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These images are the sharpest images taken of the asteroids and the research is helping astronomers in tracing the origin of asteroids in our solar system.
The 'baby' galaxy was discovered using the powerful ALMA radio telescope in Chile, using a technique called gravitational lensing.
This ‘butterfly’ shape is a rare occurrence as only 10 to 20 percent of nebulae generate the bipolar shape.
Scientists discover a huge black hole, 700 million light-years away, that eats about one sun per day
The black hole’s mass is also about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.
It takes several million years for a planet to reach its final stage and it is forming around a star about 2.4 times the mass of the sun
This is one of the very first stellar-mass black holes that does not interact violently with its environment and appear truly black.
Their observation proved that Isaac Netwon’s theory of gravity was not right in this case as he suggested that the orbit of a star would be elliptical. It was Einstein who had predicted the path correctly.
The researchers think it's possible that the black hole ate up the stars surrounding it, or pushed them away.
The new mass estimate puts our galaxy on the beefier side compared to other galaxies in the universe.
The neutron star discovered using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion.
Astronomers find an exoplanet with a cloud-free atmosphere that's larger than Jupiter and has Saturn's mass
The spectrum of WASP-96b shows the complete fingerprint of sodium, which can only be observed for an atmosphere free of clouds,
Although most of the technology NASA needs for such a mission does not exist yet, it could involve travelling at one-tenth the speed of light.
Astronomers discover an Earth-like exoplanet expected to support life, it's located 11 light years away and is called Ross 128 b
This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth,
Astronomers capture detailed images of the surface and atmosphere of Antares, a distant, red supergiant
Images of Antares, a red supergiant, more than 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpio, have been captured
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile inaugurates construction of the largest telescope in the world
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the construction of the world's largest optical and infrared telescope, to be located at the Paranal Observatory in the Antofagasta region.
Astronomers have named a newly discovered galaxy 'CR7' as a nod to football player Cristiano Ronaldo.