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The violent history of the big galaxy next door

October 4, 2019

Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of the neighbouring large galaxy Andromeda, which has set its sights…
Two Ancient Migration Events in the Andromeda Galaxy

October 3, 2019

Astronomers have uncovered two historic events in which the Andromeda Galaxy underwent major changes to its structure. The…
Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies will Look Like This after Collision Billions of Years from Now

March 14, 2019

What happens when two galaxies collide? The Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course,…
This Star Has Been Going Nova Every Year, for Millions of Years

February 20, 2019

A nova star is like a vampire that siphons gas from its binary partner. As it does so,…
Thanks to Gaia, We Now Know Exactly When We’ll be Colliding with Andromeda

February 13, 2019

Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on some…
Andromeda Shredded and Consumed a Massive Galaxy About Two Billion Years Ago

July 26, 2018

Scientists have long understood that in the course of cosmic evolution, galaxies become larger by consuming smaller galaxies.…
The Milky Way’s long-lost sibling finally found

July 24, 2018

Scientists at the University of Michigan have deduced that the Andromeda galaxy, our closest large galactic neighbor, shredded…
It Turns Out, Andromeda is Younger Than Earth… Sort Of

February 19, 2018

Since ancient times, astronomers have looked up at the night sky and seen the Andromeda galaxy. As the…
Gaia Looks Beyond our Galaxy to Other Islands of Stars

December 15, 2017

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia mission is an ambitious project. Having launched in December of 2013, the…
Giant black hole pair photobombs Andromeda Galaxy

December 1, 2017

It seems like even black holes can’t resist the temptation to insert themselves unannounced into photographs. A cosmic…
VISTA Peeks Through the Small Magellanic Cloud’s Dusty Veil

May 4, 2017

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a dwarf galaxy, the more petite twin of the Large Magellanic Cloud…
Andromeda’s Bright X-Ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR

March 24, 2017

The Milky Way’s close neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was…
NASA’s Fermi Finds Possible Dark Matter Ties in Andromeda Galaxy

February 22, 2017

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that…
Hubble Uncovers a Mysterious Hermit

June 12, 2016

The drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as UGC 4879. UGC 4879 is…
‘Starspot’ images give insights into early sun

May 6, 2016

Astronomers at the University of Michigan have taken close-up pictures of a nearby star that show starspots—sunspots outside…
Found: Andromeda’s first spinning neutron star

April 1, 2016

Decades of searching in the Milky Way’s nearby ‘twin’ galaxy Andromeda have finally paid off, with the discovery…
Andromeda Galaxy Scanned with High-Energy X-ray Vision

January 6, 2016

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion…
Hubble Survey Unlocks Clues to Star Birth in Neighboring Galaxy

September 8, 2015

In a survey of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring…
Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think

May 19, 2015

The merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won’t happen for another 4 billion years, but the recent…
Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy

May 8, 2015

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy,…
Why Is Andromeda Coming Towards Us?

January 23, 2015

I don’t want to alarm you, but there’s a massive galaxy heading our way and will collide with…
Space image: Hubble’s High-Definition Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy

January 7, 2015

The largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, this sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the…
Weighing the Milky Way

July 30, 2014

Does the Milky Way look fat in this picture? Has Andromeda been taking skinny selfies? It turns out…
Space Image: Warped Andromeda Galaxy in Widefield Image

May 2, 2014

The great Andromeda galaxy shows its true size in this photo. It spans a whopping four degrees, which…
Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision

February 24, 2014

The Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute,…
Where is Earth Located?

February 18, 2014

You’ve probably heard the saying “everything’s relative”. When you consider our place in the Universe, everything really is…
Did Andromeda crash into the Milky Way 10 billion years ago?

July 9, 2013

For many years scientists have believed that our Galaxy, the Milky Way, is set to crash into its…
Curious cosmic choreography: Small galaxies locked in a strange dance around large galaxies

January 3, 2013

A newly discovered form of circle dancing is perplexing astronomers; not due to its complex choreography, but because…
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