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Finding a cosmic fog within shattered intergalactic ‘pancakes’

5 days ago

To understand the most ordinary matter in the universe — and the extraordinary things that happen to it…
A long time ago, galaxies far, far away

August 12, 2019

Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a…
An Identity Problem on a Galactic Scale

August 8, 2019

At the center of certain galaxies are objects of such tremendous brightness they outshine the rest of their…
NASA’s Spitzer Spies a Perfectly Sideways Galaxy

August 8, 2019

This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but it’s actually…
Anatomy of a Cosmic Seagull

August 7, 2019

Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its resemblance…
New measurement of universe’s expansion rate is “stuck in the middle”

July 23, 2019

A team of collaborators from Carnegie and the University of Chicago used red giant stars that were observed…
Light dark matter a thousand times less likely to bump into regular matter

July 15, 2019

Light dark matter is a thousand times less likely to bump into regular matter than previous astrophysical analyses…
Spiraling Filaments Feed Young Galaxies

July 2, 2019

Galaxies grow by accumulating gas from their surroundings and converting it to stars, but the details of this…
Faint Galactic Halos

June 19, 2019

Take a look at any galaxy in the universe through a telescope or in pictures captured by observatories…
How NASA’s Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long

June 14, 2019

After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched…
Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields

June 13, 2019

Three extremely dark patches of the sky have been selected for in-depth observations by the European Space Agency’s…
Magnetic Field May Be Keeping Milky Way’s Black Hole Quiet

June 12, 2019

Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But…
Perfect Example of a Barred Spiral Galaxy, Seen Face On. This is What Our Milky Way Might Look Like

June 11, 2019

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. This…
NASA’s Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

May 31, 2019

In this large celestial mosaic taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, there’s a lot to see, including multiple…
Where do new stars form in galaxies?

May 27, 2019

Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way are studded with cold clouds of hydrogen gas and dust, like…
Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way

May 4, 2019

ESO’s VST helps determine the spacecraft’s orbit to enable the most accurate map ever of more than a…
Peeling back the darkness of M87

April 29, 2019

A team of researchers from around the world revealed an image that many believed impossible to produce: a portrait of…
Mystery of the Universe’s Expansion Rate Widens With New Hubble Data

April 26, 2019

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope say they have crossed an important threshold in revealing a discrepancy between…
Black Hole Image Makes History

April 11, 2019

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic…
Chimneys in the Milky Way

April 2, 2019

Matter and energy flowing from the centre of a galaxy are thought to play a key role in…
New studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter

April 2, 2019

A Yale-led team of researchers is doubling down on its earlier finding of a galaxy with almost no…
Ultra-sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous!

March 25, 2019

Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters…
Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies

February 22, 2019

An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a…
In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright

February 21, 2019

In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour…
Astronomers detect hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies

February 20, 2019

A major new radio sky survey has revealed hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light…
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Kepler’s Final Image Shows A Galaxy Full Of Possibilities

February 7, 2019

NASA’s Kepler space telescope may be retired, but the discoveries continue to rack up for this historic planet-hunting…
Lucky find for Hubble – a new galaxy in the cosmic neighbourhood

February 4, 2019

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the…
Hubble Deepest Image Processed for Even More Data: Some Galaxies are Twice as Big as Previously Believed

February 1, 2019

It allowed us to spot auroras on Saturn and planets orbiting distant suns. It permitted astronomers to see…
Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy in Cosmic Neighborhood

January 31, 2019

Isolated star-city is a fossil from the early universe. The universe is very cluttered. Myriad island cities of…
NASA’s NICER Mission Maps ‘Light Echoes’ of New Black Hole

January 31, 2019

Scientists have charted the environment surrounding a stellar-mass black hole that is 10 times the mass of the…
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