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Water was probably `abundant` in first billion years of universe

In a new research, scientists have claimed that water could have been plentiful in the early years of universe.

May 14, 2015, 12:04 PM IST

Neutrino experiment may help explain origin of universe

 Scientists may be one step closer to solving some of the biggest mysteries of the universe as a neutrino experiment in southern China returned promising results.

May 13, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

Cosmic 'dinosaur egg' about to hatch discovered

Astronomers have discovered what may be the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born - an incredibly massive and extremely dense yet star-free cloud of molecular gas.

May 08, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy

Astronomers have set a new distance record by unveiling the farthest galaxy, which may be over 13 billion years old.

May 06, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

Our universe may be a hologram: Study

Our universe may actually be two dimensional but appears three dimensional - just like a hologram, according to scientists, including those from India.

May 03, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

Apr 29, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

First ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe created

Astrophysicists have created the first ever most comprehensive 3D map of universe, which spans nearly two billion light years.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Universe may be a one big hologram: Study

Scientists have revealed that hologram theory may be true in "realistic models" of the universe.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Hunt for life-supporting planets got a little shorter

If you are a "Star Trek" series lover, you will know what the popular Tau Ceti system is. Popularised in several fictional works, Tau Ceti is a very likely place to have life due to its proximity to Earth and the star's sun-like characteristics.

Apr 23, 2015, 13:50 PM IST

Astronomers solve 'Cold Spot' mystery

Astronomers may have found an explanation for the existence of the "Cold Spot" which may be "the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity".

Apr 20, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the universe are rare explosions that happen when extremely massive stars go supernova. A study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Apr 11, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

Universe may not be accelerating as fast as previously thought

A team of astronomers has suggested that the acceleration of the expansion of the universe may not be as fast as we thought.

Apr 11, 2015, 12:48 PM IST