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Hubble Tuning Fork Interactive Diagram
2012-11-19 13:27:53

The European Space Agency released an image this week of an interactive diagram known as the Hubble Tuning Fork which helps to describe the shape of galaxies, which can come in all different sizes.

The Local Universe Offered Up In Unprecedented Detail
2012-10-31 13:21:28

The intimate details of 100 galaxies in the local universe have been published by the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area survey (CALIFA).

Chandra Eyes Mini Supermassive Black Hole
2012-10-25 07:19:58

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has identified one of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy that one would not expect to harbor this type of beast.

Distant Quasar Shows No Sign Of Feeding On Galaxy Of Stars
2012-10-24 12:05:36

While looking at one of the most distant quasars in the universe, astronomers were surprised to not see an underlying host galaxy of stars feeding it.

Generation X And Scientific Literacy
2012-10-24 04:03:13

Researchers have found that less than half of Generation X adults can identify our own home in the universe, the spiral galaxy in which we reside.

Galactic Collisions Between Big Galaxies Form Even Bigger Galaxies
2012-10-12 14:36:09

When massive galaxies belly-up to the interstellar buffet, their centers expand as they gobble up other galaxies that contain billions and billions of stars, according to a new report from University of Utah astronomers.

Galaxy Evolution Explorer Goes On Loan To Caltech
2012-05-17 04:10:07

NASA is lending the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, where the spacecraft will continue its exploration of the cosmos.

Advanced Hubble Equipment Reveals Galaxies' Most Elusive Secrets
2011-11-17 14:30:01

New instrument shows the gaseous halos of galaxies are much larger and more massive than the distribution of stars within the galaxy.

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2011-08-26 07:01:14

A galaxy with a combination of characteristics never seen before is giving astronomers a tantalizing peek at processes they believe played key roles in the growth of galaxies and clusters of galaxies early in the history of the Universe.

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2011-02-26 06:05:00

A new study, published in Physical Review Letters and available online, offers that a controversial theory which challenges the existence of dark matter has been kept afloat by studies of gas-rich galaxies.


Latest Spiral galaxy Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Spiral Galaxy -- Among the galaxies, there are apparently three main categories, according to their appearance: the disk galaxies (`cosmic frisbies' according to P. Murdin, D. Allen, and D. Malin), consisting of a huge disk of stars and interstellar matter, which may form interesting patterns, the elliptical galaxies (`cosmic footballs') which are uniformly looking, ellipsoidal agglomerations of stars, and the irregular galaxies (`cosmic misfits') which cannot be integrated in this scheme....

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Elliptical Galaxy -- In astronomy, one of the main classes of galaxy in the Hubble classification and characterized by a featureless elliptical profile. Unlike spiral galaxies, elliptical galaxies have very little gas or dust and no stars have recently formed within them. They range greatly in size from giant ellipticals, which are often found at the centres of clusters of galaxies and may be strong radio sources, to tiny dwarf ellipticals, containing about a million stars, which are...

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