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 →
Astronomers are studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal to learn how galaxies grow.
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 →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Around 7,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), lies a loosely-bound collection of stars that are as beautiful as they are useful. Continue reading →
Astronomers have long been in the dark about what is happening just beyond the center of the Milky Way -- but with the help Cepheid variable stars, we're beginning to realize that our galaxy's outer disk is mysteriously flared.
When two galaxies collide, the mingling interstellar gases are violently turbulent. Turbulence should switch off any star formation, but galactic mergers are known to be fertile grounds for stellar birthing -- what's going on? Continue reading →
After 3 months of number-crunching, 8,000 computer processors working in parallel have recreated the evolution of our Universe in unprecedented detail. Continue reading →
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