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May 15, 2015 09:28 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Astronomers get a first look at the conditions that may have led to the creation of most star clusters.
May 14, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a quartet of quasars embedded in a single cloud of cold gas, a discovery that challenges currently held theories about how these rare objects form.
May 14, 2015 09:47 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
May 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Astronomers may have solved the decades-long cosmic murder mystery of what kills most galaxies in the universe: They are strangled to death, so they can no longer create new stars.
May 8, 2015 09:25 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Andromeda galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way, is sporting a massive halo of hot gas spanning a million light-years into intergalactic space.
May 6, 2015 09:10 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
A galaxy far, far away — farther, in fact, than any other known galaxy — has been measured by astronomers.
Apr 29, 2015 02:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have zoomed into an X-ray emission region immediately surrounding our galaxy's supermassive black hole and stumbled on a mysterious place where stars go to die.
Apr 27, 2015 08:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you ever wanted to take your starship on an intergalactic joyride, astrophysicists have got your back -- they've just created the most detailed cosmic 3-D map to date, spanning an mind-boggling distance of 2 billion light-years.
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