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Back when the universe was half its present age, supermassive black holes were feeding from a steady and plentiful diet of neighboring galaxies, the first measurement of a distant supermassive black hole’s spin shows.
If the Universe made a slasher flick, it would star the innocent bystander spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 and violent baddie galaxy cluster Abell 3627. Continue reading →
Supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear 'red and dead.'
For the first time, a thin filament of intergalactic gas from the "cosmic web" has been directly seen using one of the largest telescopes on Earth. Continue reading →
Astronomers have spotted a distant galaxy that existed in the very early Universe -- but far from it being a strange-looking galaxy, it actually looks strangely familiar. Continue reading →
Europe's powerful new galactic surveying mission, Gaia, has given itself a gentle thruster burn, placing it in a bizarre region of gravitational stability known as Lagrangian Point "L2." Continue reading →
Explore some of our favorite spiral galaxies as imaged by the veteran Hubble Space Telescope.
What makes a spiral galaxy, well, spiral? And how long does it take them to get in a spin? Continue reading →
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