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A Hungry Quasar Caught in the Act
The VLT Secures Spectacular Image of Distant Gravitational Interaction A new image of a distant quasar (the luminous core of an "active" galaxy) shows that it is engaged in a gravitational battle with its neighbouring galaxies. It also provides information on how supermassive black holes present in the center of quasars are fed. Using the FORS2 multi-mode instrument at the ESO 8.2-m VLT KUEYEN... View News Article (2001-05-31)

Ultrafast star escapes black hole
Galactic nuclei are the cores of galaxies, groups of thousands to millions of stars that are held together by gravity. As stars in the nucleus are so close together, interactions readily occur. View News Article (2006-10-05)

Quasars help trace ancestors of giant elliptical galaxies
By using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) as a `time machine`, astronomers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford in the UK and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore in the USA have been able to trace back the history of massive elliptical galaxies. They have found that galaxies of this kind, which still exist today, were already luminous families of stars about 10... View News Article (2002-04-04)

Public maps out an A to Z of galaxies
Volunteers participating in the Galaxy Zoo project have been helping scientists gain new insights by classifying galaxies seen in hundreds of thousands of telescope images as spiral or elliptical.  View News Article (2012-09-11)

Planets smashed into dust near supermassive black holes
Fat doughnut-shaped dust shrouds that obscure about half of supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed crashes between planets and asteroids, according to a new theory from an international team of astronomers. View News Article (2011-10-31)

The universe just became a little simpler
Using images from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have concluded that two of the most common types of galaxies in the universe are in reality different versions of the same thing.   In spite of their similar-sounding names, astronomers had long considered "dwarf elliptical" and "giant elliptical" galaxies to be distinct objects. The new findings, which... View News Article (2003-06-18)

Monster galaxy pileup sighted
Four galaxies are slamming into each other and kicking up billions of stars in one of the largest cosmic smash-ups ever observed. View News Article (2007-08-07)

Astronomers Release the Largest Ever Three-Dimensional Map of the Sky
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) has released the largest three-dimensional map of massive galaxies and distant black holes ever created. The new map pinpoints the locations and distances of over a million galaxies. It covers a total volume equivalent to that of a cube four billion light-years on a side.  View News Article (2012-08-09)

MOND used to predict key property in Andromeda's satellites
Using modified laws of gravity, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Weizmann Institute of Science closely predicted a key property measured in faint dwarf galaxies that are satellites of the nearby giant spiral galaxy Andromeda.  View News Article (2013-02-15)

ESA's XMM-Newton gains deep insights into the distant Universe
Using XMM-Newton, astronomers have obtained the world's deepest 'wide screen' X-ray image of the cosmos to date. Their observations show newly discovered clusters of galaxies and provide insights into the structure of the distant Universe" Unlike grains of sand on a beach, matter is not uniformly spread throughout the Universe. Instead, it is concentrated into galaxies like our own which... View News Article (2003-07-14)

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