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Dark Matter Mystery Deepens
Like all galaxies, our Milky Way is home to a strange substance called dark matter. Dark matter is invisible, betraying its presence only through its gravitational pull. View News Article (2011-10-18)

Crash Test-Iconic Rings and Flares of Galaxies Created by Violent, Intergalactic Collisions, Research by Pitt and Partners Finds
The bright pinwheels and broad star sweeps iconic of disk galaxies such as the Milky Way might all be the shrapnel from massive, violent collisions with other galaxies and galaxy-size chunks of dark matter, according to a multi-institutional project involving the University of Pittsburgh. View News Article (2008-11-24)

Scientists study the 'galaxy zoo' using Google Maps and thousands of volunteers
The reddest galaxies with the largest central bulb show the largest bars -gigantic central columns of stars and dark matter-, according to a scientific study that used Google Maps to observe the sky.  View News Article (2011-11-04)

Hubble Pinpoints Furthest Protocluster of Galaxies Ever Seen
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of development, making it the most distant such grouping ever observed in the early Universe. View News Article (2012-01-11)

Spitzer nets thousands of galaxies in a giant cluster
In just a short amount of time, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has bagged more than a thousand previously unknown dwarf galaxies in a giant cluster of galaxies. View News Article (2007-05-29)

Flies in a spider's web: Galaxy caught in the making
In nature spiders earn our respect by constructing fascinating, well-organised webs in all shapes and sizes. But the beauty masks a cruel, fatal trap. Analogously, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found a large galaxy 10.6 billion light-years away from Earth (at a redshift of 2.2) that is stuffing itself with smaller galaxies caught like flies in a web of gravity. View News Article (2006-10-12)

Surprise: Dwarf galaxy harbors supermassive black hole
The surprising discovery of a supermassive black hole in a small nearby galaxy has given astronomers a tantalizing look at how black holes and galaxies may have grown in the early history of the Universe. View News Article (2011-01-10)

New stars from old gas surprise astronomers
Evidence of star birth within a cloud of primordial gas has given astronomers a glimpse of a previously unknown mode of galaxy formation. The cloud, known as the Leo Ring, appears to lack the dark matter and heavy elements normally found in galaxies today. View News Article (2009-02-19)

Australian researchers pioneer a 'Google street view' of galaxies
A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos - incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies. View News Article (2014-07-23)

Puzzle of how spiral galaxies set their arms comes into focus
As the shapes of galaxies go, the spiral disk - with its characteristic pinwheel profile - is by far the most pedestrian. View News Article (2013-04-03)

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