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Gas promises bumper black hole 'weigh-in'
A new way of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes could revolutionize our understanding of how they form and help to shape galaxies. (2013-01-31)
Supermassive black hole wind can stop new stars from forming
Scientists uncover new class of galaxies with supermassive black hole winds energetic enough to suppress future star formation. (2016-05-26)
Mining data archives yields haul of 'red nuggets'
The world of astronomy has changed. An astronomer used to have to travel to a remote location and endure long, cold nights, patiently guiding a telescope to collect precious photons of light. (2014-06-11)
Mistaken Identity: A Family Of Galaxies Masquered As Stars In Our Own Back Yard
Galaxies so compact that astronomers mistook them for single stars in our own Milky Way have been found nearby, astronomers say. (1998-05-20)
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. (2014-07-23)
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. (2011-11-03)
"Nearby" Galaxy Clusters May Still Be Birthing New Stars
Astronomers have found newer, bluer galaxies than expected in nearby galaxy clusters, suggesting broods of young stars in these galaxies. (1998-06-09)
Herschel finds less dark matter but more stars
ESA's Herschel space observatory has discovered a population of dust-enshrouded galaxies that do not need as much dark matter as previously thought to collect gas and burst into star formation. (2011-02-16)
Galactic 'rain' could be key to star formation
Some of the galaxies in our universe are veritable star nurseries. (2015-03-04)
Queen's University physicist unlocking the mysteries of neighboring galaxies
An international team of astronomers, including Queen's University physicist Larry Widrow, have uncovered evidence of a nearby cosmic encounter. (2009-09-04)
Has ESA's XMM-Newton cast doubt over dark energy?
ESA's X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has returned tantalising new data about the nature of the Universe. (2003-12-15)
Herschel and Keck take census of the invisible Universe
By combining the observing powers of ESA's Herschel space observatory and the ground-based Keck telescopes, astronomers have characterized hundreds of previously unseen starburst galaxies, revealing extraordinary high star-formation rates across the history of the Universe. (2012-12-04)
A family portrait of galaxies
Two very different galaxies feature in this family portrait taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, together forming a peculiar galaxy pair called Arp 116. (2012-09-06)
Flies in a spider's web: Galaxy caught in the making
New Hubble images have provided a dramatic glimpse of a large massive galaxy under assembly as smaller galaxies merge. (2006-10-12)
Cosmologists 'see' the cosmic dawn
Scientists have used a computer simulation to predict what the very early universe would have appeared like 500 million years after the (2009-02-10)
VLA, ALMA team up to give first look at birthplaces of most current stars
VLA and ALMA show distant galaxies seen as they were when most of today's stars were being born, answering longstanding questions about mechanisms of star formation billions of years ago. (2016-12-20)
Astronomers discover most dark matter-dominated galaxy in universe
A team led by a Yale University astronomer has discovered the least luminous, most dark matter-filled galaxy known to exist. (2008-09-18)
Iowa State astronomer: 'Beware of the wildlife, even in apparently quiet galaxies'
Iowa State's Curtis Struck wrote a News & Views commentary -- (2011-09-15)
Spitzer Space Telescope finds bright infrared galaxies
A Cornell -led team operating the Infrared Spectrograph, the largest of the three main instruments on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, has discovered a mysterious population of distant and enormously powerful galaxies radiating in the infrared spectrum with many hundreds of times more power than our Milky Way galaxy. (2005-03-01)
Bully galaxy rules the neighborhood
In general, galaxies can be thought of as (2010-03-04)
Bright dusty galaxies are hiding secret companions
A new University of Sussex study has cleared the air on what lies behind hot dust visible in the distant universe. (2016-05-06)
Universe's ultraviolet background could provide clues about missing galaxies
Astronomers have developed a way to detect the ultraviolet background of the universe, which could help explain why there are so few small galaxies in the cosmos. (2017-03-21)
New insights on how spiral galaxies get their arms
Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the universe. (2013-04-02)
Astronomers trace the evolution of the first galaxies in the universe
A systematic search for the first bright galaxies to form in the early universe has revealed a dramatic jump in the number of such galaxies around 13 billion years ago. (2006-09-13)
Hubble catches a transformation in the Virgo constellation
The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1,300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. (2016-12-09)
NASA'S Chandra finds black holes stirring up galaxies
Black holes are creating havoc in unsuspected places, according to a new study of images of elliptical galaxies made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2006-01-10)
Hubble scores a perfect 10
The Hubble Space Telescope is back in business with a snapshot of the fascinating galaxy pair Arp 147. (2008-10-30)
Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved
Researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. It has been a mystery, how galaxies so faint -- containing up to 1,000 times fewer stars than the Milky Way could still be just as large. (2016-11-28)
We've got the beat: Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse
Astronomers at Yale and Harvard have found a galaxy with a heartbeat -- and they've taken its pulse. (2015-11-16)
ALMA spots monstrous baby galaxies cradled in dark matter
Astronomers discovered a nest of monstrous baby galaxies 11.5 billion light-years away using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). (2015-12-04)
Livermore scientists link black hole radiation
Using images from the Keck Observatory and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicists, in conjunction with scientists from Columbia and Cambridge universities, have discovered how the release of energy from massive black holes are shaping two distant galaxies. (2003-05-21)
Hubble finds hundreds of young galaxies in the early universe
Astronomers analyzing two of the deepest views of the cosmos made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a gold mine of galaxies, more than 500 that existed less than a billion years after the Big Bang. (2006-09-21)
Discovery triples number of stars in universe
Astronomers have discovered that small, dim stars known as red dwarfs are much more prolific than previously thought -- so much so that the total number of stars in the universe is likely three times bigger than realized. (2010-12-01)
Milky Way ransacks nearby dwarf galaxies
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas, and that our Milky Way Galaxy is to blame. (2014-10-15)
Astronomers spy on galaxies in the raw
A CSIRO radio telescope has detected the raw material for making the first stars in galaxies that formed when the Universe was just three billion years old -- less than a quarter of its current age. (2013-06-25)
Hubble finds hundreds of young galaxies in the early universe
Astronomers analysing two of the deepest views of the cosmos made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a gold mine of galaxies, more than 500, that existed less than a thousand million years after the Big Bang. (2006-09-22)
Galactic crashes fuel quasars, study finds
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. (2015-06-18)
A new spin on star-forming galaxies
Australian researchers have discovered why some galaxies are 'clumpy' rather than spiral in shape -- and it appears low spin is to blame. (2015-12-15)
Surprise: Dwarf galaxy harbors supermassive black hole
The discovery of a relatively nearby dwarf galaxy with a supermassive black hole shows astronomers what young galaxies in the very early Universe probably were like. (2011-01-09)
A&A special issue: The VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz large project
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a series of articles on the results of the VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz Large Project. (2017-06-13)
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