Andromeda

Why Can’t We See the Big Bang?

Since telescopes let us look back in time, shouldn't we be able to see all the way back to the…

7 years ago

Where is Earth Located?

You've probably heard the saying “everything’s relative”. When you consider our place in the Universe, everything really is relative. I’m…

8 years ago

Little Big Universe: Tilt-Shifted Astro Images Make Space Look Tiny

Aww, how cute! What an adorable little... nebula? Although here it may look like it could fit in your hand,…

8 years ago

How Big Are Galaxies?

I'm going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind... actually, no I won't -- they're really, really,…

9 years ago

Lighting Up Andromeda’s Coldest Rings

Cold rings of dust are illuminated in this image taken by Herschel's Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) instrument. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/B.…

9 years ago

X-rays Reveal a Stellar-Mass Black Hole in Andromeda

[/caption] An ultraluminous x-ray source (ULX) previously spotted in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy by NASA's Chandra observatory has now been revealed…

10 years ago

Stolen: Magellanic Clouds – Return to Andromeda

The Magellanic Clouds are an oddity. Their relative velocity is suspiciously close to the escape velocity of the Milky Way…

11 years ago

Andromeda’s Unstable Black Hole

[/caption] The Andromeda galaxy, the closest spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way, has a supermassive blackhole at the center…

12 years ago

Death in the Sky: M31 Shreds its Satellites

[/caption] An international team of astronomers has identified two new tidal streams in M31, the Andromeda galaxy. They are more-or-less…

12 years ago

Best Ever View of Andromeda in Ultraviolet

[/caption] Normally, the Swift satellite is searching for distant cosmic explosions. But recently it took some time to take a…

12 years ago