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Astronomers unveil first ever image of black hole

This black hole resides about 54 million light-years from Earth.

10 Apr 2019 7:29 PM

Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?

Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalising evidence for a moon.

04 Oct 2018 9:38 AM

Astronomers report first image of baby planet being formed

Scientists said the planet appears as a bright spot in the snapshot taken using the ESO’s very large Telescope in Chile.

02 Jul 2018 8:18 PM

Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe

Astronomers provides insight into star formation in perhaps the most distant galaxy ever observed.

17 May 2018 8:41 PM

Astronomers baffled by distant galaxy void of dark matter

The unusual galaxy’s stars are speeding around with no apparent influence from dark matter, according to a study.

29 Mar 2018 4:27 PM


Stephen Hawking: ‘His laboratory was the universe’

Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, on March 14 at age 76, became the public face of scientific genius.

15 Mar 2018 8:32 AM

Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on

Scientists have detected a signal from 180 million years after the Big Bang when the earliest stars began glowing.

01 Mar 2018 2:04 PM

First Interstellar visitor from solar system dazzles scientists

New data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue.

30 Nov 2017 1:43 PM

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system.

16 Nov 2017 11:54 AM

Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves

Astronomers say they hope to measure additional points around the galaxy to produce a map — the first of its kind — over the next decade.

23 Oct 2017 7:59 AM


New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds

The new work will help astronomers allocate scarce observing time to the most promising candidates for habitability.

20 Oct 2017 11:47 AM

Astronomers witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Thousands of astronomers found the aftermath of the merger in the sky.

17 Oct 2017 9:55 AM

There’s nothing absolute about time

As the shrinking star approaches the state of a black hole, its environment encounters stronger effect of its gravitational attraction.

28 Sep 2017 6:12 AM

First exomoon may have been discovered

A second, smaller dip that appears ahead of or behind the planet could reveal a moon.

28 Jul 2017 9:09 PM

Astronomers stunned by 3 different ages in a stellar 'nursery' in Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile spotted three distinct groups of baby stars in the Orion nebula.

28 Jul 2017 7:44 AM


Indian astronomers discover large supercluster of galaxies 'Saraswati'

This is one of the largest known structures in the neighbourhood of the universe, 4,000 million light-years away from Earth.

14 Jul 2017 9:00 AM

Largest map of universe created

As matter and energy fall into a quasar's black hole, they heat up to incredible temperatures and begin to glow.

22 May 2017 3:16 PM

'Super-Earth' orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life

Named LHS 1140b, the planet orbits a star 40 light years away

20 Apr 2017 8:13 AM

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance

15 Apr 2017 7:48 AM

Astronomers works to puzzle out black hole

The targeted black hole is hidden in plain sight, lurking in the centre of the Milky Way in a region called Sagittarius constellation

13 Apr 2017 7:59 AM