Cigar Galaxy

Messier 82 – the Cigar Galaxy

Located in the vicinity Ursa Major constellation, roughly 12 million light years from Earth, is the starburst galaxy known as…

3 years ago

Feel The Beat: Black Hole’s Pulse Reveals Its Mysterious Size

There's a bit of a mystery buried in the heart of the Cigar Galaxy, known more formally as M82 or…

7 years ago

Cloudy Weather Led To ‘Fluke’ M82 Supernova Discovery

In a rare example of cloudy weather helping astronomy rather than hurting it, the team that found M82's new supernova…

8 years ago

Bright New Supernova Blows Up in Nearby M82, the Cigar Galaxy

Wow! Now here's a supernova bright enough for even small telescope observers to see. And it's in a bright galaxy…

8 years ago