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Scientists Spot Star Devouring A Planet For The First Time

Astronomers observed a young star swallowing a planet or two into its rotating disk. The star belongs to the Taurus-Auriga constellation and is just 450 light-years away from Earth.

Space July 19, 2018

Milky Way Collision With Sausage Galaxy 10 Billion Years Ago Was The Defining Moment In Galaxy’s History

The Milky Way crashed into a dwarf galaxy with a peculiar orbit 10 billion years ago. Experts said this was the most important moment in history that shaped the Milky Way into what it is today.

Space July 6, 2018

Rare Carbonaceous Dust Common In Milky Way Found 11 Billion Light-Years Away

Scientists found a distant galaxy that contains the same type of rare interstellar dust as the Milky Way. The galaxy was found after experts detected a gamma-ray burst emitted by an exploding star.

Space July 4, 2018

Dazzling Galaxy Cluster Hiding In Plain Sight In Milky Way Neighborhood

A massive galaxy cluster was found camouflaged as a quasar just 2.4 billion light-years away. Scientists think there are more of these galaxy clusters hiding in plain sight close to the Milky Way.

Space June 29, 2018

The Milky Way Has Swallowed A Dozen Galaxies, And It’s Eating A New One Right Now

After investigating several globular clusters at the halo of the Milky Way, researchers concluded that the galaxy has been gobbling up several large galaxies for billions of years. It’s even eating one up right now.

Space June 25, 2018

Red Nuggets Show Glimpse Into How Supermassive Black Holes Grow So Big

Supermassive black holes could possibly eat up the interstellar gas at the center of galaxies, killing off new stars before they are born and growing to their enormous size. The theory was proposed by astronomers working at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Space June 22, 2018

Remnants Of Merging Galaxies Discovered Within Milky Way

Scientists identified the relics of five star clusters that merged with small galaxies to form the Milky Way. They also found a large 'blob' of stars that could be a larger galaxy colliding to become part of the Milky Way.

Space June 13, 2018

New Discovery About Massive Stars Could Change How We Understand The History Of The Universe

Researchers found that there are more massive stars scattered across space-time than previously thought. The new discovery could upend current notions about how stars and galaxies were formed.

Space June 12, 2018

It Takes 2 Trillion Years To Cross The Milky Way Disc On A 60 MPH Car

The Milky Way galaxy was found to be larger than previously believed. Researchers discovered that it takes 200,000 years traveling at the speed of light to cross the galactic disc.

Space June 9, 2018

Harvard Physicists Say Dark Matter May Have An Electric Charge

Drawing inspiration from previous research, Harvard scientists theorized that dark matter is electric. If true, dark matter would be able to interact with ordinary matter through an electromagnetic force.

Space June 4, 2018

Two Galaxies Collide To Form One Luminous, Starburst Galaxy

NASA released the newest image of NGC-3256, a starburst galaxy 100 million light- years away. Starburst galaxies are one of the brightest objects in the sky and are formed usually when two galaxies collide.

Space June 2, 2018

Giant Collision Of 14 Young Galaxies 12 Billion Years Ago Shows Formation Of Galaxy Cluster In Early Universe

With advances to telescopes, scientists can now see further out into the universe, and now they have witnessed something from the beginning of the universe. Scientists got to see many young galaxies collide to form a megamerger.

Space April 27, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Nuclei Of Colliding Spiral Galaxies That Resemble Human Eyes

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope released a 48-minute clip of two galaxies in the process of colliding with each other. The footage showed the breathtaking moment where the center resembled a set of colorful human eyes.

Space April 25, 2018

Merging Black Holes And Stellar Winds Slow Down Star Formation In Butterfly Galaxy

The butterfly-shaped galaxy NGC 6240 sees intense star formation with the merging of the two supermassive black holes at its center. Researchers found what powers down its ability to form new stars.

Space April 19, 2018

Star Clusters Can Unveil Nature Of Dark Matter At The Center Of Dwarf Galaxies

Researchers developed a new method to measure the amount of dark matter at the center of tiny dwarf galaxies using star clusters. Their work may eventually unveil the nature of dark matter.

