News tagged with background galaxy

Hubble zooms in on a magnified galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope got a uniquely close-up look at the brightest "magnified" galaxy yet discovered.

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 11

Astronomers reveal a cosmic 'axis of evil'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers are puzzled by the announcement that the masses of the largest objects in the Universe appear to depend on which method is used to weigh them. The new work was presented at a specialist discussion ...

dateJun 30, 2011 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 23

Backgrounds

You’ve probably heard of the cosmic microwave background, but it doesn’t stop there. The as-yet-undetectable cosmic neutrino background is out there waiting to give us a view into the first seconds after the Big ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 3

The most massive distant object known

(PhysOrg.com) -- Galaxies often occur in groups. Our own Milky Way galaxy, for example, and its local neighborhood with about fifty galaxies are at the edge of the Virgo Cluster, a collection of somewhere between 1200 and ...

dateApr 11, 2011 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 61