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Jan 27, 2016 01:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Galaxies are known to contain stars, planets gas and dust, but one particular nearby dwarf galaxy is notable for lacking the latter -- it's astonishingly dust-free.
Jan 26, 2016 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has captured a stunning view of a galaxy that just won't conform to a regular shape.
Jan 16, 2016 02:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This massive black hole candidate may be of the 'intermediate-mass' variety, possibly tying up a perplexing astrophysical puzzle.
Jan 11, 2016 11:55 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey and a new technique to determine the ages of stars.
Jan 8, 2016 02:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a rather odd discrepancy in the heart of a distant galaxy -- it contains two supermassive black holes, but one of those black holes is 'naked', with few stars surrounding it.
Jan 5, 2016 08:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A supermassive black hole at the center of a neighbor galaxy apparently 'burped' after swallowing up nearby matter, a phenomenon that may have been instrumental in shaping the early universe
Jan 5, 2016 03:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A NASA observatory has zoomed-in on the Milky Way's galactic big 'sister' and spied 40 X-ray binaries, objects that are believed to be a key factor in the heating of interstellar gases and therefore major drivers of galaxy evolution.
Dec 22, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galactic cluster far, far away, a galaxy has grown an unprecedented tail of super-heated gases, providing astronomers with a unique glimpse of an extreme intragalactic environment.
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