The mother of all cosmic collisions has been spotted between two galaxies containing a total of 400 billion stars, igniting the birth of 2,000 new stars per year! Continue reading →
Astronomers working on a multi-year program with the Hubble Space Telescope have announced the discovery of the most distant supernova ever observed, a stellar explosion that occurred over 10 billion years ago. ->
Stars discovered in the Milky Way's halo could be what remains of smaller galaxies that were eaten to form the our galaxy. ->
What do you get when you combine a galaxy, its central supermassive black hole and some cool astronomical techniques? ->
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope peer back in time to study 69 galaxies when they were just babies.
The US is a nation of immigrants, by and large, and now it seems as if the Milky Way galaxy has its share of immigrants, too, in the form of globular star clusters. A new paper from Australian scientists at Swinburne University of Technology demonstrates that a significant chunk of our galaxy'...
Every once in a while, an astronomy paper comes out that makes me go, "Whoa. Whoa! Wait... really?" This is one of those papers.
A trio of relatively young astronomers won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Physics today, not for solving a problem, but for making an observation: our universe is expanding faster now than it did in the past.
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