galactic evolution

Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

Computer simulations show the role primordial black holes may have played in the early universe, but the process isn't clear…

2 months ago

Supermassive Black Holes Shut Down Star Formation

Supermassive black holes play a central role to weaken star production in their galaxies.

6 months ago

The Milky Way’s Most Recent Meal was a Galaxy it Gobbled up 8-10 Billion Years ago

The Milky Way had a sausage galaxy breakfast about 8 billion years ago

9 months ago

The Milky Way Hasn’t Been Evenly Mixed

Gas from the intergalactic medium constantly rains down on galaxies, fueling continued star formation. New research has shown that this…

1 year ago

Supermassive Black Hole Winds Were Already Blowing Less Than a Billion Years After the Big Bang

New evidence shows that black holes and galaxies have a significant effect on each other in young galaxies.

1 year ago

Nearby Ancient Dwarf Galaxies Have a Surprising Amount of Dark Matter

According to new research led from MIT, ancient dwarf galaxies may have had more dark matter than previously thought.

2 years ago

Some of the Milky Way’s oldest stars aren’t where they’re expected to be

Some of the oldest stars in our galaxy have orbits similar to the Sun, and we don't know why

2 years ago

The family tree of the Milky Way. The mergers that gave us the galaxy we see today

Galaxies build themselves up slowly over time by cannibalizing their neighbors. Using an advanced suite of computer simulations, researchers have…

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

What Shuts Down a Galaxy’s Star Formation?

A new study finds that while black holes drive the formation of galaxies, they are also what kills them in…

2 years ago