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Hubble traces the halo of a galaxy more accurately than ever before
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have probed the extreme outskirts of the stunning elliptical galaxy Centaurus A.  View News Article (2014-07-23)


Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy at 1 million kilometers per hour
New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way. View News Article (2014-07-08)


Nearby satellite galaxies don't fit standard model
Satellite dwarf galaxies at the edges of the Milky Way and neighboring Andromeda defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to pigeon-hole them into the model are flawed, an international team of scientists reports. View News Article (2014-06-11)


Map of universe questioned; dwarf galaxies don't fit standard model
Dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to wedge them into the model are flawed, reports an international team of astrophysicists.  View News Article (2014-06-11)


Failed dwarf galaxy survives galactic collision thanks to full dark-matter jacket
Like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter, according to a new analysis of data from the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). View News Article (2014-05-27)


A star cluster in the wake of Carina
NGC 3590 is a small open cluster of stars around 7500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Carina (The Keel). It is a gathering of dozens of stars loosely bound together by gravity and is roughly 35 million years old. View News Article (2014-05-21)


Nearest bright 'hypervelocity star' found
A University of Utah-led team discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far.  View News Article (2014-05-07)


Nearby galaxy is a 'fossil' from the early universe
New work from a team of scientists including Carnegie's Josh Simon analyzed the chemical elements in the faintest known galaxy, called Segue 1, and determined that it is effectively a fossil galaxy left over from the early universe.  View News Article (2014-05-02)


Entire Star Cluster Thrown Out of its Galaxy
The galaxy known as M87 has a fastball that would be the envy of any baseball pitcher. It has thrown an entire star cluster toward us at more than two million miles per hour.  View News Article (2014-05-01)


'Upside-down planet' reveals new method for studying binary star systems
What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer. View News Article (2014-04-22)

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