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Window To Early Universe Offered By Slow-Growing Galaxies
2014-10-16 03:29:41

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Galaxy’s Rings Help Astronomers Unveil Its Past
2013-10-31 16:40:49

Similar to reading tree rings, astronomers are able to read the rings in a galaxy’s disk to help gain a better understanding of its past.

GALEX Space Telescope Decommissioned On Friday
2013-06-29 08:11:35

After more than a decade of service, NASA officially decommissioned its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) orbiting space telescope Friday afternoon.

Blue Supergiant Star Born In The Wild Discovered
2013-04-11 15:09:53

A duo of astronomers has discovered a Blue Supergiant star located far beyond our Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Virgo

Spiral Galaxy Is The Largest Ever Measured
2013-01-11 11:38:51

While searching for data looking for star-forming regions around a galaxy located more than 200 million light years away, researchers have accidentally discovered that it is, in fact, the largest known spiral galaxy in the entire universe.

Galaxy Evolution Explorer Goes On Loan To Caltech
2012-05-17 04:10:07

NASA is lending the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, where the spacecraft will continue its exploration of the cosmos.

Astronomers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Devouring Distant Star
2012-05-02 14:24:52

Astronomers have for the very first time captured a supermassive black hole devouring a wandering star that strayed too close to a phenomena that nothing can escape, not even light.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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