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Galaxy-forming collision recreated

Paris -- Andromeda, the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way, was born from the collision of two smaller galaxies, an international team of astronomers says.

The researchers conducted a computer simulation of how Andromeda has evolved over time, and the results suggest the two galaxies collided around 9 billion years ago and became permanently fused in the present Andromeda galaxy about 5.5 billion years ago, the BBC reported.

While astronomers can detect galaxies at the very edge of the universe, there is still much that is unknown about those in our immediate neighborhood, known as the Local Group of galaxies, team leader Francois Hammer of the Paris Observatory says.

Google Needs a Nexus Tablet

 Is it possible to sell hundreds of thousands of tablet computers -- devices that were considered frivolous not long ago -- and be considered a failure? Ask SamsungAccording to reporting by the Korean Herald, the company sold 600,000 of its Galaxy tablets in the first month of availability. There's just one problem: Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)sold more than 1 million iPads in its first month on sale.

 

 

Apple to launch next-gen iPad in Q1 next year--analysts

Apple Inc. will roll out a new iPad in the first quarter next year, according to severals news reports.

Astronomers discover new planet from another galaxy

European astronomers say that they have discovered a new planet orbiting a red star. Also, scientists claim that the planet is from another galaxy.

Gamma ray mystery at heart of Milky Way

Greenbelt, Md. -- A NASA telescope has found a structure in the Milky Way that may be a remnant of an eruption in a black hole at the center of our galaxy, U.S. researchers say.

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the structure that spans 50,000 light years, covers half the visible sky and may be millions of years old, a NASA release said Tuesday.

"What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center," says Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.

"We don't fully understand their nature or origin," he says.

Researchers find many Earth-like planets around sun-like stars

A new study on Thursday revealed that at least one in every sun-like star in the galaxy have Earth-size planets circling around them in their orbits. They added that they were able to find few Earth-like planets close to their stars only.

Most distant object in universe confirmed

Paris -- French scientists say they've confirmed the most distant astronomical object known, a galaxy 13.071 billion light-years away.

The galaxy, dubbed UDFy-38135539, is so far away the light now reaching Earth left it less than 600 million years after the Big Bang, ScienceNews.org reported.

Scientists at the Observatory of Paris studied images captured by the Hubble telescope to measure the galaxy's redshift -- the extent to which light emitted by a body is shifted to longer, or redder, wavelengths by the expansion of the universe -- to determine its distance.

The more distant a body, the greater its redshift.

Verizon explains $600 price tag for Galaxy Tab

Verizon has defended the price of $600 for Samsung Galaxy reminding that no service contract is required for the buyers. The phone, equipped with 3G cellular service and Wi-Fi will be available from 11th of November. Otherwise Verizon and other service providers the customers to sign a two year contract for purchasing a smart phone.

Most distance object in universe confirmed

Paris -- French scientists say they've confirmed the most distant astronomical object known, a galaxy 13.071 billion light years away.

The galaxy, dubbed UDFy-38135539, is so far away the light just now reaching Earth left it less than 600 million years after the Big Bang, ScienceNews.org reported.

Scientists at the Observatory of Paris studied images captured by the Hubble telescope to measure the galaxy's redshift -- the extent to which light emitted by a body is shifted to longer, or redder, wavelengths by the expansion of the universe -- to determine its distance.

The more distant a body, the greater its redshift.

iPad Will Keep the Edge Over Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy Tab is set to be released next week, but it appears that Samsung has put itself at a disadvantage against the iPad that will be difficult to overcome.