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With the help of the army of volunteers working on the Galaxy Zoo 2 â€˜citizen scienceâ€™ project, an international team of scientists have discovered that the bars found in many spiral galaxies could be helping to kill them off.
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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.
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.
Violent intergalactic collision created the bright pinwheels and broad star sweeps typical in disk galaxies such as the Milky Way, U.S.
Findings published in â€œThe Astrophysical Journalâ€ challenge existing theory about the formation of such galaxies as the Milky Way.
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.
It's official: When the first HD-DVD players, from Toshiba, begin arriving in stores this month, there won't be any software for at least another three weeks.
Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton observatory have found very hot gaseous haloes around a multitude of spiral galaxies similar to our Milky Way galaxy. These 'ghost-like' veils have been suspected for decades but remained elusive until now.
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