Latest Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey Stories
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Galaxies once thought of as voracious tigers are more like grazing cows, according to a new study using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Astronomers have discovered that galaxies in the distant universe continuously ingested their star-making fuel over long periods of time.
Astronomers working with data from several observatories, including ESA's XMM-Newton, have discovered the most distant, mature galaxy cluster yet.
Astronomers are a bit like archeologists as they dig back through space and time searching for remnants of the early universe.
The discovery of a previously unresolved population of galaxies in the GOODS fields and the first measurements of properties of galaxies in the almost unexplored far-infrared domain are among the first exciting scientific results achieved by Herschel's PACS and SPIRE instruments.
NASA's best-recognized, longest-lived, and most prolific space observatory zooms past a threshold of 20 years of operation this month.
Hubble shows that the beautiful spirals galaxies of the modern Universe were the ugly ducklings of six billion years ago.
More than 12 billion years of cosmic history are shown in this unprecedented, panoramic, full-color view of thousands of galaxies in various stages of assembly.
XMM-Newton, the most powerful X-ray observatory ever built and launched into space, marks its 10th anniversary on December 10th.
First results from the GOODS NICMOS survey, the largest Hubble Space Telescope program ever led from outside of the United States, reveal how the most massive galaxies in the early Universe assembled to form the most massive objects in the Universe today.
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