News tagged with distant galaxy

Hubble confirms: galaxies are ultimate recyclers

( -- New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. This process ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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Fermi and Swift see 'shockingly bright' burst

A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has wowed astronomers around the world. The eruption, which is classified as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, and designated GRB 130427A, produced the highest-energy ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Astronomy
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Universe's most distant galaxy discovered

Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin may be former football rivals, but the Lone Star State's two research giants have teamed up to detect the most distant spectroscopically confirmed galaxy ever found—one ...

dateOct 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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