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Yet Another Early-Universe Galaxy Has Been Spotted

Yet Another Early-Universe Galaxy Has Been Spotted

By Sean Patterson February 7, 2014

Astronomers this week revealed that yet another galaxy from the very early universe has been spotted. The galaxy, dubbed Abell2744_Y1, is estimated to have existed just 650 million years after the big bang, which took place 13.8 billion years ago. …

Distant Galaxy Caught ‘Feeding’ on Gas Clouds Distant Galaxy Caught ‘Feeding’ on Gas Clouds

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory‘s Very Large Telescope have found a distant galaxy that is “feeding” on nearby gas clouds. The flow of gas into the galaxy, astronomers say, is generating star formation and driving the rotation of the …

NASA Picture Shows Largest-Seen Spiral Galaxy NASA Picture Shows Largest-Seen Spiral Galaxy
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Astronomers this week unveiled a new image of the largest spiral galaxy known to exist. A larger version of the image can be seen here. The galaxy, named NGC 6872, was crowned with the title following an examination of archival …

Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted
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A team of astronomers has detected detected huge outflows of charged particles streaming out of the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The outflows were detected using the CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in Australia, and the new research has …

NASA’s Hubble Takes Census of Early Galaxies NASA’s Hubble Takes Census of Early Galaxies

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered seven previously unseen galaxies that formed over 13 billion years ago – a time when galaxies were just beginning to form. The new discovery has provided researchers with a “statistically robust” sample …

Enormous Galaxy Cluster Spotted by NASA’s WISE Enormous Galaxy Cluster Spotted by NASA’s WISE
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Galaxy clusters, the rarest of galaxy groupings, can be difficult for astronomers to find. NASA‘s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope, however, has just found a gigantic galaxy cluster, and is expected to uncover thousands more. The new findings …

New “Green Bean” Galaxies Discovered New “Green Bean” Galaxies Discovered

A new type of galaxy nicknamed “green bean galaxies” has been identified and they are some of the rarest objects in the known universe. The nickname comes from the galaxies’ appearance: they glow with intense light generated by the ionized …

Hubble Photo Shows Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy Hubble Photo Shows Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy

The above photo is an image of the irregular galaxy NGC 5253, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope‘s Advanced Camera for Surveys. It combines both visible and infrared exposures. A larger version of the image can be viewed here. The …

Galaxy Discovery Reveals Record-Breaking Cluster Galaxy Discovery Reveals Record-Breaking Cluster

Astronomers have found a galaxy cluster that is one of the largest objects in the known universe, and it is breaking records. The cluster, named the Phoenix cluster, has been observed by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the National Science Foundation’s …