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Researcher computes universe’s expansion speed


July 28th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding.Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the ... Read more...

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Galaxies ‘formed much earlier than thought’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Using NASA telescopes, astronomers have discovered a distant galaxy with stars that began forming just 200 million years after the big bang.The finding could shed new light ... Read more...

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Black hole big enough to swallow solar system


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) This black hole is large enough to swallow our entire solar system and weighs as much as 6.8 billion suns.The M87 black hole is the largest such phenomenon ... Read more...

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Looking into space like ‘peeking into house of mirrors’


January 13th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has said that gravitational lensing may be even more necessary than originally thought when looking at distant galaxies.Gravitational lensing occurs when light from a distant ... Read more...

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New way to peer at hidden distant galaxies


November 5th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Using the world's largest space telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, a UK-led team has discovered a new way of locating a natural phenomenon that acts like a zoom ... Read more...

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Boffins discover unusual cosmic lens


July 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the first known case of a distant galaxy being magnified by a quasar acting as a gravitational lens.The discovery, by researchers at the California ... Read more...

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Unusual cosmic lens discovered


July 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the first known case of a distant galaxy being magnified by a quasar acting as a gravitational lens.The discovery, by researchers at the California ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists detect gamma rays emitting from heart of distant galaxy


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Astrophysicists have used the H.E.S.S. telescopes to detect gamma rays emitting from the heart of the NGC 253 galaxy.At a distance of some twelve million light years away, ... Read more...

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Stars in early galaxies whizzed around at astonishingly high speeds


August 7th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A team of astronomers has measured the motions of stars in a very distant galaxy for the first time and discovered they are whizzing around at astonishingly ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect hyperactive galaxies by looking back 11 bln yrs into the past


August 6th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): Looking almost 11 billion years into the past, astronomers have measured the motions of stars for the first time in a very distant galaxy and clocked speeds ... Read more...

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New class of medium sized black holes found


July 6th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Astronomers have come by the first solid evidence of a new class of medium sized black holes, with more than 500 times the sun's mass, in a distant ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover new class of black holes


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has discovered a new class of black hole, more than 500 times the mass of the Sun.Astronomers made the finding in a distant ... Read more...

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Astronomers find most distant signs of water in the Universe to date


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Astronomers have found the most distant signs of water in the Universe to date, in the form of water vapor contained in a jet ejected from a supermassive ... Read more...

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Black hole duo could be creating ripples in fabric of space-time


March 5th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Astronomers have suggested that two newfound black holes on the verge of crashing into each other could be creating ripples in the fabric of space-time.According to a ... Read more...

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Giant stellar factory identified in early galaxy


February 5th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Astronomers have identified a giant star producing region in a galaxy in the very early universe, which is millions of times larger than anything comparable in the ... Read more...

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Astronomers see stars bursting from dusty cocoons in distant galaxy


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Jan 22 (ANI): Astronomers have uncovered a host of new young, massive and dusty stellar nurseries in nearby galaxy NGC 253, which are, in a way, bursting from their cocoons.Astronomers ... Read more...

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Gamma-ray burst offers first peek at young galaxy’’s star factory


January 7th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): The brilliant afterglow of a powerful gamma-ray burst (GRB) has enabled astronomers to probe the star-forming environment of a distant galaxy, resulting in the first detection of ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot cosmic water inside distant galaxy


December 18th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Astronomers at Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, have spotted a mega maser emission inside a galaxy at the edge of the visible ... Read more...

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Natural cosmic lens reveals distant galactic violence


October 21st, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Using a natural cosmic lens, astronomers have gained a rare glimpse of the violent assembly of a young galaxy in the early Universe, which suggests that the ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot galaxy as it appeared 2 billion years after the Big Bang


October 9th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and their colleagues used a rare cosmic alignment and modern adaptive optics to reveal a galaxy as it appeared ... Read more...

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Study casts doubt on theory that galaxies spin their own magnetic fields


July 17th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): A study of light from distant quasars is casting serious doubt on the theory that galaxies spin their own fields over many billions of years.According to a ... Read more...

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Astronomers baffled by unique redness of star cluster


July 9th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has found a distant galaxy teeming with clusters of stars, with light from some of them redder than expected, an observation that astronomers ... Read more...

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Hubble discovers 67 more galaxies


February 20th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
New York, February 20 (IANS) The Hubble space telescope has discovered 67 "lensing" galaxies in the distant universe, under the massive COSMOS project to map space. Gravitational lensing occurs when light travelling ... Read more...

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67 gravitationally lensed galaxies discovered in the distant Universe


February 19th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Feb 19 (ANI): Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered 67 gravitationally lensed galaxies in the distant Universe.A team of European astronomers led by Jean-Paul Kneib and Cecile Faure ... Read more...

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Scientists find building blocks of life in distant galaxy


February 6th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers have used the world's largest radio telescopethe Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, to detect the presence of building blocks of life in the distant galaxy Arp 220.According ... Read more...

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Soup of life detected in galaxy 250 mln light years away


January 15th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Astronomers have detected for the first time two important building blocks of life in a galaxy 250 million light years away.Observed from the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in ... Read more...

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Hubble spots elusive double Einstein ring bulls eye


January 11th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the presence of a pair of glowing rings, dubbed as the Einstein ring, which are caused by the complex bending ... Read more...

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