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starburst galaxies
2015-02-16 09:25:29

Starburst galaxies transmute gas into new stars at a dizzying pace - up to 1,000 times faster than typical spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. To help understand why some galaxies "burst" while others do not, an international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to dissect a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.

2014-10-23 23:11:52

Artist Kevin Caron's ground-breaking 36-inch-tall sculpture Simple Planes With Aquamarine Stripe recently debuted at the art show “Materialize: 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping” at

NuSTAR Observes Dormant Black Hole In Nearby Sculptor Galaxy
2013-06-12 08:35:23

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory caught signs of what appeared to be a black hole eating gas at the middle of the nearby Sculptor galaxy nearly a decade ago. A new observation by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has found the black hole asleep.

Old Star May Have A Companion
2012-10-10 15:10:33

Astronomers have discovered an unexpected spiral structure in the material around an old star called R Sculptoris

Image 1 - VST Images Galaxy Blooming With New Stars
2011-12-15 10:45:29

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has captured the beauty of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253. The new portrait is probably the most detailed wide-field view of this object and its surroundings ever taken.

2010-11-23 07:00:00

PERTH, Scotland, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 'The Grouse' statue, created by Scottish Sculptor Ruaraig Maciver, was officially unveiled today at one of Scotland's major road junctions, the Broxden roundabout, in Perth, Scotland. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101123/420967 ) The sculpture which depicts a grouse taking flight can be seen emerging from the trees on the roundabout.

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2010-10-14 09:00:00

The Sculptor galaxy is shown in different infrared hues, in this new mosaic from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


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2010-09-13 16:24:54

At a distance of 3.9 Mpc from the Milky Way, the Sculptor Group is one of nearest groups of galaxies to the Local Gropu. Sculptor is made up of a loose group of galaxies near the south galactic pole. The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253) and a few other galaxies form a gravitationally-bound core in the center of this group, however, since they are only weakly bound the group may also be described as a filament. There also some other galaxies associated with the group but not gravitationally...

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