Galaxies
Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive... more
Origin and chemical makeup of Saturn's Moon Titan's dunes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers exposed acetylene ice -- a chemical that is used on Earth in welding torches and exists at Titan's equatorial regions -- at low temperatures to proxies of high-energy galactic... more
Image: Hubble snags starry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 4380 looks like a special effect straight out of a science fiction or fantasy film, swirling like a gaping portal to another dimension. more
The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors from Another Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way. more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Virgin Galactic Unveils New Line of Under Armour 'Spacewear' for Space Tourists  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Virgin Galactic and partner Under Armour unveiled a new line of "spacewear" spacesuits for future passengers on SpaceShipTwo. more
Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle. Scientists have now used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful... more
Dark matter tugs the most massive spiral galaxies to breakneck speeds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When it comes to galaxies, how fast is fast? The Milky Way, an average spiral galaxy, spins at a speed of 130 miles per second (210... more
The 15 Weirdest Galaxies in Our Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
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... more
Virgin Galactic unveils commercial space suits  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The date for the world's first commercial space flight is not even confirmed yet, but future passengers' Star Trek-like outfits are ready and waiting. more
Low-temperature synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Titans surface ices and on airless bodies  Science Magazine · 3 days
Titan’s equatorial dunes represent the most monumental surface structures in our Solar System, but the chemical composition of their dark... more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
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... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
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... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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. R. Michael Rich of... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 5 days
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  nanowerk · 5 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Astronomers have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the process, they spotted a... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  MIT · 5 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
The nature of obscured active galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their nucleus, one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses. When material actively accretes onto the SMBH, associated processes can produce an active galactic nucleus (AGN)... more
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of NGC 4380  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy called NGC 4380. NGC 4380 is a spiral... more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology. more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small -- or 'dwarf' -- galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud,... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  nanowerk · 1 week
Research shows our galaxy is undergoing a massive merger with its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese... more
Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, looking at possibilities beyond the space tourism company's immediate goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights as early as next year. more
Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights. more
Boeing to invest in Virgin Galactic  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Boeing announced Oct. 8 that its venture capital arm will make a small but strategic investment in Virgin Galactic, one which could eventually support... more
Highly Energetic Explosion Occurred in Milky Way’s Center 3.5 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
About 3.5 million years ago, a Seyfert flare from Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, created... more
Early Earthlings May Have Watched the Galaxy's Center Explode 3.5 Million Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The mysterious Fermi bubbles at the center of the Milky Way may have been caused by a gargantuan nuclear explosion 3.5 million... more
Cesium vapor aids in the search for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The hunt for dark matter is one of the most exciting challenges facing fundamental physics in the 21st century. Researchers have long known that it must exist, as many astrophysical... more
Image: Hubble finds Medusa in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The galaxy pictured in this Hubble image has an especially evocative name: the Medusa merger. more
Hubble Spots Edge-On Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3717. NGC 3717 is located about 60 million light-years away in... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away. more
The Violent History of the Big Galaxy Next Door  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighboring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its... more
Andromeda Galaxy Swallowed Many Dwarf Galaxies During Its Lifetime  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An analysis of data from the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) has uncovered two major episodes of accretion, probably... more
The mass inflow and outflow rates of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the most widely accepted cosmological models, the first galaxies began to form between 13 and 14 billion years ago. Over the course of the next billion... more
Scientists start mapping the hidden web that scaffolds the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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... more
Astronomers Get Closer Look at Norma Jellyfish Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have mapped the intense tail of a barred spiral galaxy called ESO... more
Gas filaments of the cosmic web located around active galaxies in a protocluster  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cosmological simulations predict that the Universe contains a network of intergalactic gas filaments, within which galaxies form and evolve. However, the faintness... more
First-Ever Image of the 'Cosmic Web' Reveals the Gassy Highway That Connects the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A groundbreaking new image provides direct evidence of a 'cosmic web' of gas that links every galaxy in the universe. more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Based on direct observations researchers have discovered massive filaments between galaxies in a proto-cluster, extending over more than 1 million parsecs and providing the fuel for... more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international group of scientists led by the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research has used observations from the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the ESO... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark matter would have clumped together... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found that the early universe, and the very first galaxies, would have looked very different depending on the nature of dark matter. For the first time, the team... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or 'fuzzy', rather than cold or warm. more
This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked  MIT · 2 weeks
Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or “fuzzy,” rather than cold or warm. more
AI technique does double duty spanning cosmic and subatomic scales  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While high-energy physics and cosmology seem worlds apart in terms of sheer scale, physicists and cosmologists at Argonne are using similar machine learning methods to address classification problems... more
Extraplanar diffuse ionized gas in NGC 5775 studied in detail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have conducted a dynamical study of extraplanar diffuse ionized gas layer in the nearby, star-forming, edge-on disk galaxy NGC 5775. The research, published September 25 on arXiv.org,... more
Golden Ratio observed in human skulls  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the "Divine Proportion," is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes. more
Golden ratio observed in human skulls  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the Divine Proportion, is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes. more
Virgin Galactic to fly Italian Air Force research mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Virgin Galactic signed a contract Oct. 2 with the Italian Air Force to fly a set of research... more
The violent history of the big galaxy next door  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighboring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its sights on the Milky Way as its next main course. more
The violent history of the big galaxy next door  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighbouring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its sights on the Milky Way as its next main course.    more
Virgin Galactic says it'll fly Italian air force researchers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Virgin Galactic says it has been contracted by the Italian air force for a suborbital research flight aboard its winged rocket ship. more
Neutrino produced in a cosmic collider far away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The neutrino event IceCube 170922A, detected at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, appears to originate from the distant active galaxy TXS 0506+056, at a light travel distance of 3.8... more
Oldest Galaxy Protocluster Forms 'Queen's Court'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Using the Subaru, Keck, and Gemini Telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a collection of 12 galaxies which existed about 13.0 billion... more
Neutrino produced in a cosmic collider far away  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The neutrino event IceCube 170922A, detected with IceCube at the South Pole, appears to originate from the distant active galaxy TXS 0506+056, at a distance of 3.8 billion light years. more
Record breaking observations find most remote protocluster of galaxies  nanowerk · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers has discovered a protocluster of galaxies 13.0 billion light years away. This protocluster is the most distant protocluster ever found. The discovery suggests that a... more
13-Billion-Year-Old Galaxy Protocluster Found  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using the Subaru, Keck, and Gemini telescopes, astronomers have discovered a young cluster of galaxies in the early Universe. Named z66OD, the protocluster contains at least 12 huge... more
Astronomers identify four globular cluster planetary nebulae candidates  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers from Chile and Argentina report the detection of four new planetary nebulae (PN) candidates residing in galactic globular clusters (GCs). If confirmed, the discovery would double the number of known PNe... more
Fast Radio Burst Exposes Halo of Massive Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In November 2018, CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) detected a new fast radio burst, an enigmatic blast of... more
Medusa Merger: Hubble Captures Stunning Galaxy Collision  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of two merging galaxies collectively called NGC 4194. NGC 4194 is... more
Black holes and their host galaxies, growing old together  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The 'special relationship' between supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their hosts -- something astronomers and physicists have observed for quite a while -- can now be understood as a bond... more
Growing old together: A sharper look at black holes and their host galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some relationships are written in the stars. That's definitely the case for supermassive black holes and their host galaxies, according to a... more
Astronomers Find Triple Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using data from several space- and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered a system of three supermassive black holes within SDSS J084905.51+111447.2, a trio of... more
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