Galaxies News
Hubble telescope captures huge, stunning image of Andromeda Galaxy Hubble telescope captures huge, stunning image of Andromeda Galaxy

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a gigantic high resolution panorama image of the Andromeda Galaxy, the large spiral that is the Milky Way's closest neighbor...

Puzzling fast radio bursts finally observed in real time Puzzling fast radio bursts finally observed in real time

Unusual pulses of radio waves that have puzzled astronomers since they were first detected in 2007 have been observed in real time by scientists using the Parkes radio telescope in southeastern Australia in May 2014...

‘Flat’ galaxy IC 335 lacks characteristic dust and gas ‘Flat’ galaxy IC 335 lacks characteristic dust and gas

A  flat galaxy similar in shape to the Milky Way is unusual because it contains so little of the gas and dust that generate star formation. Edge-on images of Galaxy IC 335 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show it to be lacking the nebulae and dust clouds known as the interstellar medium...

Hubble captures stunning image of lenticular galaxy Hubble captures stunning image of lenticular galaxy

According to a NASA statement, the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope has obtained a wondrous view of Galaxy IC 335...

Neighboring dwarf galaxy KKs3 has mass 23 million times greater than our Sun Neighboring dwarf galaxy KKs3 has mass 23 million times greater than our Sun

The discovery that a dwarf spheroidal galaxy exists independently rather than being gravitationally bound to a larger galaxy surprised astronomers, who now speculate many more small lone galaxies may exist...

Scientists stunned to find cluster of quasars aligned perfectly together Scientists stunned to find cluster of quasars aligned perfectly together

Researchers studying 93 quasars, or active galactic nuclei, were stunned to discover that their rotation axes and the supermassive black holes at their centers align with one another...

Enormous object at Milky Way’s center is finally identified Enormous object at Milky Way’s center is finally identified

G2 is a mysterious object in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. It has been postulated that G2 is an immense cloud of hydrogen gas on course to be devoured by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s center...

In older galaxies, black hole emissions impede star formation In older galaxies, black hole emissions impede star formation

Radio waves and heat emitted by super-massive black holes can impede the formation of new stars, especially in older, elliptical galaxies. Most galaxies have super-massive black holes at their centers...

Massive galaxies don’t form new stars, but get bigger by consuming neighbors Massive galaxies don’t form new stars, but get bigger by consuming neighbors

A new study led by Dr. Aaron Robotham of the University of Western Australia node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) has found that the universe’s most massive galaxies are growing by consuming neighboring dwarf galaxies...

Density map of Milky Way shows 219 million stars Density map of Milky Way shows 219 million stars

The disk of the Milky Way, a region which is the densest in our galaxy, extends over 100,000 light-years. So populated with stars, gas, and dust is the disk that the naked human eye is unable to discern individual objects...