News tagged with giant galaxies

Shocking results of galaxy-cluster collisions

A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy. The collisions generated shock waves that set off a celestial fireworks display ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Astronomy
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Seven new giant radio galaxies discovered

(Phys.org)—Mexican astronomers report the discovery of seven new large extragalactic radio sources called giant radio galaxies (GRG). The GRGs were found by visual inspection of radio images provided by two astronomical ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Astronomy report
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Giant radio galaxy found by Indian astronomers

(Phys.org)—A team of Indian astronomers reports the discovery of a new giant radio galaxy (GRG) using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). With a linear size of more than 7 million light years, it is one of the largest ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Astronomy report
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Galaxy alignments traced back ten billion years

A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for the past ten billion years. It is the furthest back in time that this ...

dateJun 13, 2017 in Astronomy
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Giant radio galaxy discovered by astronomers

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of a new giant radio galaxy (GRG) associated with the galaxy triplet known as UGC 9555. The newly discovered galaxy turns out to be one of the largest ...

dateFeb 13, 2017 in Astronomy report
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