Galaxies

Oldest Known Galactic Get-together Occurred Shortly After Big Bang

Signals written in elements from the early universe have revealed the oldest known merger between two galaxies, taking place less than a billion years after the Big Bang.
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Astronomers Just Observed Two Galaxies Merging, 13 Billion Years Ago - Cnet

It's thought to be the earliest known example of merging galaxies yet discovered.
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What Is The Cosmic Web?

Composed of massive filaments of galaxies separated by giant voids, the cosmic web is the name astronomers give to the structure of our universe.Why does our universe have this peculiar, web-like structure?The answer lies in processes that took...
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Who Is This See-through Alien?

"Who is this alien?" is Mashable’s enduring series about the exceptionally peculiar critters that inhabit a relatively small, ocean-dominated world in the outer realms of the Milky Way galaxy, called Earth. Many of these lifeforms,...
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Hubble Space Telescope Spots Explosive Galaxy

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4051. Located 45 million light-years from Earth, in the southern part of the Ursa Major I Cluster, the galaxy has hosted […] The post Hubble Space Telescope...
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Hubble Captures Explosive Galaxy, The Site Of Three Recent Supernovae

Hubble's latest image is of the spiral galaxy NGC 4051 which is notable for having played host to a large number of supernovae: the first seen in 1983 (SN 1983I), the second in 2003 (SN 2003ie), and the most recent in 2010 (SN 2010br).
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Strange Ripples In The Milky Way Suggest It Collided With Another Galaxy

The Milky Way features odd ripples and scientists think a newly-discovered dwarf galaxy is the culprit.       
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Stepping Up The Search For Intermediate-mass Black Holes

Astronomers think the galaxy NGC1313 may be home to an intermediate-mass black hole. Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA) (Inside Science) -- If you have a computer and a few spare moments, you can help search the cosmos for an elusive breed of black...
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'cold Quasars' May Be At The End Of Their Lives, But They Can Still Birth Stars

Despite signs that they are at the end of their lifetime, some galaxies may continue to produce stars, contrary to expectations.
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Galaxy Fit Vs. Galaxy Watch Active Vs. Fitbit Inspire Hr - Cnet

How does the Galaxy Fit compare with the Fitbit Inspire HR and the Galaxy Watch Active?
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Astrophysicist Announces Her Discovery That Could Rewrite Story Of How Galaxies Die

A breakthrough finding overturns assumptions about the maturation of galaxies and may represent a phase of every galaxy's life cycle that was unknown until now.
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Scientists Discover Why Our Galaxy’s Black Hole Is So Quiet

NASA’s SOFIA project is looking at what makes black holes active versus quiet, which has revealed why the Milky Way’s black hole is so docile.       
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At&t Business Customers Can Get The Galaxy S10 5g Starting June 17

Starting June 17, customers of AT&T Business will have access to the Galaxy S10 5G for use with the carrier’s 5G network. According to AT&T, its 5G+ network is available already in very limited parts of 19 cities, with plans to reach...
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A Sparkling Miniature Galaxy Created Out Of Vividly Swirled Paints Captured Under A 8k Macro Lens

German photographer and fluid artist Roman de Giuli has created “Chroma Galaxies”, a sparkling miniature universe created with vivid paints. This swirling world was created within a Petri dish and captured under an 8K macro lens, giving...
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Astronomers Measure Tiny Black Hole In Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

A small black hole in a nearby dwarf galaxy is 40 times smaller than previously thought.
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Global Astronomy Groups Say They're Concerned About Spacex's Starlink Satellites

Telescopes at Lowell Observatory in Arizona captured this image of galaxies on May 25, their images marred by the reflected light from more than 25 Starlink satellites as they passed overhead. (Credit: Victoria Girgis/Lowell Observatory) Elon...
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Here's How Colossal Galaxy Clusters Reveal Dark Matter Secrets

Clusters of galaxies hold the prestigious title of "largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe," which is no small feat.
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Hubble Snaps Mature ‘pinwheel’ Galaxy 400 Million Light-years Away

Space is home to many types of galaxies that have different shapes, sizes, and brightness. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured an image of NGC 7773, a barred spiral galaxy located about 400 million […] The post Hubble Snaps...
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Rare 'superflares' Could One Day Threaten Earth

Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the galaxy: superflares.
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Scientists Measure A Black Hole That's Surprisingly Tiny (for A Black Hole) - Cnet

Astronomers looking at the center of a dwarf galaxy discover a dwarf black hole stirring things up.
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