Results tagged “Galaxies”

A New Tool to Find Merging Galaxies

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have announced that they have developed a new tool to find otherwise-hidden galaxy mergers in data from the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey of SDSS.

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.

ESA's Gaia mission has made a major breakthrough in unraveling the formation history of the Milky Way.

MIT scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight.

Revealing Galactic Secrets

Captured using the exceptional sky-surveying abilities of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, this deep view reveals the secrets of the luminous members of the Fornax Cluster, one of the richest and closest galaxy clusters to the Milky Way.

Hubble's Megamaser Galaxy

Phenomena across the Universe emit radiation spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum -- from high-energy gamma rays, which stream out from the most energetic events in the cosmos, to lower-energy microwaves and radio waves.

Astronomers Spun Up By Galaxy-shape Finding

For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy's spin affects its shape.

Almost all the light we see in the universe comes from stars which form inside dense clouds of gas in the interstellar medium.

Since Edwin Hubble discovered that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the Universe astronomers try to find out how many of them are there. This new Hubblecast focusses on the question "How many galaxies are there?" including the new numbers achieved in 2016.

In research published today, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies exist throughout the universe.

Galaxies "waste" large amounts of heavy elements generated by star formation by ejecting them up to a million light years away into their surrounding halos and deep space, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, have discovered an unusually shaped structure in two nearby disc galaxies.

Inside the Fiery Furnace

Galaxies, it seems, are sociable animals and they like to gather together in large groups, known as clusters.

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to conduct a "cosmic archaeological dig" at the very heart of our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have uncovered the blueprints of our galaxy's early construction phase.

A Shy Galactic Neighbor

The Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy is pictured in this new image from the Wide Field Imager camera.

Using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision, astronomers have unveiled some of the previously hidden origins of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe.

Hubble Views a Bizarre Cosmic Quartet

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a gathering of four cosmic companions.

Astronomers Find Runaway Galaxies

We know of about two dozen runaway stars, and have even found one runaway star cluster escaping its galaxy forever. Now, astronomers have spotted 11 runaway galaxies that have been flung out of their homes to wander the void of intergalactic space.

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) have combined high-resolution images from the ALMA telescopes with a new scheme for undoing the distorting effects of a powerful gravitational lens.

A team of astronomers, led by Darach Watson, from the University of Copenhagen used the Very Large Telescope's X-shooter instrument along with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to observe one of the youngest and most remote galaxies ever found.

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