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Why Two Black Holes Just Photobombed The Andromeda Galaxy

Two supermassive black holes just photobombed a picture of the Andromeda galaxy. Scientists have known about the object for a long time but were not able to properly classify it until now.

Space December 2, 2017

Milky Way On Collision Course To Andromeda Galaxy: What’s The Connection Between Supermassive Black Holes And Merging Galaxies?

According to a team of scientists, the Milky Way could collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in the next four billion years. Does a supermassive black hole have anything to do with the possible merger?

Space January 25, 2017

NASA's NuSTAR Space Telescope Scans Andromeda Galaxy With High-Energy X-Ray

NASA’s NuSTAR instrument has captured a swath of the Andromeda galaxy and observed 40 X-ray binaries. The findings will help scientists further understand the evolution of the universe.

Space January 7, 2016

Gigantic Galactic Halo Of Andromeda Might Hint Of How Galaxies Form

A massive halo of gas was discovered surrounding the galaxy of Andromeda, according to researchers from the University of Notre Dame. Scientists now believe that studying the gaseous atmosphere could help explain the evolution and structure of spiral galaxies in the universe.

Space May 9, 2015

Hubble Telescope Sees Giant Cosmic 'Halo' Around Nearby Andromeda Galaxy

Our nearest galactic neighbor, Andromeda, wears a gas halo larger than previously assumed, astronomers say. A similar halo may surround our Milky Way galactic home as well, they suggest.

Space May 7, 2015

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Full Glory of Andromeda Galaxy

Hubble turns it eyes on the Andromeda Galaxy to capture the highest-resolution image ever taken of space. 1.5 billion pixels make up the image, which would need 750 high-def TV screens to view in its entirety at full size.

Space January 26, 2015

NASA Releases Panoramic Picture of Andromeda Galaxy: Largest Picture Ever with 1.5 Billion Pixels

It's NASA's largest image yet of the galaxy next door, thousands of light-years in length with millions of stars captured.

Space January 21, 2015

Violent History of Andromeda Galaxy Revealed

Astronomers track movements of thousands of stars in nearby galaxy to uncover secrets of its past. Andromeda Galaxy shows signs of a cosmic collision, mergers in its history, they say.

Space January 12, 2015

5 billion years: Time left till Andromeda devours Milky Way and all of us

Ultimate fate our our Milky Way galactic home? Becoming a cosmic meal for a cannibalistic larger galaxy, astronomers say.

Space September 21, 2014

Massive galaxies chomp on smaller ones to expand: Will Milky Way be Andromeda's lunch one day?

Galaxies are swallowed by larger collections of stars, helping to feed their growth, according to a new study in Australia. What happens five billion years from now?

Space September 20, 2014

Supermassive black holes belch gas out of evolving galaxies at crazy speeds

Seyfert galaxy IC 5063 has a giant black hole, spewing gas at over 625,000 miles per hour. For the first time, astronomers know what is driving this massive acceleration.

Space July 10, 2014

Supermassive black hole may rid Milky Way of ability to form stars

Researchers found that supermassive black holes emit large amounts of hydrogen gas at incredibly fast rates due to jets of high energy electrons, and probably leech galaxies of cold gases. The phenomenon will likely prohibit galaxies from forming new stars, as it will do to the Milky Way in 5 billion years.

Space July 8, 2014

Report of gamma ray burst was blown out of proportion: Actually, it was a false alarm

Stories of a gamma ray burst in the Andromeda Galaxy have been popular on the internet, but the reports are greatly exaggerated, as per the scientists behind the finding that started the confusion.

Space May 30, 2014

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