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Dramatically backlit dust in giant galaxy
A new Hubble image highlights striking swirling dust lanes and glittering globular clusters in oddball galaxy NGC 7049. (2009-04-07)
New evidence for dark matter makes it even more exotic
Looking at massive galaxy clusters, EPFL astronomers have observed that their brightest galaxies within them 'wobble' -- an unexpected phenomenon in current models. (2017-10-25)
Hubble weighs in on mass of 3 million billion suns
In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three million billion suns. (2018-01-16)
New 'alien' invaders found in the Milky Way: Queen's University astronomer
As many as one quarter of the star clusters in our Milky Way -- many more than previously thought -- are (2010-02-26)
Planck spots hot gas bridging galaxy cluster pair
European Space Agency's Planck space telescope has made the first conclusive detection of a bridge of hot gas connecting a pair of galaxy clusters across 10 million light-years of intergalactic space. (2012-11-20)
Colliding galaxies make love, not war
A new Hubble image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. (2006-10-17)
Hubble showcases a remarkable galactic hybrid
UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral. (2017-03-03)
Chandra catches 'piranha' black holes
Supermassive black holes have been discovered to grow more rapidly in young galaxy clusters, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2007-07-24)
Galaxy cluster surveys may help explain 'dark energy' in the universe
The universe appears to be permeated with an invisible force - dark energy - that is pushing it apart faster and faster. (2002-04-20)
X-ray satellites discover the biggest collisions in the universe
The orbiting X-ray telescopes XXM-Newton and Chandra have caught a pair of galaxy clusters merging into a giant cluster. (2007-07-18)
Astronomers discover a new class of objects in two nearby galaxies
Astronomers searching for globular star clusters in a nearby galaxy have discovered an entirely new class of objects, unlike anything previously described. (2002-03-28)
"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)
Record-breaking galaxy cluster discovered
Michael McDonald, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT, and Bradford Benson, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, discuss today's announcement at a NASA press conference of the discovery of the Phoenix Cluster -- a galaxy cluster for the record books. (2012-08-15)
Baffling boxy bulge
Just as many people are surprised to find themselves packing on unexplained weight around the middle, astronomers find the evolution of bulges in the centers of spiral galaxies puzzling. (2009-11-18)
Astronomers find runaway galaxies
We know of about two dozen runaway stars, and have even found one runaway star cluster escaping its galaxy forever. (2015-04-23)
Ghosts of the future
Astronomers using the South Pole Telescope report that they have discovered the most massive galaxy cluster yet seen at a distance of seven billion light-years. (2010-10-13)
Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies are bright star clusters
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a new statistical study of the so-called 'ultra-compact dwarf galaxies' (UCDs), which are still mysterious objects. (2011-12-19)
Globular clusters tell tale of star formation in nearby galaxy metropolis
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has identified thousands of more than 5 billion year-old globular clusters in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. (2008-08-05)
Messier 61 looks straight into Hubble's camera
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 61, also known as NGC 4303. (2013-06-21)
Theft of a million stars
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reveal the troubled past of the stellar cluster Messier 12. (2006-02-14)
Huge Galaxy May Steal Star Clusters From Other Galaxies
Johns Hopkins astronomers have found evidence that a huge galaxy 50 million light years from Earth is powerful enough to strip whole clusters of stars from neighboring galaxies. (1998-01-07)
Stripped down: Hubble highlights 2 galaxies that are losing it
A newly released set of images, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope before the recent Servicing Mission, highlight the ongoing drama in two galaxies in the Virgo Cluster affected by a process known as (2009-09-30)
Soft shells and strange star clusters
The beautiful, petal-like shells of galaxy PGC 6240 are captured here in intricate detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, set against a sky full of distant background galaxies. (2013-10-10)
University of Florida astronomer reports rare case of gravitational lensing
You could say that the odds of seeing it were astronomical. (2012-06-26)
Astronomers find hundreds of young, distant galaxy clusters
Astronomers have found the largest number of the most distant, youngest galaxy clusters yet, a feat that will help them observe the developing universe when it was less than half its current age and still in its formative stages. (2006-06-05)
Hubble cooperates on galaxy cluster and cosmic background
The events surrounding the Big Bang were so cataclysmic that they left an indelible imprint on the fabric of the cosmos. (2017-03-01)
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. (2003-07-14)
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. (2014-04-30)
In galaxy clustering, mass may not be the only thing that matters
An international team of researchers has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. (2016-01-25)
Super-star clusters may be born small and grow by coalescing
A trio of massive, young star clusters found embedded in a star cloud may shed light on the formation of super-star clusters and globular clusters. (2005-01-11)
XMM-Newton reveals the origin of elements in galaxy clusters
Deep observations of two X-ray bright clusters of galaxies with ESA's XMM-Newton satellite allowed a group of international astronomers to measure their chemical composition with an unprecedented accuracy. (2006-05-10)
Astronomers find the most distant star clusters hidden behind a nearby cluster
Astronomers have discovered the most distant population of star clusters ever seen, hidden behind one of the nearest such clusters to Earth. (2007-01-10)
NASA's Swift satellite images a galaxy ablaze with starbirth
Combining 39 individual frames taken over 11 hours of exposure time, NASA astronomers have created this ultraviolet mosaic of the nearby (2008-02-26)
Astronomers use Hubble telescope to further Hubble's research
Seventy-five years after Edwin Hubble demonstrated that the universe extended beyond the Milky Way, three University of Washington astronomers using the telescope that bears his name have made some surprising discoveries about one object of his research. (2000-01-11)
Hubble's view of Cigar Galaxy on sixteenth mission anniversary
To celebrate the NASA-ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies are releasing the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of Messier 82 (M82), a galaxy remarkable for its webs of shredded clouds and flame-like plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out from its central regions. (2006-04-25)
Galactic 'rain' could be key to star formation
Some of the galaxies in our universe are veritable star nurseries. (2015-03-04)
UCLA astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust
A team led by UCLA astronomers has used new data to show that stars are responsible for producing dust on galactic scales. (2016-11-30)
Chandra finds most distant X-ray cluster
The most distant X-ray cluster of galaxies yet has been found by astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2001-02-19)
A lot of galaxies need guarding in this NASA Hubble view
A stunning example is galaxy cluster called Abell 370 that contains an astounding assortment of several hundred galaxies tied together by the mutual pull of gravity. (2017-05-04)
Happy sweet sixteen, Hubble Space Telescope
To celebrate the NASA-ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies are releasing this mosaic image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). (2006-04-24)
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