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Dec 19, 2014 12:56 PM ET // Jason Major
This image, a composite of x-ray, infrared, and optical data, shows the most massive galaxy cluster ever discovered at its distance: a staggering 9.6 billion light-years away, altogether containing the equivalent mass of 400 trillion suns. Continue reading →
Oct 15, 2014 05:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a bully running around the playground stealing smaller kids' lunch money, our Milky Way galaxy has been ransacking nearby dwarf galaxies, stealing their precious star-forming gases. Continue reading →
Sep 10, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Sep 3, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Using a new mapping technique that takes into account the motions -- and not just the distances -- of nearby galaxies, astronomers discovered that the Milky Way is located in the suburb of a massive, previously unknown super-cluster they named Laniakea.
Aug 25, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has zoomed in on a galactic pair that are gravitationally disturbing one another's stellar populations. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 04:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
One of the most enduring mysteries behind the dynamics of supermassive black holes, and their impacts on galactic evolution, has been uncovered by an international team of astrophysicists. Continue reading →
Jul 2, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
Astronomers are studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal to learn how galaxies grow.
Jun 3, 2014 01:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The complex violence of a galactic cluster four-way has been recorded 5 billion light-years distant and astronomers don't yet fully understand what they are witnessing. Continue reading →
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