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From the almost homogeneous universe to the giant structures (galaxies, stars) we see now!!

This is interesting to learn how from an ‘almost’ homogeneous space with a very few tiny density perturbations; these big galaxies, stars, planets were made – how these first ever structures were formed. But it is tough to study that, … Continue reading

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The Stellar Spire Standing Tall!!

The Statue of a Fairy-tale creature poised on a Pedestal!! This is a 92 trillion km long tower of cold gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula inside which stars are expected to be forming. These star-birth areas are seen … Continue reading

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From Fragmentation to Star Formation

From the Protogalactic Gas Mass to Fragments capable of making Stars Last time we saw how and when the earliest protogalaxies are formed and also realised that only the protogalaxies which can cool significantly are capable of forming stars. Now … Continue reading

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The First Structure Formation in the Universe

Introduction Guided mainly by the observational data from the local and distant universe, ‘most of the’ cosmologists and astrophysicists believe that we live in a flat universe with the baryons (the visible matter in the universe) accounting for just 5% … Continue reading

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Mystic Mountains!!

These Mystic Mountains which I would have expected to originate only in the dramatic imagination of some very powerful and colorful dreamer is actually not a fantasy art piece but a real Stellar Nursery in the Cosmic Space. These are … Continue reading

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A Pulsar and it’s Neighbor!

This is a pulsar (SXP1062) found in a Supernova Remnant of one of the small satellite galaxies of Milky Way. In the right hand side is the Pulsar (white source in the middle of that blue diffuse emission) and the … Continue reading

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The most wonderful Star-forming Region that I have ever seen!

This is a picture released by Hubble just today and all I can say is – ‘ammmmmmazing!!’. I mean, look at the picture… Isn’t it just per..fect??? Captured here is a brilliant star forming region, some 2000 light years away … Continue reading

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