Search results for Andromeda galaxy

Astronomy Jan 13, 2021

Astronomers find signature of magnetar outbursts in nearby galaxies

Apart from black holes, magnetars may be the most extreme stars in the universe. With a diameter less than the length of Manhattan, they pack more mass than that of our sun, wield the largest magnetic field of any known object—more ...

Astronomy Dec 28, 2020

Primordial black holes and the search for dark matter from the multiverse

The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) is home to many interdisciplinary projects which benefit from the synergy of a wide range of expertise available at the institute. One such ...

Astronomy Dec 02, 2020

In the far future, stellar flybys will completely dismantle the solar system

Consumption and disintegration.

Astronomy Oct 15, 2020

Astronomers discover metal-poor globular cluster by chance

An international team of astronomers led by Soren Larsen (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) has accidentally discovered a globular cluster that contains extremely few metals, those elements heavier than hydrogen ...

Astronomy Aug 27, 2020

Hubble maps giant halo around Andromeda Galaxy

In a landmark study, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the immense envelope of gas, called a halo, surrounding the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest large galactic neighbor. Scientists were surprised ...

Astronomy Jul 16, 2020

How galaxies die: New insights into the quenching of star formation

Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star formation to shut down in massive galaxies. Although many theories have been proposed to explain this process, known as "quenching," ...

Astronomy Jul 10, 2020

Image: Hubble sees sculpted galaxy

Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, this image shows NGC 7513, a barred spiral galaxy. Located approximately 60 million light-years away, NGC 7513 lies within the Sculptor constellation in the Southern Hemisphere.

General Physics Jul 09, 2020

The darkness at the end of the tunnel

The Cage, as the elevator is called, leaves at exactly 7:30 a.m. Latecomers are out of luck.

Astronomy Jul 03, 2020

Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy

Figuring out how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way—a discovery reported in the July 3 edition of the journal Science Advances—could yield new clues to the fundamental source of our galaxy's power, said ...

Astronomy Apr 21, 2020

A tale of two telescopes: WFIRST and Hubble

NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), planned for launch in the mid-2020s, will create enormous cosmic panoramas. Using them, astronomers will explore everything from our solar system to the edge of the observable ...

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