You know how hard it is to get your mind around the size of even a single galaxy in the universe? Now try to imagine a wall of galaxies cemented together by dark matter.
A highly sensitive radio telescope has seen something peculiar in the depths of our cosmos: A group of supermassive black holes are mysteriously aligned, as if captured in a synchronized dance.
Astronomers have found a monster black hole, some 17 billion times more massive than the sun, in a modestly sized galaxy, raising suspicions that supermassive black holes may be much more common than originally thought.
Astronomers have observed a supermassive black hole in a distant quasar and made a stunning discovery -- it's spinning one-third the speed of light.
Last week, a group of astronomers announced that they had for the first time discovered the source galaxy for a mysterious type of event known as a fast radio burst (FRB). But only a few days later, another group of scientists produced informal research that suggested otherwise.
Our Milky Way may be beautiful, but it sure can ruin our view of the cosmos.
In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.
The space telescope has captured a stunning view of a galaxy that just won't conform to a regular shape.
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