News tagged with andromeda galaxy

Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy

Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Astronomy
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Where is Earth located in the galaxy?

You've probably heard the saying "everything's relative". When you consider our place in the Universe, everything really is relative. I'm recording this halfway up Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Ocean, off the West Coast ...

dateFeb 18, 2014 in Astronomy
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Hubble views the star that changed the universe

( -- Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy. And, at least one famous astronomer of the time ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Astronomy
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Andromeda in a new light

Two ESA observatories have combined forces to show the Andromeda Galaxy in a new light. Herschel sees rings of star formation in this, the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at infrared wavelengths, and ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Astronomy
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Four unusual views of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is revealed in unprecedented detail in four archive observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. They show stars and structure in the galaxy’s disc, the halo of stars that surrounds it, ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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Surprising trend in galaxy evolution (w/ Video)

(—A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years, or more ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Astronomy
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Origins of the Milky Way

( -- According to current astronomical models, the Milky Way and other large galaxies formed over billions of years in a process that involved interactions between smaller galaxies, and in particular the gradual ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Astronomy
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