star formation

Galaxies Regulate their Own Growth so they Don’t Run Out of Star Forming Gas

Look at most spiral or barred spiral galaxies and you will see multiple regions where stars are forming. These star…

1 week ago

Merging Galaxies Make for Explosive Star Formation

The Gemini Observatory has unveiled a striking new image that shows star formation within the irregular galaxy NGC 4449. This…

3 weeks ago

Growing Black Holes Have Much in Common With Baby Stars

First looks would tell most observers that supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and very young stars have nothing in common. But…

4 weeks ago

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:…

1 month ago

Black Holes Can Halt Star Formation in Massive Galaxies

It’s difficult to actually visualise a universe that is changing. Things tend to happen at snails pace albeit with the…

3 months ago

Scientists Track How a Giant Wave Moved Through Our Galactic Backyard

Astronomers say there's a wave rippling through our galactic neighborhood that's playing a part in the birth and death of…

5 months ago

Even if We Can’t See the First Stars, We Could Detect Their Impact on the First Galaxies

For a long time, our understanding of the Universe's first galaxies leaned heavily on theory. The light from that age…

5 months ago

A Black Hole Has Cleared Out Its Neighbourhood

We can't see them directly, but we know they're there. Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) likely dwell at the center of…

6 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…

6 months ago

Young Stars in the Outskirts of Galaxies Finally Have an Explanation

Star formation is well understood when it happens in the populous centers of galaxies. From our vantage point on Earth,…

7 months ago