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Study explains why galaxies don't churn out as many stars as they should
A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomers have observed that galaxies should be churning out millions more stars, based on the ...
An old-looking galaxy in a young universe
A team of astronomers, led by Darach Watson, from the University of Copenhagen used the Very Large Telescope's X-shooter instrument along with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe ...
Distant quasar spectrum reveals no sign of changes in mass ratio of proton and electron over 12 billion years
Why do starburst galaxies 'burst'? ALMA sees super stellar nurseries at heart of sculptor galaxy
Starburst galaxies transmute gas into new stars at a dizzying pace - up to 1,000 times faster than typical spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. To help understand why some galaxies "burst" while others do ...
Astronomers find new details in first known spiral galaxy
Case Western Reserve University astronomers peered deep into space to discover new features of a galaxy that's been sketched and photographed for 170 years.
Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe
Two teams of astronomers led by researchers at the University of Cambridge have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the Universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how quasars - ...
Will the real monster black hole please stand up?
(Phys.org)—A new high-energy X-ray image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has pinpointed the true monster of a galactic mashup. The image shows two colliding galaxies, collectively ...
Hubble discovers that Milky Way core drives wind at 2 million miles per hour
(Phys.org)—At a time when our earliest human ancestors had recently mastered walking upright, the heart of our Milky Way galaxy underwent a titanic eruption, driving gases and other material outward at ...