Space April 9, 2018

LOOK: The Hubble Space Telescope Just Captured An ‘Einstein Ring’

When a cluster of galaxies create a massive gravitational pull against each another, it often results in what’s called gravitational lensing. The Hubble Space Telescope just captured one.

Space April 9, 2018

ALMA Observations Show Dark Matter Does Not Interact With Itself

An earlier study of the galaxy cluster Abell 3827 deduced that dark matter can interact with other forces other than gravity. New observations made with Atacama Large Millimeter Array challenged the findings.

Space April 6, 2018

Astronomers Discover Formation Of 4,000 Infant Galaxies In Distant Stars

Galaxies have become a trivial phenomenon of the past and the future. Using space telescopes, astronomers discovered infant galaxies that are 30 times younger than the Milky Way and are expected to grow over time.

Space April 5, 2018

A Closer Look At DF2, The Mysterious Dark Matter-Deficient Galaxy That Is Bending The Rules Of Space

Experts can't still fully explain the science behind the mysterious galaxy NGC 1052-DF2. Scientists are determined to find other dark matter-deficient galaxies that reverse everything that is known about how galaxies are formed.

Space March 30, 2018

Scientists Discover Galaxy With No Dark Matter, Which Ironically Proves That Dark Matter Is Real

Scientists have discovered a faraway galaxy without dark matter, a mysterious material that is believed to be present throughout the universe. Ironically, the absence of dark matter may prove that it exists.

Space March 29, 2018

All Galaxies Regardless Of Size And Mass Rotate Like Clock Once Every Billion Years

Astronomers with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research found that galaxies rotate about once every billion years. They said that both small and big galaxies were found orbiting like clocks.

Space March 14, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 10-Billion-Year-Old ‘Relic’ Galaxy Close To Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a photo of a relic galaxy that’s hovering pretty close to the Milky Way. Here’s why it’s being called a case of ‘arrested development.’

Space March 13, 2018

The Hubble Space Telescope Just Took This Amazing Shot Of Two Galaxies Colliding

Even though it’s circled the Earth for 28 years, the Hubble Space Telescope still takes insanely mesmerizing photographs of our universe. Just like this new photo of the Arp 256, which features two galaxies in the process of merging.

Space March 13, 2018

Synchronized Dance Of Dwarf Galaxies Challenges Chaotic Dark Matter Cosmology

Astronomers assumed that only the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies are surrounded by dwarf galaxies moving in an orderly manner. Recently, they discovered a more distant neighbor that raised questions against existing cosmological theories.

Space February 2, 2018

Overabundance Of Massive Stars Could Explain Evolution Of The Universe

Massive stars up to 300 times larger than the Sun were proven to actually exist and more than a thousand of them were recently found along the Tarantula Nebula. With this discovery, astronomers could be one step closer to discovering the origin of the Universe.

Space January 5, 2018

Cosmic Microwave Background From Big Bang Helps Resolve Missing Baryon Problem

Two groups of scientists have found the missing baryons in hot filaments of gas that link galaxies together. Here's how they found these by taking advantage of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

Space October 11, 2017

Fastest Stars In Milky Way Are Galactic Fugitives That May Reveal Secrets Of Dark Matter And Our Galaxy

Hypervelocity stars in the Milky Way are likely fugitives from a neighboring galaxy. These fast-moving objects have traveled great distances they may unveil secrets of dark matter and the Sagittarius A black hole.

Space July 7, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots Distant Galaxies That May Need Guarding

A newly released image from NASA Hubble telescope reveals that a huge cluster of galaxies called Abell 370, has an array of galaxies guarding it and is useful in studying far-flung galaxies by its gravitational lensing property.

Space May 5, 2017

Image Confirms Invisible Dark Matter Connects Galaxies In The Universe

A combined image of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs suggests that dark matter exists. It also confirms galaxies are connected together through a cosmic web of the invisible substance.

Space April 15, 2017

Astronomers Capture First Image Of Elusive Dark Matter

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have captured a composite image of the elusive dark matter for the first time. The mysterious matter’s image has the face of a ghost and teased out by gravitational lensing method.

Space April 14, 2017

Dark Matter Was Minor Ingredient Of Galaxies In Early Universe

Using instruments of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers found evidence that dark matter played a minor role in early galaxies. What were their observations?

