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CWRU research team finds radial acceleration relation in all common types of galaxies
The distribution of normal matter precisely determines gravitational acceleration in all common types of galaxies, a team led by Case Western Reserve University researchers reports. (2017-02-16)
Simulations show how growing black holes regulate galaxy formation
Results explain supermassive black holes and star distribution in nearby galaxies (2005-02-11)
How often do giant black holes become hyperactive?
A new study from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory tells scientists how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years. (2010-12-20)
NASA'S Hubble provides first census of galaxies near cosmic dawn
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a previously unseen population of seven primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was less than 4 percent of its present age. (2012-12-12)
Universal, primordial magnetic fields discovered in deep space by UCLA, Caltech physicists
Scientists from Caltech and UCLA have discovered evidence of (2010-09-21)
Hubble gazes into a black hole of puzzling lightness
The beautiful spiral galaxy visible in the center of the image is known as RX J1140.1+0307, a galaxy in the Virgo constellation imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and it presents an interesting puzzle. (2017-01-13)
Quasars: Cosmic powerhouses dwelling in humble homes
Quasars, the most brilliant of cosmic fireworks, appear to shine forth from humdrum galaxies in the early universe, not the giant or disrupted ones astronomers expected. (2004-05-25)
Most quasars live on snacks, not large meals
Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them grow, a new study shows. (2012-06-19)
Discovery of giant X-ray disk sheds light on elliptical galaxies
Ohio University astronomers have discovered the largest disk of hot, X-ray emitting gas ever observed in the universe: At 90,000 light years in diameter, it's about 100,000 times the size of any comparable object. (2002-12-18)
A 3-D view of remote galaxies
Astronomers have obtained exceptional 3-D views of distant galaxies, seen when the universe was half its current age, by combining the twin strengths of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's acute eye, and the capacity of ESO's Very Large Telescope to probe the motions of gas in tiny objects. (2009-03-10)
Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding
For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy's spin affects its shape -- something scientists have tried to do for 90 years -- using a sample of 845 galaxies. (2017-09-11)
Galaxy murder mystery
Across the universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? (2017-01-16)
Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for clues
The most-studied galaxy in the universe -- the Milky Way -- might not be as 'typical' as previously thought, according to a new study. (1969-12-31)
Black holes and measuring gravitational waves
The supermassive black holes found at the center of every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, may, on average, be smaller than we thought, according to work led by University of Southampton astronomer Dr. (2016-06-16)
The older we get, the less we know (cosmologically)
The universe is a marvelously complex place, filled with galaxies and larger-scale structures that have evolved over its 13.7-billion-year history. (2012-05-22)
Exceptionally deep view of strange galaxy
A spectacular new image of an unusual spiral galaxy in the Coma Galaxy Cluster has been created from data taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. (2009-02-05)
Old galaxies in the young universe
Using the multi-mode FORS2 instrument on the Very Large Telescope at Paranal, a team of Italian astronomers have identified four remote galaxies, several times more massive than the Milky Way galaxy. (2004-07-07)
'Dark core' may not be so dark after all
Astronomers were puzzled earlier this year when NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted an overabundance of dark matter in the heart of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. (2012-11-29)
Black holes form first, galaxies follow
A study at Ohio State University has uncovered more evidence that black holes form before the galaxies that contain them. (2003-01-08)
Newly discovered galaxy cluster in early stage of formation is farthest ever identified
UC Irvine scientists have discovered a cluster of galaxies in a very early stage of formation that is 11.4 billion light years from Earth -- the farthest of its kind ever to be detected. (2008-03-31)
Leaky galaxies lead researchers to better understand the universe
Focusing on large, star-forming galaxies, researchers were able to measure radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved as the first stars were formed. (2014-10-10)
Merging galaxies create a binary quasar
Astronomers have found the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies. (2010-02-03)
The GTC obtains the deepest image of a galaxy from Earth
A study led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias set out to test the limit of observation which can be reached using the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world: the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS . (2016-06-09)
Ambitious Hubble survey obtaining new dark matter census
This image of galaxy cluster MACS J1206.2-0847 (or MACS 1206 for short) is part of a broad survey with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (2011-10-13)
NASA's Hubble confirms that galaxies are the ultimate recyclers
New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. (2011-11-17)
These aren't the voids you're looking for
Australian astronomers have shown galaxies in the vast empty regions of the Universe are actually aligned into delicate strings in research published today in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2014-03-09)
Gravitational lens creates cartoon of space invader
The gravitational field surrounding this massive cluster of galaxies, Abell 68, acts as a natural lens in space to brighten and magnify the light coming from very distant background galaxies. (2013-03-05)
Surprise: Small elliptical galaxy actually a giant disk
Astronomers have believed since the 1960s that a galaxy dubbed UGC 1382 was a relatively boring, small elliptical galaxy. (2016-07-11)
Galaxies on FIRE: Star feedback results in less massive galaxies
For decades, astrophysicists have encountered a contradiction: although many galactic-wind models -- simulations of how matter is distributed in our universe -- predict that most matter exists in stars at the center of galaxies, in actuality these stars account for less than 10 percent of the matter in the universe. (2014-01-22)
Scientists get best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universe
The international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of the world's most powerful telescopes to carry out one of the largest studies yet of molecular gas -- the raw material which fuels star formation throughout the universe -- in three of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found, detected as they appeared when the universe was only four billion years old. (2017-07-20)
Shedding light on Galaxies' rotation secrets
Spiral galaxies are found to be strongly rotating, with an angular momentum higher by a factor of about 5 than ellipticals. (2017-07-13)
Feeding galaxy caught in distant searchlight by international research team
An international group of astronomers that includes UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist Crystal Martin and former UCSB postdoctoral researcher Nicolas Bouché has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas. (2013-07-04)
Astronomers detect black hole in tiny 'dwarf' galaxy
Astronomers have found evidence of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a dwarf elliptical galaxy about 54 million light years away from the Milky Way galaxy where Earth resides. (2007-01-07)
Herschel Space Observatory study reveals galaxy-packed filament
A McGill-led research team using the Herschel Space Observatory has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars. (2012-05-17)
Green pea galaxy provides insights to early universe evolution
Astronomers gain a new understanding of the re-ionization of the universe by studying a nearby dwarf 'green pea' galaxy. (2016-01-13)
Dwarf galaxies give universe a breath of fresh oxygen
Astronomers have discovered that a nearby dwarf galaxy is spewing oxygen and other (2002-07-23)
Rutgers astronomer creates computer models that help explain how galaxies formed and evolved
Modern telescopes peer to the farthest reaches of space, revealing how galaxies looked as they took shape billions of years ago. (2013-01-24)
'Hyper-starburst' galaxy churns out stars, clues to universe's evolution
A recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction, revealed by a group of astronomers led by University of Florida graduate student Jingzhe Ma using NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. (2016-12-08)
Astronomers map the hidden Universe
Astronomers from Cardiff University, UK are completing the first survey ever for cosmic hydrogen, the primeval gas which emerged from the Big Bang to form all the stars and galaxies we can see today. (2003-05-12)
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