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Radio waves from black hole detected


July 11th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Surprisingly, scientists have for the first time ever detected the radio waves emanating from a mid-sized black hole, called the HLX-1, around 300 million light years ... Read more...

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‘Milky Way heading for collision with Andromeda galaxy’


June 4th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Our Milky Way galaxy is heading for a massive collision with the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, but not before four billion years from now, say scientists.The ... Read more...

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Astronomers identify extremely unusual galaxy


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Astronomers have identified an extremely rare galaxy resembling an emerald-cut diamond, a shape totally unlike any other in existence.Astronomers from Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Finland discovered ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on massive black holes


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Astronomers have stumbled on the most massive black holes, each as big as 10 billion suns, in two separate galaxies about 300 million light years away ... Read more...

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Last chance to view the Supernova


September 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space watchers around the world will have the last chance to take a look at the new supernova on the 8th of September. The supernova is located ... Read more...

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Astronomers find supermassive black holes


September 1st, 2011 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, NASA said Wednesday.Approximately 160 million light years from ... Read more...

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Now, visually explore space, time using Google’s time machine!


April 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Google has created a time machine with which one can simultaneously explore space and time at extremely high resolutions.Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the ... Read more...

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Now, visually explore space, time using a time machine!


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have created a time machine with which one can simultaneously explore space and time at extremely high resolutions.Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the ... Read more...

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Glowing bright pink spiral galaxy closer than previously thought


March 6th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new image of the star-forming regions of a nearby spiral galaxy has suggested that it is closer than previously thought.The galaxy glows bright pink in the new ... Read more...

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Now, measure universe 3 times farther using super-sharp radio ‘eye’


February 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists have managed to increase their ability to measure the cosmos three times farther thanks to the super-sharp radio 'vision' of astronomy's most precise telescope.This may have ... Read more...

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NASA finds giant ring of black holes


February 10th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): NASA scientists havediscovered a giant ring of black holes.The composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light-years from Earth, shows ... Read more...

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A spiral picture-perfect galaxy!


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A spiral galaxy, NGC 3621, about 22 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Snake), is just a picture-perfect one, suggests its new photographs.Joe ... Read more...

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NASA’s Swift satellite finds unseen black-hole-powered galaxies


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has found a largely unseen population of black-hole-powered galaxies, according to an international team of scientists."These heavily shrouded black holes are all around us. But ... 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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Supermassive black hole discovered in dwarf galaxy


January 10th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole in a small nearby galaxy that may shed light on how black holes and galaxies may have grown in the early ... Read more...

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Universe ‘holds 3 times more stars than previously thought’


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): The total number of stars in the universe is likely three times bigger than realized, according to a new study.The biggest galaxies in the universe are elliptical galaxies. ... Read more...

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NASA finds 30-yr-old ‘youngest’ nearby black hole


November 16th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighbourhood.The 30-year-old black hole could help scientists better understand how ... Read more...

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds youngest nearby black hole


November 16th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighborhood, the space agency announced on Monday. ... Read more...

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Telescope captures galactic super volcanic explosion


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A spectacular "super volcano" that erupted trillions of miles away from earth has been clicked by a NASA telescope. The staggering eruption was filmed by NASA's Chandra X-Ray ... Read more...

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Majestic spiral galaxy discovered within the Coma Cluster


August 11th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Images from Hubble Space Telescope show a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light-years away in the ... Read more...

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A billion-year-old galactic collision created Leo gas ring


July 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A violent collision between two galaxies, slightly more than one billion years ago, led to the origin of the giant gas ring in the Leo group of galaxies, ... Read more...

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Discovery pinpoints location of missing matter in universe


May 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Astronomers have announced a robust detection of a vast reservoir of intergalactic gas about 400 million light years from earth. This discovery is the strongest evidence yet that the ... Read more...

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‘Missing matter’ in nearby Universe located?


May 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Astronomers have announced the discovery of a vast reservoir of intergalactic gas nearly 400 million light-years from the Earth.Scientists used observations of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ... Read more...

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Fresh evidence for ’survivor’ black holes from NASA


April 30th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton has brought out new evidence about the existence of two mid-sized black holes close to the center of a nearby starburst ... Read more...

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M81’s ‘halo’ offers insight into formation of galaxies


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): The 'halo' of M81, a galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major, has shed new light on galaxy formation.Until now, ground-based telescopes have only observed individual stars in the ... Read more...

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Ancient galaxies come together after 10 billion years


February 19th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric life in our intergalactic backyard, in the form of a group of small, ancient galaxies that has waited 10 ... Read more...

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Newborn black holes can give an extra boost to exploding stars


January 28th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.The supernovae were found to emit jets of ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect black hole farther away than any other previously known


January 27th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronomers have used ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to detect a stellar-mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known. ... Read more...

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Astronomers take deep look into material around black holes


December 9th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): An international research team has taken a deep look into the shape and geometry of the accreting material around the black hole in nearby Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN).The ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover treasure trove of intergalactic metal


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Astronomers have used the Suzaku orbiting X-ray observatory to discover the largest known reservoir of rare metals in the universe.Suzaku detected the elements chromium and manganese while observing ... Read more...

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Giant cannibal galaxy observed having its “last meal” by astronomers


November 21st, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, November 21 (ANI): Astronomers, using European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) 3.58-meter New Technology Telescope (NTT), are seeing through the opaque dust lanes of the giant cannibal galaxy Centaurus A, unveiling its "last ... Read more...

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NASA identifies best case for middleweight black hole


November 11th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have found that an X-ray source in galaxy NGC 5408 represents one of the best cases for a ... Read more...

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Cosmic rays likely powered by exploding stars and stellar “winds”


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): In a new research, astronomers have solved a 100-year old mystery of the origin of cosmic rays, by finding evidence which indicates that cosmic rays are likely powered ... 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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Hubble space Telescope images reveal new findings


October 1st, 2009 - 3:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sep 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hubble space Telescope has taken pictures of the galaxies, which are losing their gases. Also strong winds tear apart the galaxies and in turn distort ... Read more...

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