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2010-11-09 06:55:00

With the help of the army of volunteers working on the Galaxy Zoo 2 ‘citizen science’ project, an international team of scientists have discovered that the bars found in many spiral galaxies could be helping to kill them off.

2009-10-30 15:01:00

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2009-09-08 10:41:00

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2009-08-31 12:05:00

As scientists attempt to learn more about how galaxies evolve, an open question has been whether collisions with our dwarf galactic neighbors will one day tear apart the disk of the Milky Way.

2009-04-30 16:02:58

A U.S. astronomer says he discovered a galaxy in which gas is distributed over a much larger area than researchers expected to find. Macalester College Professor John Cannon said the giant disk dwarf galaxy he discovered has the largest size difference between stars and gas of any known galaxy.

2008-11-24 16:17:40

Violent intergalactic collision created the bright pinwheels and broad star sweeps typical in disk galaxies such as the Milky Way, U.S.

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2008-11-21 14:25:00

Findings published in “The Astrophysical Journal” challenge existing theory about the formation of such galaxies as the Milky Way.

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2008-10-10 11:00:00

Astronomers have used ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer to conduct the first high resolution survey that combines spectroscopy and interferometry on intermediate-mass infant stars.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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