News tagged with astronomy and astrophysics

Exotic galaxy reveals tantalizing tale

( -- A galaxy with a combination of characteristics never seen before is giving astronomers a tantalizing peek at processes they believe played key roles in the growth of galaxies and clusters of galaxies early ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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New candidate for most distant object in universe

( -- A gamma-ray burst detected by NASA's Swift satellite in April 2009 has been newly unveiled as a candidate for the most distant object in the universe. At an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, ...

dateMay 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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