News tagged with galaxy cluster

Building galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Galaxies frequently collide with one another. Our own Milky Way galaxy, for example, and its nearest giant neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are heading towards each other at a rate of about ...

Jul 11, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 10 | with audio podcast

A galaxy cluster gets sloshed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like wine in a glass, vast clouds of hot gas are sloshing back and forth in Abell 2052, a galaxy cluster located about 480 million light years from Earth. X-ray data (blue) from NASA's Chandra ...

Dec 14, 2011 4.5 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

The hunt for dark matter

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a basement laboratory at MIT, assistant professor of physics Jocelyn Monroe is making some final adjustments to her team's newest particle detector. In just a few months, the detector will ...

Sep 17, 2009 3.9 / 5 (9) 10