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Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapours" but "high transparency" ... Read more...

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Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies


November 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA's powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.The galaxies are many times smaller than the Milky ... 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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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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Star formation linked to sonic booms


April 14th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): An intricate network of tangled gaseous filaments, revealed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, has provided new evidence on how stars form from the diffuse interstellar medium.Each filament ... Read more...

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Scientists discover active black hole in the ‘Eye of Sauron’


March 11th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): An image has revealed the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed the "Eye of Sauron" by astronomers for its similarity to the eye of the ... Read more...

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Parent star’s long ‘napping’ could trigger the formation of baby stars


March 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): It has long been suspected that the build up of material onto young stars is not continuous but happens in episodic events, resulting in short outbursts of energy ... Read more...

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Herschel reveals how much dark matter it takes to form new galaxy


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The Herschel Space Observatory has measured how much dark matter is required in order to form a new galaxy."If you start with too little dark matter, then a ... Read more...

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Thick disc of older stars discovered in nearby Andromeda galaxy


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified for the first time a thick stellar disc in the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way.According to an international ... Read more...

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Chandra images show result of star formation on overdrive


January 14th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new image captured by Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the result of star formation on overdrive.M82 is a so-called starburst galaxy, where stars are forming at rates ... Read more...

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NASA telescopes discover most distant galaxy cluster


January 13th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): NASA telescopes have identified a burgeoning galactic metropolis-the most distant known in the early universe.The developing cluster, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, was discovered and characterized by multi-wavelength telescopes, including NASA's ... 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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Stars forming ‘much more rapidly than previously believed’


December 17th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Astronomers have presented the first conclusive evidence for a dramatic surge in star birth in a newly discovered population of massive galaxies in the early Universe.Their measurements ... Read more...

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First evidence of magnetic field ejected from a young star


November 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the first evidence of a magnetic field in a jet of material ejected from a young star.The find could eventually help scientists understand the nature ... Read more...

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NASA’s Hubble finds spark of life in ancient galaxy


November 19th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): For some time now, astronomers have believed that ancient elliptical galaxies do not give birth to new stars anymore, but new images captured by NASA's Hubble Space ... Read more...

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‘Coreshine’ offers insight into stellar births


September 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A group of astronomers has made a new discovery that promises a new window onto the earliest phases of star formation.Science is literally in the dark when it ... 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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How stars were born


July 7th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have explained how the stars-claimed to be the generators of elements that formed the universe-came into being in the first place.New research from ... Read more...

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A celestial menagerie on display in the Large Magellanic Cloud


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): In a spectacular new image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, astronomers have discovered a celestial menagerie of vast globular clusters ... Read more...

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Bursting ‘bubbles’ behind the origin of ‘halo’ gas clouds in our Galaxy


May 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): By using CSIRO's Parkes telescope, scientists have observed that just like bubbles burst on the surface of a glass of champagne, 'bubbles' in our Galaxy burst and leave ... Read more...

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The hidden side of star formation revealed


May 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has released new images that reveal previously hidden details of star formation.One snapshot reveals what researchers called an 'impossible' star caught in the ... Read more...

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Images from Planck space observatory reveal star formation processes


April 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of gas and dust, but ESA's Planck space observatory - with its microwave eyes - can peer beneath that shroud to ... Read more...

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Catastrophic event halted birth of stars, say Durham researchers


March 10th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): Scientists at Durham University's Department of Physics have found evidence of a catastrophic event that they believe was responsible for halting the birth of stars in a galaxy in ... Read more...

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Why fewer stars are born today than in the early universe


February 13th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): University of Arizona (UA) astronomers have helped solve why fewer stars are born today than in the early universe, a mystery that has long puzzled scientists."We have known ... Read more...

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Long tail of gas in space forming stars in unexpected quarters


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): In a recent research, a team of astronomers has described the two distinct "tails" found on a long tail of gas in deep space that is believed to ... Read more...

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Scientists resolve conflict in theory of how galaxies form


January 14th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have resolved the conflict in theory of how galaxies form by using millions of hours on supercomputers to run simulations of galaxy formation (1 million hours is ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot earliest galaxies in Universe from Big Bang epoch


January 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Astronomers, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, have broken the distance limit for galaxies by uncovering a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies, which date back to ... Read more...

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ESA space telescope looks back 12 billion years back in time


December 31st, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): A space telescope developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to 12 billion years back ... Read more...

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Planets may assemble around stars more quickly than anyone thought possible


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has said that two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently ... Read more...

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Herschel Space Observatory sheds new light on how stars and galaxies are made


December 19th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 19 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a preview of the first science results from the Herschel Space Observatory, which would provide valuable new information about how stars ... Read more...

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World’s largest telescope spells golden age of astronomy


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Hailing it as the beginning of a golden age of astronomy, researchers say the latest data beamed back to earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing ... Read more...

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Data from Herschel to shed new light on star formation in nearby galaxies


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): The latest data delivered back to Earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing astronomers with a better understanding of the composition, temperature, density and mass of ... Read more...

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“Stellar nurseries” in first galaxies produced stars more rapidly than expected


November 11th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at Durham University, UK, have determined that "stellar nurseries" within the first galaxies gave birth to stars at a much more rapid rate ... Read more...

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Nearby spiral galaxy resembles our own Milky Way, say astronomers


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, September 3 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a striking new image of a nearby spiral galaxy that many astronomers think closely resembles our own Milky Way.Though the ... Read more...

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One of astronomy’s long held myths about star formation debunked


August 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers has debunked one of astronomy's long held beliefs about how stars are formed.Since the 1950s, astronomers have thought that in a family of ... Read more...

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