The research has thrown a wrench into what we know about how galaxies form
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A research team has discovered new evidence of stars forming in the Milky Way
With all that gas in the galactic nucleus, shouldn’t stars be made faster?
Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by the European Space Agency, have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft’s near-infrared instrument
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have revealed details about a giant black hole, located some 145 million light years away
Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the Sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy
Data from NASA’s Swift spacecraft, amongst other telescopes, suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts
The finding was made after recent analysis of data for millions of stars from the Gaia space mission
Across the universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them?
Astronomers have found that the earliest galaxies have been turning an unusual colour
An unexpected contribution to the universe’s relic radiation has been detected for the very first time
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured two festive-looking nebulae brightening up our galaxy
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes reveal that a recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction
The spacecraft has revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 better than ever before
The galactic objects are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way
The finding has shed new light on the origins of globular clusters
Astronomers may have solved the mystery of the peculiar volatile behaviour of a supermassive black hole
Astronomers have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy
The discovery of two massive holes in a stream of stars could help answer questions about the nature of the elusive material