News tagged with galaxy evolution

Spitzer finds galaxy with split personality

( -- While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both. The galaxy, which is a round ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Astronomy
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The JCMT celebrates 25 years on top of the world

The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, is celebrating its 25th birthday this week. It first turned its dish to the heavens this week in 1987, and now, a quarter of a century later, the JCMT continues ...

dateApr 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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Galaxies in the young cosmos

( -- The universe was born about 13.7 billion years ago in the big bang. The Sun and its system of planets formed about five billion years ago. What happened, then, during that long, intervening stretch of nearly ...

dateMay 21, 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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Cosmic 'leaf blower' robs galaxy of star-making fuel

( -- Supernova explosions and the jets of a monstrous black hole are scattering a galaxy's star-making gas like a cosmic leaf blower, a new study finds. The findings, which relied on ultraviolet observations from ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Astronomy
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Galaxies Demand a Stellar Recount

( -- For decades, astronomers have gone about their business of studying the cosmos with the assumption that stars of certain sizes form in certain quantities. Like grocery stores selling melons alone, and blueberries ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Astronomy
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ALMA early science result reveals starving galaxies

( -- Astronomers using the partially completed ALMA observatory have found compelling evidence for how star-forming galaxies evolve into 'red and dead' elliptical galaxies, catching a large group of galaxies right ...

dateJan 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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