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Hubble sights galaxy stuck in the middle

This pretty, cloud-like object may not look much like a galaxy—it lacks the well-defined arms of a spiral galaxy, or the reddish bulge of an elliptical—but it is in fact something known as a lenticular galaxy. Lenticular ...

dateApr 30, 2018 in Astronomy
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Finding galaxies with active nuclei

The nuclei of most galaxies host supermassive black holes with millions or even billions of solar-masses of material. Material in the vicinity of such black holes can accrete onto a torus of dust and gas around the black ...

dateApr 27, 2018 in Astronomy
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