Space March 16, 2017

New Dark Matter Map Offers Insight Into Cold Particles

Astronomers successfully mapped out the distribution of dark matter in three galaxy clusters, thanks to data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These dark matter maps offered scientists insight into the existence of cold dark matter particles.

Space March 2, 2017

Stars Are Ripped Apart By Black Holes 100 Times More Often Than Previously Thought

Supermassive black holes rip stars apart 100 times more often than previously thought in a cosmic event known as Tidal Disruptive Events (TDEs). TDEs are useful to locate supermassive black holes that will aid in the study of their strong gravity.

Space February 28, 2017

What Is This Extragalactic Void Pushing The Milky Way, Other Galaxies Across The Universe?

New evidence points to the extragalactic void called the Dipole Repeller as the likely key for shifting galaxies, with researchers hypothesizing that the two points are controlling the group of galaxies’ movement. There's also a push-and-pull motion happening around our galactic neighborhoods, the study says.

Space January 31, 2017

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected: Here’s New Proof

Astronomers led by Sherry Suyu of the Max Planck Institute in Germany have found that the universe is expanding faster than expected. They updated the Hubble Constant to a higher rate at 44.7 miles per second per megaparsec.

Space January 28, 2017

Vera Rubin, Astronomer Who Confirmed Dark Matter Existence, Dies At 88

Vera Rubin, the famous astronomer who proved the existence of dark matter, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 88 in a Princeton hospital. Rubin’s pioneering contribution on “black matter” studies had been path breaking and made it one of the cardinal principles of the universe.

Space December 27, 2016

Astronomers Discover Universe’s Biggest Galaxy Supercluster Near The Milky Way

Vela supercluster, one of the biggest super cluster of galaxies, has been found near the Milky Way by a team of international astronomers. Remaining undetected, Vela had been exerting a strong influence on the Milky Way’s speed and direction.

Space December 25, 2016

World’s Largest Digital Sky Survey Releases Catalog Of 3 Billion Scanned Objects In The Milky Way

The world's largest digital sky survey has been released. Known as Pan-STARRS project, the survey offers extensive information on 3 billion stars, galaxies and other objects for the public.

Space December 22, 2016

There Are 10 Times More Galaxies In The Observable Universe Than Originally Thought

The open observable universe might contain at least 10 times more galaxies than initially thought, according to a new study. A team of researchers from the UK said this and explained the reasons why such galaxies are invisible to the human eye.

Space October 15, 2016

Dragonfly 44 Galaxy Is Made Up Of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter: How This Discovery Changes Everything

Known as the Milky Way's 'dark twin,' the Dragonfly 44 galaxy is special because it contains 99.99 percent dark matter. The galaxy is also changing what scientists thought they understood about this substance and the formation of galaxies.

Space August 28, 2016

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Finds Two Dwarf Galaxies Migrating To Cosmic Big City

Two dwarf galaxies that spent most of their existence in the Local Void are migrating to a cosmic big city. Scientists expect Pisces A and B will grow rapidly and produce many stars in their new environment.

Space August 15, 2016

Largest 3D Universe Map Validates Einstein's Dark Energy Theory, Features 1.2 Million Galaxies

The largest 3D map of the universe, which validates Einstein's theories, can make accurate measurements of dark energy and how it affects changes in the universe. The new map can also measure the universe's expansion rate.

Space July 18, 2016

Biggest 3D Map Of 1.2 Million Galaxies To Shed Light On Dark Energy

Scientists constructed the largest-ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies to come up with the most precise measurements yet of the elusive dark energy that drives the accelerated expansion of the universe.

Space July 14, 2016

This 'Frankenstein' Galaxy Is Made From Cosmic Parts Of Other Galaxies

A rare 'Frankenstein' galaxy located 250 million light-years away may have been the result of separate entities merging together, a new study revealed. Scientists were surprised at the galaxy's bizarre characteristics.

Space July 12, 2016

Ultra Deep Survey Infrared Images Offer Distant View Of 250,000 Galaxies

Spectacular new infrared images from the Ultra Deep Survey revealed a deep glimpse of the distant universe. What can astronomers learn from these infrared images?

Space July 4, 2016

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