News tagged with galaxies

Dawn of a galactic collision

A riot of colour and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out in all directions and the bright core illuminates the chaotic regions of gas and dust swirling through ...

dateDec 14, 2017 in Astronomy
shares43 comments 0

Telescopes team up to study giant galaxy

Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling jets of material blasting away from a black hole 55 million times more massive than the Sun.

dateDec 12, 2017 in Astronomy
shares18 comments 1

Hubble frames an explosive galaxy

Don't be fooled! The cosmic swirl of stars in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image may seem tranquil and unassuming, but this spiral galaxy, known as ESO 580-49, actually displays some explosive tendencies.

dateDec 11, 2017 in Astronomy
shares8 comments 0

Galaxy orbits in the local supercluster

A team of astronomers from Maryland, Hawaii, Israel, and France has produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our extended local neighborhood, showing the past motions of almost 1400 galaxies within ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Astronomy
shares965 comments 1

New stellar stream discovered by astronomers

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has detected a new thin stellar stream in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy. The newly discovered feature, named "jet stream," could help researchers answer fundamental questions ...

dateDec 05, 2017 in Astronomy report
shares190 comments 4