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Hubble spies a spiral snowflake
Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. (2016-05-13)
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)
Hubble Friday
This beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). (2017-07-28)
Hubble sees spiral in Andromeda
The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. (2017-02-10)
Colliding galaxies provide clues to star formation in early universe
By comparing computer simulations of a galaxy collision with actual observations, astronomers at the University of Illinois have found discrete star-formation episodes that may help explain the prodigious star-formation rates that occurred in the early universe. (2001-04-30)
Hubble photographs grand spiral galaxy Messier 81
The sharpest image ever taken of the large (2007-05-29)
Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision
The Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. (2014-02-23)
Hubble sees starbursts in Virgo
Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished. (2017-04-14)
Astrophysicists discover massive forming galaxies
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicist, in collaboration with international researchers, has found evidence for the synchronous formation of massive, luminous elliptical galaxies in young galaxy clusters. (2003-09-17)
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)
Black holes: Scientists 'excited' by observations suggesting formation scenarios
Physicists have described how observations of gravitational waves limit the possible explanations for the formation of black holes outside of our galaxy; either they are spinning more slowly than black holes in our own galaxy or they spin rapidly but are 'tumbled around' with spins randomly oriented to their orbit. (2017-08-23)
Rapid star formation spotted in 'stellar nurseries' of infant galaxies
The universe's infant galaxies enjoyed rapid growth spurts forming stars like our sun at a rate of up to 50 stars a year, according to scientists at Durham University. (2009-11-10)
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)
Hubble showcases a remarkable galactic hybrid
UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral. (2017-03-03)
Stellar fireworks through Hubble's eyes
Nearly 12.5 million light-years away, in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449, stellar fireworks on display have been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. (2007-07-03)
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)
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)
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)
Detection of hot halo gets theory out of hot water
Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected an extensive halo of hot gas around a quiescent spiral galaxy. (2006-02-03)
Scientists discover 'catastrophic event' behind the halt of star birth in early galaxy formation
Scientists have found evidence of a catastrophic event they believe was responsible for halting the birth of stars in a galaxy in the early universe. (2010-03-09)
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)
Young, thin and hyperactive: That's what outlier galaxies look like
A new theory offers an explanation of outliers galaxies in the Galaxy Main Sequence related to an in situ (internal) process of galaxy evolution. (2016-12-13)
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)
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)
Colliding Galaxies Trigger Stellar Births, Astronomers Say
By comparing high-resolution, multi-wavelength observations with advanced computer simulations, astronomers at the University of Illinois are obtaining a clearer understanding of how stars form when galaxies collide. (1998-02-06)
Hubble's glittering frisbee galaxy
Hubble caught a cross-section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth. (2017-03-20)
Astronomers discover clue to origin of Milky Way gas clouds
A study of hydrogen gas clouds in two different regions of the Milky Way shows that they are much more abundant above areas of intense star formation, indicating they are blown away from the galaxy's plane by stellar winds and supernova explosions. (2010-05-26)
Astronomers identify thick disc of older stars in nearby Andromeda galaxy
An international team of astronomers has identified for the first time a thick stellar disc in the nearby Andromeda galaxy, a major result from a five-year investigation. (2011-02-15)
Images reveal spectacular X-ray tails
Michigan State University astronomer Megan Donahue uses words such as (2010-01-22)
'Astro-archaeological' discovery from the dawn of time
Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy. (2015-01-27)
Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way
Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published today in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices. (2016-06-06)
Star birth with a chance of winds?
The lesser-known constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), is home to a variety of deep-sky objects -- including this beautiful galaxy, known as NGC 4861. (2017-01-27)
NGC 4696: A cosmic question mark
Curling around itself like a question mark, the unusual looking galaxy NGC 4696 itself begs many questions. (2010-08-12)
CWRU astronomers win time on Hubble to study galaxy formation
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Youngstown State University will use the Hubble Space Telescope to take a close look at the outskirts of the spiral galaxy M101 and test current understanding of galaxy formation. (2014-08-27)
The limits to galactic growth
In the system NGC 253, astronomers observe outflows of matter curtailing the birth of stars. (2013-07-25)
Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). (2017-05-12)
Chandra images torrent of star formation
A new Chandra X-ray Observatory image of Messier 82, or M82, shows the result of star formation on overdrive. (2011-01-13)
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)
Hubble shows 'baby' galaxy is not so young after all
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found out the true nature of a dwarf galaxy that astronomers had for a long time identified as one of the youngest galaxies in the Universe. (2007-10-16)
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)
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