News tagged with mergers

Merging galaxies create a binary quasar (w/ Video)

Astronomers have found the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies. Quasars are the extremely bright centers of galaxies surrounding super-massive black holes, and binary quasars ...

dateFeb 03, 2010 in Astronomy
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Galaxy Cores to Crash in a Few Million Years

( -- A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a rare view of an imminent collision between the cores of two merging galaxies, each powered by a black hole with millions of times the mass of the sun. ...

dateMar 16, 2009 in Astronomy
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Galaxy winds

( —The most luminous galaxies in our universe are not particularly bright in the visible. Most of their energy output (which can be hundreds or even thousands of times more than our Milky Way's) is emitted at infrared ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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Spitzer sees shrouded burst of stars

( -- Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found a stunning burst of star formation that beams out as much infrared light as an entire galaxy. The collision of two spiral galaxies has triggered ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Astronomy
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