galaxies

Galaxies Grew Quickly and Early On in the Universe

The behaviour of galaxies in the early Universe attracts a lot of attention from researchers. In fact, everything about the…

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A Galaxy has been Found That’s as Bright as a Quasar… But it’s Not a Quasar

Astronomers have found a new type of galaxy that is very old, very distant and very bright in ultraviolet light.…

1 month ago

Gaia has Already Given Us 5 New Insights Into the Milky Way

The European Space Agency launched the Gaia mission in 2013. The mission's overall goal was to discover the history of…

1 month ago

Small Amounts of Dark Matter are Creating Much Stronger Gravitational Distortions than Anyone Expected to See

Dark matter is much more clumpy than we thought, which means some dark matter might be very cold.

2 months ago

NGC 2275: An Absolute Unit of Galactic Flocculence

The Hubble Space Telescope has the knack for finding every size and shape of galaxy imaginable – from small, medium…

4 months ago

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 2608, Surrounded by Many Many Other Galaxies

Meet NGC 2608, a barred spiral galaxy about 93 million light years away, in the constellation Cancer. Also called Arp…

5 months ago

Hubble Photo of Globular Cluster NGC 6441, One of the Most Massive in the Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope has delivered another outstanding image. This one is of NGC 6441, a massive globular cluster in…

5 months ago

Hubble Looked as Far Back in Time as it Could, and Still Couldn’t See the First Generation of Stars in the Universe

Astronomers don’t know exactly when the first stars formed in the Universe because they haven’t been observed yet. And now,…

5 months ago

Study of 200,000 Galaxies Reveals the Entire Universe Might Have Been Spinning in One Direction Early On

A new study finds evidence that the universe as a whole is rotating, and that could have big implications for…

5 months ago

Barred Spiral NGC 3895 Captured by Hubble

NGC 3895 is a barred spiral galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. It's about 145 million light years away from…

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