dwarf galaxies

Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy – A Beast With Four Tails?

[/caption] Galactic interactions can have big effects on the shapes of the disks of galaxies. So what happens when a…

9 years ago

Quadruply Lensed Dwarf Galaxy 12.8 Billion Light Years Away

[/caption] Gravitational lensing is a powerful tool for astronomers that allows them to explore distant galaxies in far more detail…

9 years ago

Deep Blue Astrophotography – Imaging Galactic Shells

[/caption] As a professional astronomy journalist, I read a lot of science papers. It hasn't been all that long ago…

9 years ago

Andromeda Dwarf Galaxies Help Unravel The Mysteries Of Dark Matter

[/caption] Yep. It's that time of year again. Time to enjoy the Andromeda Galaxy at almost every observing opportunity. But…

9 years ago

Digging Deeper For Dark Matter

[/caption] Dark matter... If it can't be seen, then how do we know it's there? If it wasn't for the…

9 years ago

Holmberg II – Forever Blowing Bubbles

[/caption] "I'm forever blowing bubbles... Pretty bubbles in the air..." Its name is Holmberg II, and it's a dwarf galaxy…

9 years ago

Even Small Galaxies Can Have Big Black Holes

[/caption] The Hubble Space Telescope has done it again. By utilizing a slitless grism, the Wide Field Camera 3 has…

9 years ago

Hubble Hunts Down Star Formation in Canes Venatici

[/caption] Lots of activity taking place inside NGC 4214, and Hubble has peered inside this dwarf galaxy to see stars…

9 years ago

Profile of a Lonely Galaxy

[/caption] The vast majority of galaxies exist in clusters. These clusters are joined on larger scales by filaments and sheets…

9 years ago

Second-Generation Star Supports Cannibal Theory of Milky Way

[/caption] A newly discovered red giant star is a relic from the early universe -- a star that may have…

11 years ago