News tagged with galactic core

Hubble mosaic of the Galactic center

( -- This NASA Hubble Space Telescope infrared mosaic image represents the sharpest survey of the Galactic Center to date. It reveals a new population of massive stars and new details in complex structures in ...

dateOct 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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CSI: Milky Way

These days the core of the Milky Way galaxy is a pretty tame place... cosmically speaking. The galactic black hole at the center is a sleeping giant. Existing stars are peacefully circling. Although conditions are favorable, ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Astronomy
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Chandra Shows Shocking Impact of Galaxy Jet

( -- A survey by the Chandra X-ray observatory has revealed in detail, for the first time, the effects of a shock wave blasted through a galaxy by powerful jets of plasma emanating from a supermassive black hole ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Astronomy
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DRAGNs in the sky

A radio galaxy is a galaxy that emits large amounts of radio waves. They were first discovered in the 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1960s when a technique known as aperture synthesis was developed that we could resolve the ...

dateSep 09, 2014 in Astronomy
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