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cosmic time and quasar

Black Holes

Most Distant Black Hole Yet

Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole scarfing down gas just 690 million years after the Big Bang.

Small Magellanic Cloud at radio wavelengths

Galaxies

New Telescope Sees Galaxy Down to Its Atoms

Astronomers have obtained the most detailed radio image of hydrogen gas in a neighboring galaxy, revealing its structures with more precision than ever before.

MUSE-Hubble Ultra Deep Field

Galaxies

A Deeper View of Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field

The iconic image of faraway galaxies, and one of the most-observed regions of space, has just received a spectroscopic upgrade.

The cluster environment strips gas from galaxies

Galaxies

Putting the Brakes on the Stellar Baby Boom

Two studies of distant galaxy clusters point to different mechanisms of stopping the baby boom that reigned in the early universe.

Galaxies

Globular Clusters for Faint Galaxies

The origin of ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) has posed a long-standing mystery for astronomers. New observations of several of these faint giants with the Hubble Space Telescope are now lending support to one theory.

Herschel Sprint: NGC 4911

Galaxies

Milky Way May Be Made with Swapped Gas

High-powered simulations suggest that half of the material in the Milky Way could come from other galaxies.

Galaxies

Incredible Resolution: Reconstructed Galaxy Pushes Hubble’s Limits

Thanks to the effects of gravitational lensing, a team of astronomers was able to reconstruct a distant galaxy and study its unexpectedly clumpy star forming regions.

Wind flowing out of a barred spiral galaxy

Galaxies

Ring Found Around a Galaxy’s “Hidden” Black Hole

A team of astronomers has taken a close look at a nearby galaxy — and discovered an unusual structure that sheds light on supermassive black holes’ relationships with their host galaxies.

Fast radio burst FRB 121102

Stellar Science

Homing in on the Source of a Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

Ground- and space-based observations have now shed intriguing new light on a mysterious radio source more than 3 billion light-years away.

Magellanic Clouds

Galaxies

Astronomers Discover Magnetic Bridge Between Magellanic Clouds

A magnetic field appears to span the space between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two dwarf galaxies being consumed by our Milky Way Galaxy.

Celestial News & Events

Bright Supernova Discovered in "Fireworks Galaxy" NGC 6946

A brand new supernova in NGC 6946 is bright enough to see in modest-sized telescopes. Here's how to find it.

stars forming in galactic outflow

Stellar Science

Stars Born in Galactic Wind

Astronomers have found newborn stars in gas pouring out of a galactic nucleus.

Phoenix galaxy's bubbles and filaments

Galaxies

Active Black Hole Encourages Starbirth

Astronomers have discovered long filaments of cold gas — the ingredient for making stars — cocooning giant bubbles inflated by a black hole.

Abell 2744 galaxy cluster

Galaxies

Hubble Spies Faint Galaxies, Bountiful in Early Universe

Hubble has spotted more than 100 small, faint galaxies in the young universe, common as dust bunnies but previously out of reach of even the best telescopes.

local cosmic structure

Galaxies

Cosmic Void “Pushes” Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a giant cosmic void that explains why our Local Group of galaxies is moving through the universe as fast as it is.

Cygnus A in infrared

Galaxies

Mystery Object in Cygnus A Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered an object in the active galaxy Cygnus A that wasn’t there before.

Chandra's deepest image

Galaxies

1,000 Black Holes in Deepest-Ever X-ray Image

The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gazed at a small patch of sky for almost 12 weeks, revealing 1,008 X-ray-emitting sources — most of them supermassive black holes.

Fast radio burst FRB 121102

Galaxies

Fast Radio Burst has a Surprising Source

For the first time, a team of astronomers has placed a fast radio burst on the cosmic map, allowing them to better pinpoint its mysterious origin.

Pluto's Sputnik Planum in color

Cosmology

Top 12 Astronomy News Stories of 2016

From the discovery of gravitational waves to the building evidence that a massive planet could exist beyond Pluto, it has been a thrilling year for astronomy research. We recap.

Tangled dust filaments around NGC 4696

Galaxies

Hubble Images Tangled Web in Nearby Galaxy

A Hubble image of a nearby, massive elliptical galaxy reveals tenuous filaments that appear to be connected to the growth of the galaxy's supermassive black hole.

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