galaxy evolution

Almost a Third of Early Galaxies Were Already Spirals

In the years before the JWST's launch, astronomers' efforts to understand the early Universe were stymied by a stubborn obstacle:…

4 weeks ago

Astronomers Propose a 14-Meter Infrared Space Telescope

The Universe wants us to understand its origins. Every second of every day, it sends us a multitude of signals,…

2 months ago

Three of the Oldest Stars in the Universe Found Circling the Milky Way

Mention the Milky Way and most people will visualise a great big spiral galaxy billions of years old. It’s thought…

2 months ago

JWST Sees a Milky Way-Like Galaxy Coming Together in the Early Universe

The gigantic galaxies we see in the Universe today, including our own Milky Way galaxy, started out far smaller. Mergers…

5 months ago

Feast Your Eyes on 19 Face-On Spiral Galaxies Seen by Webb

If you're fascinated by Nature, these images of spiral galaxies won't help you escape your fascination. These images show incredible…

5 months ago

There Aren’t Many Galaxies Like The Milky Way Nearby. Now We Know Why

The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, maybe even a grand design spiral galaxy. We can't be sure from…

8 months ago

JWST Sees Merging Galaxies Releasing the Light of a Trillion Suns

If we want to know what it'll look like in about 4.5 billion years when our galaxy merges with Andromeda,…

1 year ago

Astronomers Uncover Mass Migration of Stars into Andromeda

Astronomers know that galaxies grow over time through mergers with other galaxies. We can see it happening in our galaxy.…

1 year ago

According to Simulations, the Milky Way is One in a Million

Humanity is in a back-and-forth relationship with nature. First, we thought we were at the center of everything, with the…

1 year ago

The Donut That Used To Be a Star

The death of a star is one of the most dramatic natural events in the Universe. Some stars die in…

1 year ago