dwarf galaxies

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…

4 days ago

A Nearby Dwarf Galaxy has a Surprisingly Massive Black Hole in its Heart

New research from UT Austin shows that dwarf galaxies - like our neighbor, Leo I - also have massive black…

8 months ago

It Took 50 Nights of Observations to Capture New Data on the Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds are two of our closest neighbours, in galactic terms. The pair of irregular dwarf galaxies were drawn…

2 years ago

7% of the Stars in the Milky Way’s Center Came From a Single Globular Cluster That Got Too Close and Was Broken Up

The heart of the Milky Way can be a mysterious place. A gigantic black hole resides there, and it's surrounded…

2 years ago

This Dwarf Galaxy is all by Itself

In these days of social distancing, it appears this beautiful little galaxy is leading by example, sitting all by itself…

2 years ago

Gravitational Waves Might be the Key to Finding Dark Matter

Exotic dark matter theories. Gravitational waves. Observatories in space. Giant black holes. Colliding galaxies. Lasers. If you're a fan of…

4 years ago

Carnival of Space #575

Welcome to the 575th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 498: Dwarf Galaxy Update

The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we're going to…

4 years ago

Dwarf Dark Matter Galaxy Hides In Einstein Ring

The discovery of a Dwarf Dark Galaxy addresses the Missing Satellite Problem, and tells us we're on the right track…

6 years ago

The Milky Way Galaxy’s Dark Halo Of Star Formation

A new study shows that Dark Matter is triggering star formation in dwarf galaxies near the Milky Way.

6 years ago