Latest Fornax Stories
An object that is currently cool as a planet might have spent much of its youth as hot as a star, according to a new research paper appearing in the latest edition of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
In a new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF) project, the most comprehensive and colorful picture of the evolving universe has been captured by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope.
This new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows two contrasting galaxies: NGC 1316, and its smaller neighbor NGC 1317.
Astronomers report in The Astrophysical Journal that they have determined the positions of over 100 of the most fertile star-forming galaxies in the early Universe.
Researchers using the Hubble Telescope have assembled a new and improved portrait of our deepest-ever view of the Universe.
Astronomers have found the strongest link ever between the most powerful bursts of star formation in the Universe, and the most massive galaxies found today.
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a new statistical study of the so-called 'ultra-compact dwarf galaxies' (UCDs), which are still mysterious objects.
A large survey, made with ESO's VLT, has shed light on our Galaxy's ancestry.
Eighty-five million years ago on small planet Earth, dinosaurs ruled, ignorant of their soon-to-come demise in the great Jurassic extinction, while mammals were still small and shy creatures. The southern Andes of Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina were not yet formed and South America was still an island continent.
Although smaller than the Virgo Cluster, the Fornax Cluster, located in the Fornax constellation is the richest cluster of galaxies within 100 million light years. Its distance from us is approximately 62.0+5.9âˆ’5.5 Mly (19.0+1.8âˆ’1.7 Mpc). It is small as far as galaxy clusters go yet is a valuable source on the evolution of clusters. It shows the effects of a merger of a subgroup with a main group which can lead to clues about the associated galactic superstructure. Some member...