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Why do we see some galaxies edge-on and others face-on?
We find out why galaxies are orientated this way
Why is the space between galaxies black?
With their billions of stars, why don’t these giant structures light up the entirety of space?
Heroes of Space: Edwin Hubble
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
What would Hubble see from a distant galaxy?
We find out what the space telescope can see from a far away galaxy
Is there a common type of galaxy in the universe?
What could it be? Spiral? Elliptical? Lenticular? Or is there an outsider galaxy that is more common?
How do intergalactic and extragalactic space differ from each other?
We define the meaning between these two descriptions of space
What makes hypervelocity stars move so fast?
We take a look at what causes these stars to speed across the universe
What came first, dark matter or the Big Bang?
Not much is known about dark matter, but scientists have long-thought that it was the remnant of the birth of the universe
How many types of black hole are there?
These high-gravity objects come in more flavours than you might expect
Heroes of Space: Vera Rubin
Rubin became the first person to provide evidence for the existence of dark matter
Is dark matter hiding a mirror world?
We find out if this material is harbouring a reflection of the cosmos
What happens to planets when galaxies collide?
A full on smashup or a near miss? We find out what happens to planets when their galaxies collide
What happens when two galaxies collide?
Do things crash together or is it more serene?
New test to clarify existence of dark matter
Researchers have used sophisticated computer simulations that could answer a burning question in astrophysics
Cosmic ‘red nuggets’ reveal squelched stars and galaxy formation secrets
The new study was conducted using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory
New model explains how we see a black hole devour a star
Researchers have come up with a theory explaining why we see different radiation from the same star-destroying event
Hubble compiles a complete ultraviolet catalogue of galaxies
50 galaxies within our cosmic backyard have been studied extensively in visible and ultraviolet images
Apart from Andromeda, are any other galaxies moving towards us?
Is our Milky Way destined to collide with any other galaxies?
What shape is space?
There’s plenty of it, so what shape do we think the universe is?