News tagged with small galaxies

Studying the physics of galaxies

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Evan Kirby arrived on campus in August. Born and raised in New Orleans, Kirby earned his BS in 2004 from Stanford University; his undergraduate thesis involved trips to Pasadena to test an ...

dateNov 03, 2014 in Astronomy
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Merging galaxies illuminate the cosmic food chain

( —Scientists studying a 'twin' of the Milky Way have used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to accurately model how it is swallowing another, smaller galaxy. Their findings have opened the way ...

dateJul 01, 2014 in Astronomy
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Image: Pulsar encased in a supernova bubble

( —Massive stars end their lives with a bang: exploding as spectacular supernovas, they release huge amounts of mass and energy into space. These explosions sweep up any surrounding material, creating bubble remnants ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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The search for seeds of black holes

( —How do you grow a supermassive black hole that is a million to a billion times the mass of our sun? Astronomers do not know the answer, but a new study using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, ...

dateMar 27, 2014 in Astronomy
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