GALEX

Behold: The Largest Known Spiral Galaxy

Astronomers have long known that a spectacular barred spiral galaxy named NGC 6872 is a behemoth, but by compiling data…

9 years ago

Eye-Like Helix Nebula Turns Blue in New Image

A combined image of the Helix Nebula from the Spitzer Space Telescope,the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) and the Wide-field Infrared…

9 years ago

Black Holes are More Like Venus Fly Traps than Vacuum Cleaners

[/caption] I’m going to try and say this before the Bad Astronomer does: Holy Haleakala! A team of astronomers using…

10 years ago

Supernova Explosions, Black Hole Jets Might Cause Galaxies to ‘Age’ Faster

[/caption] Supernova explosions and the jets of a monstrous black hole are scattering one galaxy's star-making gas, driving a dramatic…

10 years ago

GALEX Mission Comes to an End

[/caption] A mission which helped map the ultraviolet sky and worked to confirm the nature of dark energy is coming…

10 years ago

GALEX Confirms Nature of Dark Energy

[/caption] From a JPL press release: A five-year survey of 200,000 galaxies, stretching back seven billion years in cosmic time,…

11 years ago

Giant Ultraviolet Rings Found Around Ancient Galaxies

[/caption] Title this 'Zombie Galaxies' or 'Night of the Living Galaxies.' Astronomers have found mysterious, giant loops of ultraviolet light…

11 years ago