Universe

Higgs boson can explain earliest expansion of the Universe

The Higgs boson, which provides mass to elementary particles, could also explain the expansion of the Universe in the moments after the Big Bang, scientists say.

Aug 18, 2014, 17:29 PM IST

Scientists unravel mystery of universe`s existence

A new study suggests a new theory behind the `big bang` and existence of our universe 13.7 billion years ago.

Aug 10, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

Jul 30, 2014, 13:10 PM IST

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

Jul 23, 2014, 19:02 PM IST

Dwarf galaxies dancing around larger ones question universe formation theories

Several dwarf galaxies that `dance` throughout the universe in arranged disc-shaped orbits around larger ones makes it more difficult to understand how the universe was formed and evolved, according to a new study.

Jul 22, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Gravitational Lensing helps discover Dark Matter distribution in Universe

Gravitational lensing is the most direct technique that can help reveal the principal mass component of the Universe, Dark Matter distribution, which makes up about 80% of the mass budget.

Jul 16, 2014, 14:43 PM IST

Dwarf galaxies formed large proportion of universe`s stars

Researchers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have claimed that dwarf galaxies are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe`s stars.

Jun 20, 2014, 09:31 AM IST

Astrophysicists question map of universe

Astrophysicists have revealed that the accepted model of universe is flawed as the dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies does not fit in it.

Jun 12, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Big Bang breakthrough: Scientists differ on BICEP2 findings

Earlier in March, astronomers announced that they had discovered the gravitational ripples in space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.

Jun 06, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released a comprehensive picture of the evolving Universe - a glimpse of some 10,000 of the 100 billion galaxies spread across space.

Jun 04, 2014, 22:52 PM IST

Universe reached peak heat 11 billion years ago

Astronomers have identified the point where the Universe moved from heating to cooling - 11 billion years ago, when the temperature was an astonishing 13,000 degrees Celsius, hotter than the surface of the Sun.

May 25, 2014, 16:51 PM IST

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

Apr 30, 2014, 19:26 PM IST

Implications of recent revelations about universe`s first light revealed

Scientists last month announced first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant.

Apr 23, 2014, 10:12 AM IST

Breakthrough in measuring universe`s rate of expansion could help explain dark energy

Researchers have found a new way of using quasars to track the expanding universe, which the claim is the most precise measurement yet.

Apr 08, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

New stars being born at our galaxy`s edge

According to a thrilling research, gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh lustre to the Milky Way.

Apr 06, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

Three quarters of universe made up of mysterious dark energy, say cosmologists

Cosmologists believe that some three quarters of the universe are made up of a mysterious dark energy which would explain its accelerated expansion.

Mar 27, 2014, 15:35 PM IST

Stephen Hawking wins bet over latest `Big Bang Theory` study

Stephen Hawking has revealed that he won a bet against Neil Turok over his Big Bang Theory.

Mar 19, 2014, 22:41 PM IST

How supernova looks like before its death

A powerful, new three-dimensional model has provided fresh insight into the turbulent death throes of supernovas.

Mar 19, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

Astronomers discover echoes from expansion after Big Bang

Astronomers have discovered ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.

Mar 18, 2014, 09:35 AM IST

Some galaxies in early universe grew up quickly

A team of researchers has discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive.

Mar 12, 2014, 16:15 PM IST