galaxies

The Milky Way’s Last Merger Event Was More Recent Than Thought

The Milky Way is only as massive as it is because of collisions and mergers with other galaxies. This is…

5 days ago

Evidence of Dark Matter Interacting With Itself in El Gordo Merger

The Standard Model of particle physics does a good job of explaining the interactions between matter's basic building blocks. But…

2 weeks ago

Webb Finds the Farthest Galaxy Ever Seen (So Far)

There are some things that never cease to amaze me and the discovery of distant objects is one of them.…

2 weeks ago

Galaxies in the Early Universe Preferred their Food Cold

One of the main objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the early Universe by using…

3 weeks ago

The Venerable Hubble Space Telescope Keeps Delivering

The world was much different in 1990 when NASA astronauts removed the Hubble Space Telescope from Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo…

4 weeks ago

Not All Black Holes are Ravenous Gluttons

Some Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) consume vast quantities of gas and dust, triggering brilliant light shows that can outshine an…

4 weeks ago

Galaxies Evolved Surprisingly Quickly in the Early Universe

Anyone familiar with astronomy will know that galaxies come in a fairly limited range of shapes, typically; spiral, elliptical, barred-spiral…

2 months ago

Black Holes Can Halt Star Formation in Massive Galaxies

It’s difficult to actually visualise a universe that is changing. Things tend to happen at snails pace albeit with the…

2 months ago

The Milky Way’s Smallest, Faintest Satellite Galaxy Found

The Milky Way has many satellite galaxies, most notably the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They're both visible to the…

3 months ago

Webb Watches the Most Distant Galactic Merger Ever Seen

Astronomers know that galaxies form through mergers. They've been happening since the earliest epochs of cosmic time. Using the Webb…

3 months ago