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ALMA Probes Violent Origins Of Disc Galaxies

ALMA Probes Violent Origins Of Disc Galaxies

ESO New observations explain why Milky Way-like galaxies are so common in the Universe An international research group led by Junko Ueda, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow, has made surprising observations...

Latest Lenticular galaxy Stories

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. As reported Friday by BBC News reporter Jason Palmer, a research assistant from NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center and colleagues from the Catholic University of America (CUA), the...

Gemini Observatory Catches Rare Glimpse Of Polar Ring Galaxy
2012-10-19 12:30:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many images that we see from the space observatories are beautiful. Swirling colors and bright galaxies make for amazing images. But an image just released from the ground-based Gemini Observatory of the polar-ring galaxy NGC 660 might be the most hauntingly beautiful image ever. Add in the back story of a colorful and dramatic tale of two galaxies locked in a life-and-death struggle, and the picture becomes poetry in motion. All...

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2006-04-05 11:14:19

Astronomers at Liverpool John Moores University may have solved the mystery of how spiral galaxies in clusters are transformed over time into smooth disks.  Results from a study of galaxy clusters confirm that the slow-motion conditions needed for the transformation are occurring among populations of galaxies falling towards the cluster centre. Over the past several billion years the predominant shape of disc galaxies in clusters has changed from a spiral to a smooth disk. Theory...


Latest Lenticular galaxy Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Lenticular Galaxy -- The lenticular galaxies are disk galaxies without any conspicuous structure in their disks. This is probably because they have either used up most of their interstellar matter, so that they consist of old stars only, which have found a smooth and even distribution in the disk by the time, or because the galaxy has not closely encountered any neighbor in the past few hundred million (or few billion) years. From their appearance, and also their stellar contents...

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