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Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution

Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, say researchers.

Big data for the universe

Astronomers at Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with their French colleagues and with the help of citizen scientists have released «The…

'Wasteful' galaxies launch heavy elements into surrounding halos and deep space

The research, which was recently published online in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, shows that more oxygen, carbon and iron atoms exist…

A galaxy in bloom

The ghostly shells of galaxy ESO 381-12 are captured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, set against a backdrop of distant galaxies.

Big Black Holes Can Block New Stars

Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block formation of new stars in aging galaxies, a study has found.

Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth

The Universe is filled with objects springing to life, evolving and dying explosive deaths. This new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a…

Four new galaxy clusters take researchers further back in time

An international team of astronomers, led by Imperial College London, used a new way of combining data from the two European Space Agency satellites, Planck…

Clues to the growth of the colossus in Coma

These features, which span at least half a million light years, provide insight into how the Coma cluster has grown through mergers of smaller groups and…

When galaxies eat galaxies

Using gravitational “lenses” in space, University of Utah astronomers discovered that the centers of the biggest galaxies are growing denser – evidence of…

Record massive black holes discovered lurking in monster galaxies

These black holes are at the centers of two galaxies more than 300 million light years from Earth, and may be the dark remnants of some of the very bright…

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