Latest Magellanic spiral Stories
After years of active participating by the public – and a host of interesting discoveries by amateur astronomers and enthusiasts – the Galaxy Zoo project is releasing its first scientific finding to come out of the data.
The reddest galaxies with the largest central bulb show the largest bars -gigantic central columns of stars and dark matter-, according to a scientific study that used Google Maps to observe the sky.
With the help of the army of volunteers working on the Galaxy Zoo 2 â€˜citizen scienceâ€™ project, an international team of scientists have discovered that the bars found in many spiral galaxies could be helping to kill them off.
Researchers have observed the signs of distant dwarf galaxies being swallowed up by spiral galaxies, and their findings "could shed further light on the evolution of galaxies."
Astronomers at The University of Nottingham have identified a type of galaxy that could be the missing link in our understanding of galaxy evolution.
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.
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