Tag: Galaxy cluster

Strange Radio Bridge 10 Million Light-Years Long Discovered To Connect Colliding Galaxy Clusters

Two galaxy clusters slowly crashing into each other are linked with a long thread of plasma. New research revealed that these invisible threads could have a magnetic field that emit radio waves.

Space June 8, 2019

Astronomers Can 'See' Invisible Dark Matter Through Faint Light In Galaxy Clusters

The intracluster light can help astronomers see the distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster. Here's how this faint light can illuminate the potential location of the mysterious substance.

Space December 22, 2018

Stunning Hubble Snapshot Showcases Ancient And Far-Off Galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope used the technique called gravitational lensing to see distant galaxies that otherwise would not be detected by its sensitive lenses. The image was part of the new project dubbed BUFFALO.

Space September 15, 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

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Largest And Hottest Galaxy Ever Found

In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.

Space January 17, 2018

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Discovers Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers discovered the most distant galaxy ever found using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. What does CL J1001+0220 tell about star formation?

Space September 2, 2016

Relive Stunning Last Moments Of Hitomi Spacecraft - The Black Hole Hunter

The Hitomi spacecraft met its demise just a month after launch. Now, astronomers find surprising results from the data collected by the observatory just before it spun out of control.

Space July 6, 2016

ALMA Shows Supermassive Black Holes Also Feed On Cold Gas

It was thought that black hole exclusively feed on hot ionized gas. It turns out black holes also feed on clouds of cold space gas, ALMA observations revealed.

Space June 9, 2016

Hubble Discovers Rare Supernovae Of Three Stars 'Exiled' From Their Home Galaxies

Three supernovae were seen exploding far from their home galaxies, while a fourth may have been spotted in a densely packed cluster. What could these stars tell us about the structure of the universe?

Space June 6, 2015

Einstein Cross: How Hubble Captured Images Of Supernova Explosion Four Times

Light from a supernova that exploded more than 9 billion years ago passes a massive cluster of galaxies, resulting in four separate images of the supernova in the shape of a cross. The phenomenon is known as Einstein cross.

Space March 9, 2015

Say Cheese! Hubble Spots Smiley Face In Space: What Could It Be?

An image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope features what appears to be a smiling face with two gleaming eyes. The cosmic smile has drawn attention after artist Judy Schmidt submitted a version of the image to the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition.

Space February 10, 2015

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