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Astronomers Detects Sudden Appearance of 7 galaxies in Early Universe

November 20, 2014 |

Astronomers recently spotted seven galaxies that appeared around 13.1 billion years ago – 700 million years after the Big Bang. Where the galaxies came from initially confused the experts because they seemed to appear almost out of nowhere, very rapidly. But now the team behind the observations suggest the previously hidden cluster of stars appeared when a cosmic ‘fog’ cleared. Read More

Brilliant Starburst Galaxy Found 12.5 Billion Light Years Away

November 11, 2014 |

More than 12.5 billion light-years away is a galactic powerhouse, a galaxy that is producing stars at nearly 1,000 times fasters than our own Milky Way. Read More

Researchers Find True Story Behind the Best Yet View of Spectacular Cosmic Collision

November 10, 2014 |

A team of researchers led by Michele Fumagalli from the Extragalactic Astronomy Group and the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham Univ., were among the first to use ESO’s Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on the VLT. Read More

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Interesting Facts About Galaxies

October 10, 2014 | 1

A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust. Examples of galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million stars to giants with a hundred trillion stars, each orbiting their galaxy’s own center of mass. So, here are 25 interesting facts about galaxies. Read More

Surprise! A Supermassive Black Hole Spotted in Tiny Galaxy

September 18, 2014 |

Nestled in the heart of a tiny galaxy 54 million light years from Earth is a black hole so big it makes up 15% of the star cluster’s total mass. Read More

Interesting Facts about Spiral Galaxy

June 7, 2014 | 3

Disk galaxies or spiral galaxies are a type of galaxies which were first discovered by the American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Spiral galaxies are flat and disk-shaped. They contain stars, dust, asteroids and gas and serve as a residence to a group of stars located in the center of the galaxy. This center is known as the bulge. Read More

Hubble Confirmed a Galaxy Cluster Located at a Distance of 9.9 Billion Light-Years

May 23, 2014 | 2

Many of the oldest and most massive galaxies reside together in enormous structures known as clusters, and now a team of astronomers has confirmed the existence of an unusually distant galaxy cluster – a group of 19 galaxies located at precisely the same distance of 9.9 billion light years. Read More

Top 5 Most Weird Galaxies In Space

May 20, 2014 |

Everyone has seen pictures of galaxies in their elementary school science books, but what you might not know is that not all galaxies are created equal. In fact, some of them are downright bizarre-looking. While the Milky Way may look pristine and almost flawless, the following galaxies are the poor, snaggle-toothed children of the cosmos. Read More

What Are Dwarf Galaxies Teaching Us About Black Holes?

May 16, 2014 |

Over the past decade, we have come to appreciate that essentially every normal galaxy, including our Milky Way, harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. These monsters play an important role in the evolution of galaxies and the appearance of the observable universe, but their origin is largely unknown. Read More

HVGC-1: A Wanderer Star Cluster Speeding Towards Earth

May 9, 2014 | 1

A star cluster has broken away from a galaxy and is hurtling in the direction of Earth at more than 2,000,000mph, US astronomers have discovered. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered the hypervelocity cluster, named HVGC-1, by chance and have no idea why it was catapulted out of galaxy M87. Read More

What Are We Learning About The Size Of Galaxies?

March 29, 2014 |

The stars in galaxies are just the tip of the iceberg. We know galaxies contain extended gaseous envelopes surrounding their stars, which are commonly referred to as the circuingalactic medium. Read More

Milky Way Is Still Hungry

February 18, 2014 |

Astronomers from the University of Cambridge UK, have noticed how our galaxy draw to it and includes groups of stars from the nearby galaxies. The recent “victim” is the dwarf galaxy Sagittarius. Read More

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