galaxies

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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

4 months ago

Hubble Sees Two Spiral Galaxies Together

Two peculiar spiral galaxies are in the latest image release from the Hubble Space Telescope. The two galaxies, collectively known…

4 months ago

Gaze Into the Heart of a Grand Spiral Galaxy

Here’s Hubble doing what Hubble does best. Some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most famous and stunning images are of…

4 months ago

The Building Blocks for Supermassive Black Holes are Found in Dwarf Galaxies

We all know that a humongous black hole exists at the center of our galaxy. It's called Sagittarius A* (Sgr…

4 months ago

Is This the Future of the Milky Way?

The central region of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 474. It's set against a backdrop of more distant galaxies. Will…

4 months ago

A Giant Galaxy has been Unwinding its Neighbor for 400 Million Years

The interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512 and NGC 1510 take center stage in this image from the Dark Energy Camera,…

5 months ago

A New Record for the Most Distant Galaxy, Seen Just 300 Million Years After the Big Bang

An international team of astronomers have discovered HD1, which could be the most distant galaxy ever observed!

6 months ago