Universe

How stars, galaxies formed in early Universe

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how stars and massive galaxies formed in the infancy of our Universe.

Jan 18, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Astronomers study galactic 'hailstorm' in early universe

Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how quasars regulate the formation of stars and build-up of the most massive galaxies.

Jan 18, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

The Big Bang theory to be probed from Antarctica

A set of six telescopes collectively known as Spider - Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Re-ionization - will circle Antarctica in a bid to observe a haze of faint, radio microwaves that envelops space.

Jan 04, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

Simulation of universe with realistic galaxies created

An international team of astronomers has developed a simulation of the universe in which realistic galaxies are created.

Dec 31, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

Astronomers create simulation of universe with realistic galaxies

An international team of astronomers have recently created a simulation of the universe with realistic galaxies, it has been reported.

Dec 30, 2014, 14:45 PM IST

NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has weighed the most massive young, distant galaxy cluster in the universe.

Dec 19, 2014, 11:09 AM IST

Cosmos measured using 'real data' rather than theory for first time ever

Researchers has recently used real data rather than theory and calculations related to general relativity to measure the cosmos for the first time.

Dec 16, 2014, 11:48 AM IST

Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.

Dec 14, 2014, 00:30 AM IST

Star dust may provide clue to life supporting planets

Recreating isotopes that result when a star explodes can help physicists understand where life-supporting elements may be found in space, new research led by Indian-origin student Zena Patel shows.

Dec 13, 2014, 14:24 PM IST

World's most powerful particle collider may help unravel secrets of universe in 2015

British scientists have recently announced that they have scheduled to fire up the world's biggest particle smasher again in 2015, which will allow them to unravel the secrets of Universe.

Dec 13, 2014, 14:07 PM IST

Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter

By analysing X-rays emitted by two celestial objects, scientists have detected an unusual signal that could be of a particle of dark matter, offering hope for a tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter in the universe. 

Dec 12, 2014, 16:02 PM IST

NASA mission to study magnetic fields in universe

The US space agency plans to launch an ambitious Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission in March next year to deploy four identical spacecraft from a single rocket to study magnetic reconnection in the universe.

Nov 25, 2014, 10:52 AM IST

'Thread-like-filaments' pivotal in formation of galaxies

 A new study has revealed that thread-like "filaments" in the cosmic web played a critical role in the formation of distant universe.

Nov 21, 2014, 15:11 PM IST

Gravity may have saved universe from collapsing after Big Bang

 A new study has revealed that gravity may have saved the universe from collapsing immediately after the Big Bang.

Nov 19, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

Scientists on quest to find hundreds of black holes in universe

 Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that might assist scientists to discover hundreds of black holes and unlock secrets of the universe.

Nov 16, 2014, 21:13 PM IST

Scientists find galaxy that gives birth to 500 times more suns than Milky Way annually

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy hat gives birth annually to 500 times the number of suns as the Milky Way galaxy.

Nov 13, 2014, 11:06 AM IST

Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?

A new study has revealed that the combination of earth-based science of sustainability and the space-oriented field of astrobiology can shed light on the future of technological civilization on Earth and is the planet first and only technologically-intensive culture in Universe.

Nov 08, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Galaxies probably settled 2 billion years earlier than previously believed

Scientists have dug deeper and discovered that galaxies actually settled in to their current forms some 2 billion years earlier than previously thought.

Oct 31, 2014, 18:32 PM IST

Scientists come closer to unveil why matter exceeds antimatter in universe

Scientists have come closer in understanding why the universe contains more matter than antimatter.

Oct 28, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

Scientists create coldest ever cubic meter in Universe

An international team of scientists recently claimed to have set the world record for creating coldest cubic meter in the Universe.

Oct 28, 2014, 13:30 PM IST