galaxies

Here’s a Sneak Preview of What It’ll Look Like When the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Collide

When big spiral galaxies collide, they don't end up as one really big spiral. Instead, they create a humongous elliptical…

3 days ago

Dwarf Galaxies Found Without Influence From Dark Matter

Ask astronomers about dark matter and one of the things they talk about is that this invisible, mysterious "stuff" permeates…

1 week ago

JWST Turns Its Gaze on the Cartwheel Galaxy

The Cartwheel Galaxy, also known as ESO 350-40, is one disturbed-looking piece of cosmic real estate. To look at it…

2 weeks ago

JWST Sees the Most Distant Galaxy Ever, Just 300 Million Years After the Big Bang

By now, almost everyone has seen the first-release images from JWST and marveled at these amazing views of the infrared…

3 weeks ago

The Earliest Galaxies Rotated Slowly, Revving up Over Billions of Years

A team of astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to find a slowly-rotating galaxy in the early universe. That galaxy…

1 month ago

Dusty Dark Galaxies in the Early Universe Revealed in Various Wavelengths

Well, this is the week for distant galaxies, isn't it? Not only has JWST revealed some of the most distant…

1 month ago

Plenty of Examples That Giant Galaxies Like the Milky Way Formed Through Mergers

The Universe's giant galaxies pose a thorny problem for astronomers. The galaxies have grown large somehow, and the only things…

2 months ago

This Tiny Dot is one of the Biggest, Most Active Galaxy Superclusters Ever Seen. It Was Already a Monster Shortly After the Big Bang

A newly discovered supercluster of galaxies is so distant that astronomers say its light has been traveling for over twelve…

2 months ago

Andromeda Tore Apart and Consumed a Neighbor Galaxy

Things may seem quiet and peaceful in the Andromeda Galaxy when you gaze at it in the sky. However, if…

2 months ago

Hubble Finds a Bunch of Galaxies That Webb Should Check out

The Universe is full of massive galaxies like ours, but astronomers don't fully understand how they grew and evolved. They…

2 months ago