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Perfect Example of a Barred Spiral Galaxy, Seen Face On. This is What Our Milky Way Might Look Like

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. This is a…

5 months ago

Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer

What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark…

6 months ago

Massive Photons Could Explain Dark Matter, But Don’t

I’ll be the first to admit that we don’t understand dark matter. We do know for sure that something funny…

8 months ago

Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of…

1 year ago

The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago

Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data…

1 year ago

Hubble Finds a Galaxy with Almost no Dark Matter

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other ground-based observatories, a team of astronomers have found a galaxy that…

2 years ago

Supermassive Black Holes or Their Galaxies? Which Came First?

It’s a mystery that’s puzzled astronomers for years. Which came first, supermassive black holes or the galaxies that surround them?

2 years ago

This is the One of the Largest Structures We Know of in the Universe

Using data from the Sloan Digitial Sky Survey, an Indian team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest cosmic…

2 years ago

At the Largest Scales, Our Milky Way Galaxy is in the Middle of Nowhere

A presentation at the June 6th AAS meeting confirms that our galaxy is inside an enormous cosmic void, the largest…

2 years ago

Enjoy The Biggest Infrared Image Ever Taken Of The Small Magellanic Cloud Without All That Pesky Dust In The Way

A new image of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals its population of stars in stunningly rich detail.

3 years ago