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WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They may be little, but they pack a big star-forming punch.
A team using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovered three infant galaxies merging inside a giant bubble of hot ionized gas.
Astronomers have puzzled over why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy's back yard contain so few stars.
Japanese astronomers say they have discovered the oldest and most distant galaxy in the universe using a telescope on the Big Island of Hawaii, a finding that challenges other “earliest galaxy” claims.
Baby galaxies from the young Universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute.
A team of astronomers lead by Masami Ouchi of the University of Tokyo has found the most vigorous star-forming galaxy yet seen, from a period of time in the early stages of the creation of the universe known as ‘cosmic dawn’.
New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements.
Hubble’s famous images of galaxies typically show elegant spirals or soft-edged ellipses.
A team of scientists, led by Michael Rauch from the Carnegie Observatories, has discovered a distant galaxy that may help elucidate two fundamental questions of galaxy formation: How galaxies take in matter and how they give off energetic radiation.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.