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Fireworks in the early universe

Galaxies in the early universe grew fast by rapidly making new stars. Such prodigious star formation episodes, characterized by the intense radiation of the newborn stars, were often accompanied by fireworks ...

Sep 28, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 1

Distorting the lens

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most bizarre predictions of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity is the existence of back holes, objects that are so dense that not even light can escape from their gravitational ...

Feb 09, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 5

The murmur of a monster

The Andromeda galaxy is the nearest large galaxy to our Milky Way. Like the Milky Way, it has a spiral-arm structure with a massive black hole at its nucleus. Unlike the Milky Way, however, its black hole ...

Feb 28, 2011 3.9 / 5 (9) 9

The power of spin

(PhysOrg.com) -- Supermasssive black holes - objects with masses of millions or billions of suns - are found at the nuclei of dramatic galaxies like quasars where they are responsible for some of the most ...

Jan 28, 2011 4.3 / 5 (9) 5

An astronomer's field of dreams

(PhysOrg.com) -- An innovative new radio telescope array under construction in central New Mexico will eventually harness the power of more than 13,000 antennas and provide a fresh eye to the sky. The antennas, ...

Jan 26, 2011 5 / 5 (5) 1

X-Ray Jets

(PhysOrg.com) -- The supermassive black holes that lie at the centers of galaxies can spawn tremendous bipolar jets of atomic particles.

Sep 07, 2010 4.6 / 5 (8) 1

X-Ray Jets from Galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some dramatic galaxies eject gigantic, collimated jets of ionized gas millions of light-years long, powered by the massive black holes at their centers. The ionized jets are detected at radio ...

Oct 19, 2009 4.6 / 5 (5) 1
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