News tagged with early universe

The origins of a torus in a galactic nucleus

( -- Quasars are among the most energetic objects in the universe, with some of them as luminous as ten thousand Milky Way galaxies. Quasars are thought to have massive black holes at their cores, and astronomers ...

dateMar 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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Galaxy cluster hidden in plain view

( -- A team of astronomers has discovered the most distant cluster of red galaxies ever observed using FourStar, a new and powerful near-infrared camera on the 6.5m Magellan Baade Telescope. The galaxy cluster ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Astronomy
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Classic portrait of a barred spiral galaxy

( -- The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similar barred ...

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Astronomy
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Planck instrument loses its cool

( -- After an impressive two and a half years of operation, Planck's High Frequency Instrument has finally exhausted its onboard coolant gases and reached the end of its very successful mission. Meanwhile the ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Space Exploration
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