Leaky, star-forming galaxies lead researchers to better understand the universe
By focusing on large, star-forming galaxies in the universe, researchers at Johns Hopkins University were able to measure its radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved as ...
Dark matter half what we thought, say scientists
A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought.
Hubble finds jets and explosions in NGC 7793
(Phys.org) —This new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 7793, a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Sculptor some 13 million light-years away from Earth. NGC 7793 is one of the brightest ...
A galaxy of deception: Hubble snaps what looks like a young galaxy in the local universe
Astronomers usually have to peer very far into the distance to see back in time, and view the Universe as it was when it was young. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy DDO 68, otherwise ...
Review: Samsung Alpha big on design, short on tech
Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more ...
Samsung, BlackBerry speed arrivals of new smartphones
South Korea's Samsung on Wednesday moved up the release date for it hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 big-screen smartphone, hitting the key Chinese market ahead of arch-rival Apple.
Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple
Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new ...
Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch
It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.
Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbors
Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists.
Smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole found
A University of Utah astronomer and his colleagues discovered that an ultracompact dwarf galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole – the smallest galaxy known to contain such a massive light-sucking object. ...
Pulse of a dead star powers intense gamma rays
(Phys.org) —Our Milky Way galaxy is littered with the still-sizzling remains of exploded stars.
Violent origins of disc galaxies probed by ALMA
For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter ...
Hubble paints a spattering of blue in irregular galaxy IC 559
(Phys.org) —Far beyond the stars in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) is irregular galaxy IC 559.
Gaia discovers its first supernova
(Phys.org) —While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.