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A team of Texas and California scientists have discovered the most distant galaxy to date, after searching through a database of nearly 100,000 galaxies imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the CANDELS survey.
PGC 6240 is an elliptical galaxy that resembles a pale rose in the sky, with hazy shells of stars encircling a very bright center.
A team of NASA scientists have found an 'ultra-compact dwarf galaxy' that may be the densest galaxy ever discovered.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have now created the most detailed 3D model of the inner structure of the Milky Way ever.
Scientists have proposed a groundbreaking new theory to explain the discrepancies between different methods for measuring the expansion of the universe.
A supermassive black hole is believed to sit at the center of each large galaxy and a new technique designed to detect the dark abyss's spin could be the key to unraveling a galaxy's history.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are tracking the orbital motion of 33,000 stars in one of the Milky Way's oldest globular clusters.
“How to Understand the True Cosmos” aims to dispel misconceptions in astrophysics. Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 The rapid pace of scientific
The greatest cosmological puzzle of the 21st century continues to be to measure, characterize and understand the source of dark energy – the apparent force that is driving the accelerating expansion of the Universe.
A major field of study in astronomy seeks to understand how galaxies form and evolve. One advantage that we possess is that as we study the light from the most distant galaxies, we are effectively looking back in time, seeing the oldest galaxies in the Universe when they were still young.
The Coma Cluster (Abell 1656), along with the Leo Cluster, is one of two major clusters compromising the Coma Supercluster. It contains over 1000 identified galaxies. Most of the galaxies in the center of the Coma Cluster are elliptical galaxies including both dwarf and giant. However the center is dominated by NGC 4874 and NGC 4889, two giant elliptical galaxies. The brightest galaxies are visible, a few degrees north of the galactic pole, with an amateur telescope larger than 20 cm. The...
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