Galaxies

Hubble Finds A Black Hole Igniting Star Formation In A Dwarf Galaxy

Often portrayed as destructive monsters that hold light captive, black holes take on a less villainous role in the latest research from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. A black hole at the heart of the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 is creating stars...
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Capturing All That Glitters In Galaxies With Nasa's Webb

To understand galaxies, you have to understand how stars form. Over 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to bring together observations of nearby spiral galaxies taken with the world's most powerful radio, visible, and ultraviolet...
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Active Galactic Nucleus In Ngc 2992 Explored By Researchers

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Observatory and elsewhere have performed simultaneous observations of an active galactic nucleus (AGN) in the galaxy NGC 2992 using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and NASA's Swift spacecraft. Results of the...
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Galaxy Evolution: A Cosmic Romance Written In The Stars

An international team of astronomers has taken a step forward in understanding the evolution of galaxies, and in so doing, told a story written in the heavens.
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Astronomers Find Growing Number Of Starlink Satellite Tracks

Enlarge / A Starlink track running across the Andromeda galaxy. (credit: Caltech Optical Observatories/IPAC) SpaceX's Starlink Internet service will require a dense constellation of satellites to provide consistent, low-latency...
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Unknown Objects At The Heart Of The Milky Way Are Beaming Radio Signals, Then Mysteriously...

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia, July 15, 2019.Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Mysterious radio waves emanating from the center of the galaxy have astronomers stumped. Four objects have briefly...
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Hubble Views A Tranquil Galaxy With An Explosive Past

The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation Aries. Despite...
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Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Creates Largest 3d Map Of The Cosmos

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument has capped off the first seven months of its survey run by creating the largest and most detailed map of the universe ever. The instrument has smashed previous records for 3D galaxy surveys, yet it’s only...
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Messier 85's Complex Globular Cluster System Explored By Researchers

Using the Gemini North telescope, astronomers have conducted photometric and spectroscopic observations of a galaxy known as Messier 85. The observational campaign revealed more details about its complex globular cluster system. The findings are...
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Manga Team Releases Largest-ever Collection Of 3d Maps Of Nearby Galaxies

Just over a month ago, scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released the complete dataset of 10,000 galaxies observed by the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) project, making MaNGA the largest galaxy survey...
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Black Hole At Center Of Milky Way Unpredictable And Chaotic

Researchers have found that the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term.
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Colossal Webb Telescope Completes A Phenomenal Feat In Space

Thomas Zurbuchen can finally shave.Zurbuchen, NASA's associate administrator of its Science Mission Directorate, said he wouldn't shave until the James Webb Space Telescope — which will peer at the first galaxies and stars (along with...
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Hubble Snaps A Deceptive Image Of Two Majestic, Distant Galaxies

The legendary Hubble Space Telescope has, somehow, outdone itself.NASA published its first Hubble image of 2022, and it's replete with cosmic treats. The background of this deep view of the cosmos is littered with far-off galaxies, a star shines...
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Astronomers Discover A Strange Galaxy Without Dark Matter

Enlarge / Astronomers mapped out the stars (shown here in blue) and gas (green) of the strange galaxy known as AGC 114905. (credit: Javier Román and Pavel Mancera Piña) Three years ago, Filippo Fraternali and his colleagues spotted a half...
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Our Galaxy's Most Recent Major Collision

One of the characteristic features of modern cosmology is its description of how galaxies evolve: via a hierarchical process of colliding and merging with other systems. Nowhere in the universe do we have a clearer view of this buildup than in our...
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An Incredible View Into The Heart Of The Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is over 200,000 light-years away, yet it’s still one of our galaxy’s closest neighbours in space. Ancient astronomers knew of it, and modern astronomers have studied it intensely. But the SMC still holds...
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Ruins Of Ancient Star Cluster Found At Milky Way's Edge

A primordial stellar stream discovered in the outer reaches of the Milky Way has a lower proportion of heavy elements than any known stellar system in our galaxy. Observations with the Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, showed that the...
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Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 2 Will Dive Even Deeper Into The Past

"Star Wars: The High Republic" officially turns one today, as today marks the anniversary of "The Light of the Jedi," the first novel in Lucasfilm's massive publishing initiative set within a galaxy far, far away. Thus far, we have had three phases...
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Stunning Spiral Galaxies And Glittering Stars Are Among Hubble's Stellar 2021 Photos

While the powerful James Webb Space Telescope was stealing the spotlight this year by beginning its journey into deep space to take extremely detailed photos, its predecessor was still going strong.The Hubble Space Telescope produced some...
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The Baseline #10 - How To Kick A Pulsar Out Of The Galaxy

Pulsars are neutron stars. They are formed when an old star explodes as a supernova, so you would expect to find them in the center of its supernova remnant. But not always. Astronomers have learned that some pulsars are ejected from its remnant....
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