It's a big, big universe out there and the Hubble Space Telescope bores a hole over halfway out into it with this image, showing a gathering of galaxies near and far. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
NGC 1316 has a lot of skeletons in its closet -- literally.
The Milky Way and Andromeda are galactic King and Queen of the galactic Local Group -- but what does the structure of surrounding galaxies in our intergalactic realm tell us about galaxy evolution?
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.'
After carrying out a vast survey using data from multiple observatories, astronomers think they've found the 'missing link' for the earliest compact galaxies. Continue reading →
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