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Galaxies

Squid Galaxy Gets in on the Neutrino Game

Astronomers have connected dozens of neutrinos detected by the IceCube Observatory to a nearby galaxy, M77, aka the Squid Galaxy.

NGC 628 looks like a giant blue-gold maelstrom with a blue middle

Solar System

Webb Reveals Jupiter, Puffy Planet, and Galactic Maelstroms in a New Light

Round out your week with these stunning views of the universe from the James Webb Space telescope.

JWST deep-field image showing many galaxies

Galaxies

Webb Telescope Shatters Distance Records, Challenges Astronomers

Distant galaxies in Webb images suggest we need to rethink star and galaxy evolution in the early universe.

NGC 7496 spiral galaxy seen in visible and infrared wavelengths

Galaxies

Thin Red Lines: Webb Space Telescope Captures Star Creation on Grand Scale

New imagery from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a nearby galaxy in a whole new light.

Carina Nebula

Professional Telescopes

What We See in the First Science Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope released its first science images today. Here's what these images show us.

Webb's first deep field

Galaxies

What the James Webb Space Telescope's First Year Will Reveal

The James Webb Space Telescope's first year of observations promises to reveal exoplanet atmospheres and surfaces, infant galaxies, and maybe even the first black holes.

M94

Galaxies

Life and Death in Nearby Galaxies

New images of nearby galaxies and their surroundings reveal details in galactic formation and evolution — and puzzles that remain to be solved.

a glowing orb with smaller dots of lights in various colors in it and around it against a black background

Galaxies

A Cosmic Collision Could Have Made Two Dark Matter–Less Galaxies

Astronomers connect the dots between two strange doppelganger galaxies, uncovering what might be a string of galactic pearls created in a cosmic collision 8 billion years ago.

Hickson Compact Group 40

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Happy Birthday, Hubble!

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 32 on April 24th, and the team behind the telescope is marking the occasion with the release of a galactic family picture.

AGN (art)

Cosmology

Hubble Image Reveals Possible Quasar Forerunner

A distant object in a deep Hubble Space Telescope field could be in transition from ordinary galaxy to brilliant beacon of light.

Image of most distant galaxy candidate

Galaxies

Are These the Most Distant Galaxies Yet Seen?

Two fuzzy red objects in the early universe may be galaxies shining at us from only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

Lensing close-up

Cosmology

Meet Earendel, the Most Distant Star Astronomers Have Observed

The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a single star whose light has traveled for 12.9 billion years to Earth — the most distant star known.

Odd Radio Circle (ORC) 1

Galaxies

New Image Reveals Possible Origins of “Odd Radio Circles”

This faint ring of radio emission might signal a momentous event in galactic evolution. Then again, it might be something else entirely.

Spiral galaxy NGC 1097, close-up on central region

Black Holes

Magnetic "Spoon" Feeds Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have imaged the magnetic field along which gas flows to a galaxy's central black hole.

Artist's impression of AGN

Galaxies

Supermassive Black Hole Hides Behind a Ring of Dust

A high-resolution infrared image has revealed a dust screen obscuring a gas-devouring supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy NGC 1068, confirming 30-year-old predictions.

Dark matter-less galaxy

Cosmology

How Galaxies Lose Their Dark Matter

A careful study of cosmological simulations shows that dark matter–less galaxies aren't impossible — just really rare.

An artist's impression of the dramatic outflows from an active galaxy’s nucleus.

Black Holes

Dwarf Galaxies Shed Light on Black Hole Origins

Astronomers are searching nearby dwarf galaxies for the ancient origins of supermassive black holes.

Five cluster collisions show how the shapes evolve from bullet to cone to curled tongue

Galaxies

Astronomers Find Confounding Cone Shape in Cluster Collision

Galaxy clusters take eons to collide. Now, astronomers have caught a pair of merging clusters in an in-between stage never seen before.

Magellanic Clouds

Galaxies

How Our Largest Dwarf Galaxy Keeps the Others In Line

New research may explain why satellite galaxies align themselves around the Milky Way

Image of two bright galaxy cores

Galaxies

Nearest Supermassive Black Hole Pair Discovered

Astronomers have observed a pair of supermassive black holes set to collide in 250 million years.

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