The voids closest to us may not be entirely empty

The large-scale structure of the universe is dominated by vast empty regions known as cosmic voids. These voids appear as holes hundreds of millions of light years across in the distribution of galaxies. However, new research ...

Celebrating Hubble's 32nd birthday with a galaxy grouping

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 32nd birthday with a stunning look at an unusual close-knit collection of five galaxies, called the Hickson Compact Group 40. This snapshot reflects a special moment ...

Astronomers discover a new ultra-faint dwarf galaxy

An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of a new ultra-faint dwarf galaxy as part of the DECam Local Volume Exploration (DELVE) survey. The newly found galaxy, designated Pegasus IV, has an absolute magnitude ...

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