nearby universe

Galaxies can also be awake or asleep


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Astronomers probing the distant universe have stumbled upon galaxies that are either awake or asleep, actively forming stars or not forming any new stars at all. ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover earliest ever black holes


June 16th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Scientists from prestigious Yale University of the US have discovered the earliest black holes ever detected, a statement from the university said Thursday.The scientists ... 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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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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“Ancient city of ‘modern’ galaxies” discovered


May 12th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Astronomers led by Texas A&M scientists have identified what may be called the "ancient city of 'modern' galaxies".The group of roughly 60 galaxies, called CLG J02182-05102, is nearly ... 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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Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity passes biggest cosmic test


March 11th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity has passed its biggest test yet, with an analysis of more than 70,000 galaxies by scientists, supporting the hypothesis.By calculating the clustering ... Read more...

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Missing primitive stars outside Milky Way uncovered


February 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Feb 18 (ANI): New observations using ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope have uncovered the missing primitive stars outside the Milky Way galaxy."We have, in effect, found a flaw in ... Read more...

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Universe peppered with ‘blue fuzzies’, discover astronomers


November 26th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 26 (ANI): Australian astronomers have discovered that the universe is peppered with tiny blue dwarf galaxies known as 'blue fuzzies'.These tiny galaxies are made up mostly of young hot stars ... 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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Giant star may be used to measure distances up to 300 million light years and beyond


June 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists from Ohio State University have found a way to measure distances to objects three times farther away in outer space than previously possible, by discovering that a ... Read more...

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Astronomers map 110,000 galaxies


April 6th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 6 (IANS) Astronomers have completed the most detailed survey of 110,000 galaxies in the nearby universe, which will not only reveal their locations but also where they're heading, how fast ... Read more...

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Cores of two merging galaxies prepare for final cataclysmic collision


March 17th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope offers a rare view of an imminent collision between the cores of two merging galaxies, each powered by a ... Read more...

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Hubble captures exceptionally deep view of unusual spiral galaxy


February 6th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A spectacular new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an exceptionally deep view of an unusual spiral galaxy.The image of the galaxy, which is ... Read more...

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Black holes came before galaxies, say scientists


January 7th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has claimed to have solved a cosmic chicken-ad-egg problem, by concluding that black holes came before galaxies.According to a ... Read more...

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New research shortens timescale of bloating galaxies


August 19th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): New research has shortened the timescale during which the mysterious bloating of dense, compact galaxies in the early universe happened.In April, astronomers reported finding extremely compact ... Read more...

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Green mystery blob may reveal quasars dying days


August 6th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): An astronomer has discovered a strange green blob in the nearby universe that may be a light echo from a long-dead quasar an extremely bright object powered ... Read more...

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Hubble captures two galaxies in a cosmic dance


November 14th, 2007 - 8:09 am ICT by admin
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Dwarf galaxy in nearby universe possibly 10-bln-year older than previously thought


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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