What can slime mold teach us about the universe?

What can slime molds tell us about the large-scale structure of the universe and the evolution of galaxies? These things might seem incongruous, yet both are part of nature, and Earthly slime molds seem to have something ...

Image: Hubble captures spiral galaxy NGC 1566

This vibrant Hubble Space Telescope image features the spiral galaxy NGC 1566, sometimes informally referred to as the "Spanish Dancer Galaxy." Like the subject of another recent image, NGC 1566 is a weakly-barred or intermediate ...

Hubble captures galaxy pair Arp-Madore 2339-661

This striking image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the interacting galaxy pair known as Arp-Madore 2339-661. The Arp-Madore catalog is a collection of peculiar galaxies, and this group's particular peculiarity ...

Black holes help with star birth

Research combining systematic observations with cosmological simulations has found that, surprisingly, black holes can help certain galaxies form new stars. On scales of galaxies, the role of supermassive black holes for ...

Hubble images a galaxy in dazzling detail

This image features the spiral galaxy NGC 691, imaged in fantastic detail using Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). This galaxy is a member of the NGC 691 galaxy group named after it, which features a group of gravitationally ...

Image: Hubble views a not-so-lonely galaxy

Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos—but looks can be deceiving. This image of NGC 1706, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a good example of ...

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