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Recycling galaxies caught in the act

( -- When astronomers add up all the gas and dust contained in ordinary galaxies like our own Milky Way, they stumble on a puzzle: There is not nearly enough matter for stars to be born at the rates that are observed. ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Astronomy
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Hubble sees a spiral within a spiral

( -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the spiral galaxy known as ESO 498-G5. One interesting feature of this galaxy is that its spiral arms wind all the way into the center, so that ESO 498-G5's ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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"Red nugget" galaxies were hiding in plain sight

In 2005 the Hubble Space Telescope spotted unusually small galaxies densely packed with red stars in the distant, young universe. They were nicknamed "red nuggets," not only because they are small and red but also their existence ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Astronomy
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Galaxy's Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash may have preferred this galaxy's burning ring of fire to the one he sang about falling into in his popular song. The "starburst ring" seen at center in red and yellow hues is not the product of love, as in the ...

dateMay 18, 2013 in Astronomy
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ASU astronomers discover faintest distant galaxy

Astronomers at Arizona State University have found an exceptionally distant galaxy, ranked among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space. Light from the recently detected galaxy left the object about 800 ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Astronomy
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