Eight weird spindle-like galaxies discovered by astronomers Play

Eight weird spindle-like galaxies discovered by astronomers

Scientists have discovered eight new spindle-like galaxies—huge structures once thought to be extremely rare features of the cosmos. Traditionally, we think of galaxies as being flat rotating disks made up of billions of stars, with a black hole at their center. However, scientists also know of another type known as prolate rotators. These are cigar-shaped galaxies that rotate along their axis making it look like a spindle. Until now, only a handful of which had ever been observed, making astronomers think they were extremely rare. Oct 13, 2017
Thailand marks one-year anniversary of late kings death Play

Thailand marks one-year anniversary of late kings death

Thailand held a nation-wide Buddhist alms-giving ceremony on Friday (13 October) to mark the first anniversary of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the worlds longest-reigning monarch who helped shape the Southeast Asian nation for decades after World War Two. Oct 13, 2017
The Hajj war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia Play

The Hajj war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

The ongoing diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has dimmed hopes for Qatari pilgrims wishing to participate in Hajj — the annual five-day Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and nearby holy sites. Sep 1, 2017