Galaxies


Giant Galaxies Born in Cosmic Ocean of Cold Gas

Giant Galaxies Born in Cosmic Ocean of Cold Gas

Using radio telescopes in Australia and the US, an international team of scientists has discovered that the biggest galaxies in...

3 days ago, 9:43pm CST

Colliding Galaxies Create a Stunning Eye-Shaped Feature

Colliding Galaxies Create a Stunning Eye-Shaped Feature

When two spiral galaxies smashed into each other, they caused the 'tsuanami' of stars to swirl and formed a dazzling...

Nov 6 2016, 4:27am CST

Universe Contains 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought

Universe Contains 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought

The known universe has many more galaxies than was supposed to be the case by previous astronomers....

Oct 14 2016, 6:39am CDT

Hubble Spots an Isolated Galaxy Pair Entering a Region Packed with Galaxies

Hubble Spots an Isolated Galaxy Pair Entering a Region Packed with Galaxies

Two tiny dwarf galaxies have wandered from a vast cosmic wilderness into a nearby galaxy "big city"...

Aug 13 2016, 3:16am CDT

Top Science Stories This Week: Hundreds of New Galaxies and More than 100 Exoplanets Discovered

Top Science Stories This Week: Hundreds of New Galaxies and More than 100 Exoplanets Discovered

Hundreds of New Galaxies Detected in the First Image from Super TelescopeSouth Africa’s super telescope MeerKAT has recently st...

Jul 24 2016, 8:29am CDT

Hubble Telescope Explores Some of the Distant Galaxies in the Universe

Hubble Telescope Explores Some of the Distant Galaxies in the Universe

Hubble has been studying distant and faint galaxies which have never been observed by any telescope before....

Jul 21 2016, 2:04pm CDT

World's Super Radio Telescope Finds 1300 New Galaxies

World's Super Radio Telescope Finds 1300 New Galaxies

A super radio telescope has spotted more than a thousand new galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known...

Jul 18 2016, 3:05am CDT

MeerKAT Super Telescope Captures its First Image, Reveals Hundreds of Distant Galaxies

MeerKAT Super Telescope Snaps its First Image, Reveals Hundreds of Distant Galaxies

First image from South Africa's super telescope has been released. The images reveals more than 1300 galaxies in a small p...

Jul 17 2016, 12:42pm CDT

Map of 1.2 million Galaxies to Reveal Universe's Expansion

Map of 1.2 million Galaxies to Reveal Universe's Expansion

The largest-ever, three-dimensional map of 1.2 million distant galaxies has revealed one of the most precise measurements yet...

Jul 15 2016, 2:18am CDT

Wasteful Galaxies Eject Heavy Elements into Surrounding Halos and Deep Space

Wasteful Galaxies Eject Heavy Elements into Surrounding Halos and Deep Space

Galaxies launch heavy elements into deep space and run out of raw materials needed to build stars and planets....

Jun 6 2016, 10:19am CDT

Galaxies Launch Heavy Elements into Deep Space

Galaxies Launch Heavy Elements into Deep Space

Galaxies "waste" large quantities of heavy elements generated by star formation by ejecting them up to a million light years aw...

Jun 6 2016, 7:33am CDT

Why some galaxies have become barren

Why some galaxies have become barren

New York, May 26 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that hot interstellar winds powered by supermassive black holes in certain g...

May 26 2016, 6:17am CDT

Scientists Explain How Supermassive Black Holes Keep Galaxies Turned Off

Scientists Explain How Supermassive Black Holes Keep Galaxies Turned Off

Giant black holes are turning a huge number of lively galaxies into cosmic graveyards....

May 26 2016, 1:01am CDT

Outrageously Luminous Galaxies ever Discovered

Most Luminous Galaxies Ever Seen Discovered

Astronomers have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe, objects so bright that descriptors such as ultr...

Mar 23 2016, 2:44am CDT

Astronomers Discover Hundreds of ‘Hidden Galaxies’ Behind Milky Way

Astronomers Discover Hundreds of ‘Hidden Galaxies’ Behind Milky Way

The galaxies located in the Zone of Avoidance shed new light into the mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attract...

Feb 9 2016, 8:59pm CST

Spitzer and Hubble Find Five Twins of Superstar Eta Carinae in Other Galaxies

Spitzer and Hubble Find Five Twins of Superstar Eta Carinae in Other Galaxies

NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble telescopes have found signs of five super stars in other galaxies far away from our own....

Jan 7 2016, 5:53am CST

Hubble Captures Stunning Merging of Two Galaxies

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Merging of Two Galaxies

Two separate galaxies have been gradually drawn together by gravity and will collide eventually to form a new galaxy....

Jan 5 2016, 10:38pm CST

Clumpy galaxies

Low Spin, Not High Gas Content, Makes Dynamo Galaxies Clumpy In Nature

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, location of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)...

Dec 15 2015, 7:51am CST

Monstrous 'Baby' Galaxies Found Wrapped in Dark Matter

Astronomers Spot Monstrous Baby Galaxies Wrapped in Dark Matter

Using ALMA, astronomers have spotted a clusture of massive, young galaxies....

Dec 4 2015, 10:40pm CST

ALMA Spots Creation of Galaxies

ALMA Spots Creation of Galaxies

ALMA has spotted relics in outer space of the oldest galaxies in the early universe. It has changed the current view we hold ab...

Jul 23 2015, 8:14am CDT

854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies Discovered In The Coma Cluster

854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies Discovered In The Coma Cluster

Astrophysicists have found some very dark galaxies in the renowned Coma Hub in the depths of outer space....

Jun 24 2015, 7:34am CDT

Astronomers Still Puzzle Over 'Low Surface Brightness' Galaxies

Astronomers Still Puzzle Over 'Low Surface Brightness' Galaxies

Our own Milky Way and Andromeda, its nearest spiral neighbor, are stunningly beautiful examples of High Surface Brightness (HSB...

Dec 22 2013, 9:51pm CST

LucasArts & SOE Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game

LucasArts & SOE Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment announced a new Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game to celebrate the 5th anniversary o...

Jul 3 2008, 7:04am CDT