Galaxies

Spt-cl J2106-5844 Is The Most Massive High-redshift Galaxy Cluster, Study Finds

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have conducted a detailed high-resolution study of a massive galaxy cluster known as SPT-CL J2106-5844. The research, presented in a paper published October 10 on arXiv.org, delivers...
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Astronomy Student Silhouetted By Milky Way, Jupiter In Stunning Photo

The image features the silhouette of one of my students during a workshop on astrophotography. He is standing against the background core of our galaxy at the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, in Portugal.
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Hubble Space Telescope Spots ‘local’ Ic 4653 Galaxy

IC 4653, a galaxy that's just above 80 million light-years from our planet, was recently spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo Credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario - CEA - Durham University) Hubble just observed a...
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Record-number Of Over 200,000 Galaxies Confirm: Galaxy Mergers Ignite Star Bursts

When two galaxies merge, there are brief periods of stellar baby booms. A group of astronomers led by Lingyu Wang (SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research) has now used a sample of over 200,000 galaxies to confirm that galaxy mergers are the...
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The 15 Weirdest Galaxies In Our Universe

There are galaxies shaped like jellyfish, galaxies that consume other galaxies, and galaxies that seem to lack the dark matter that pervades the rest of the universe. Here are the strangest galaxies in the universe.
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Life From Earth May Have Already Jumped Across Galaxies Claim Scientists

It was previously believed that life could only move from one planet to another within a solar system. But then Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object, was detected. Scientists now say that large objects might be able to seed life across...
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The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors From Another Galaxy

Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way.
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Stormy Cluster Weather Could Unleash Black Hole Power And Explain Lack Of Cosmic Cooling

'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle. Scientists have now used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful jets from supermassive black holes are disrupted by the motion of hot gas and galaxies, preventing gas from...
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Super Spirals Spin Super Fast

Stars in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, including our Sun, orbit at an average speed of 130 miles per second. But that's nothing compared to the most massive spiral galaxies. "Super spirals," which are larger, brighter, and more massive than...
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Some Quasars Shine With The Light Of Over A Trillion Stars

Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. The brightest ones are so luminous they outshine a trillion stars. But why? And what does their brightness tell us about the galaxies that host them? To try to answer that question, a group...
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Nasa Publishes Photo Of Spiral Galaxy That Looks Like Giant Frisbee

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which orbits the Earth, captures images of distant galaxies of all shapes and sizes in the universe.
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Heron Survey Fishes Out Detail In Ghostly Galaxy Outskirts

Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. The team find that the diameters of the galactic outskirts -- the...
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Astronomers Use Massive Galaxy Cluster To ‘peer Back In Time’

For the first time, researchers used an enormous cluster of galaxies as a huge magnifying lens to detect a tiny, star-forming dwarf galaxy. (Photo Credit: Felice Frankel and Christine Daniloff / MIT) Astronomers recently used a giant...
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Going Against The Flow Around A Supermassive Black Hole

At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study this cloud in more detail, they...
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Astronomers Zoom In On A Galaxy 9 Billion Light-years Away Thanks To Gravitational Lensing

(Credit: MIT/Image courtesy of the researchers) When even the most powerful telescopes can’t capture the views you want, it helps to have natural magnifying glasses to rely on. In a paper published Monday in Nature Astronomy, researchers...
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Revealing The Milky Way’s Center

Spitzer Space Telescope, Milky Way Galaxy, center
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Milky Way Suspected Of Kidnapping Neighbor's Tiny Galaxies - Cnet

Astronomers investigating dark matter warn that more dwarf-snatching is likely.
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Scientists Are Looking For Dark Matter To Understand The Universe’s ‘hidden Web’

After counting all the normal, luminous matter in the obvious places of the universe – galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium – about half of it is still missing. So not only is 85 percent of the matter in the universe made...
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Feast Your Eyes On This ‘medusa’ Merger Spotted By Nasa’s Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the "Medusa" merger in space. (Photo Credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA, A. Adamo) The Hubble Space Telescope has a robust portfolio of galaxy headshots and its most recent one may remind you of...
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The Evolution Of The Universe

Some 15 billion years ago the universe emerged from a hot, dense sea of matter and energy. As the cosmos expanded and cooled, it spawned galaxies, stars, planets and life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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