Galaxies
Dwarf galaxies discovered ‘dancing’ around their giant counterparts
Dwarf galaxies discovered ‘dancing’ around their giant counterparts

It seems that even galaxies have a sense of rhythm to them. Scientists have uncovered that they "dance" around giant galaxies in a disc-like pattern. This discovery differs from the conventional model about their movements, one which held that the smaller galaxies swarmed around the larger ones...

   
Scientists: Cosmic tug of war in the stars requires more investigation
Scientists: Cosmic tug of war in the stars requires more investigation

According to astronomers, a string of stars -- aligned like a necklace of blue pearls and found along two elliptical galaxies -- could be the result of a galactic merger...

   
Meet the seven dwarfs: ‘Homemade’ telescope discovers new galaxies
Meet the seven dwarfs: ‘Homemade’ telescope discovers new galaxies

Yale astronomers have found seven dwarf galaxies using a new kind of telescope constructed by joining together telephoto lenses...

   
Galaxies unite to create ‘beads on a string’ phenomenon
Galaxies unite to create ‘beads on a string’ phenomenon

Two galaxies have intertwined to create a bright string of stars, stretching as far as the length of our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers claim the stars appear as gems shining bright on a necklace, a sight that was initially thought of as an illusion...

   
Dark matter detected in the form of X-rays from far-off galaxies
Dark matter detected in the form of X-rays from far-off galaxies

NASA scientists have detected unidentified particles emitting from a galaxy 250 million light-years away. The particles were received as X-ray signals which demonstrate theorized behaviors of dark matter- a substance which comprises 85 percent of all matter in the entire universe...

   
Rare trio of supermassive black holes found
Rare trio of supermassive black holes found

An international team of astronomers, including several at Oxford University, contend that the Read More.

   
NASA finds that dwarf galaxies play huge role in composition of the universe
NASA finds that dwarf galaxies play huge role in composition of the universe

New observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope found that dwarf galaxies play a huge part in forming a large proportion of the Universe’s stars...

   
Hubble telescope spies bright ring of star formation in distant galaxy
Hubble telescope spies bright ring of star formation in distant galaxy

A new image captured by Hubble illustrates the early stages of star formation in a galaxy 86 million light years away...

   
Strange stars reveal structure of far side of Milky Way
Strange stars reveal structure of far side of Milky Way

It is difficult to peer through the dust around the Milky Way’s heart to the far side of our galaxy. However, a new study led by Michael Feast of the University of Cape Town in South Africa has used a peculiar class of star to make inferences about the Milky Way’s structure on the other side of the galactic center...

   
Scientists recreate realistic simulation of galaxy formation
Scientists recreate realistic simulation of galaxy formation

Using a code, called Arepo, scientists have created a realistic simulation of the galaxies and the universe as we see it. They have captured billions of years of cosmic history in one model, showing how the universe might have evolved...