spiral galaxy

How Do Galaxies Die?

Everything eventually dies, even galaxies. So how does that happen? Time to come to grips with our galactic mortality. Not…

8 years ago

What Part of the Milky Way Can We See?

When you look up and see the Milky Way, you're gazing into the heart of our home galaxy. What, exactly,…

8 years ago

Teamwork! Two Telescopes Combine Forces To Spot Distant Galaxy Clusters

Doing something extraordinary often requires teamwork for humans, and the same can be said for telescopes. Witness the success of…

9 years ago

Mapping Molecular Clouds Changes Astronomers Outlook On Starbirth

It didn’t happen overnight. By studying the properties of giant molecular clouds in the Whirlpool Galaxy for several years with…

9 years ago

What is the Milky Way?

When you look up at the night sky, assuming conditions are just right, you might just catch a glimpse of…

9 years ago

Wrapping Around The Mystery Of Spiral Galaxy Arms

How disk galaxies form their spiral arms have been puzzling astrophysicists for almost as long as they have been observing…

10 years ago

Hubble Uncovers Hidden Mysteries in Messier 77

Discovered on October 29, 1780 by Pierre Mechain, this active Seyfert galaxy is magnificent to behold in amateur equipment and…

10 years ago

Oldest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe Discovered

Caption: An artist’s rendering of galaxy BX442 and its companion dwarf galaxy (upper left). Credit: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy &…

10 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast – April 16-22, 2012

[/caption] Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! It's International Dark Skies Week and a great time to enjoy astronomy! We'll start off with…

11 years ago

The Genesis of Galaxy Eris…

[/caption] In as much time as it takes to give birth to human life, a supercomputer and a team of…

11 years ago