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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

Galaxies

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.

Galaxies

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

Galaxies

Stars Born in Galactic Wind

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

Phoenix galaxy's bubbles and filaments

Black Holes

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

Cosmology

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

Black Holes

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

Stellar Science

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.

HI4PI maps Milky Way's neutral hydrogen

Milky Way

Astronomers Map Milky Way in Incredible Detail

Astronomers have mapped neutral atomic hydrogen, which profuses the space between stars, in unprecedented detail to create a beautiful radio-wavelength portrait of the Milky Way.

Cosmology

About Those 2 Trillion New Galaxies . . .

The news that astronomers find the universe has 10 times more galaxies than previously thought? There's less to this than the headlines say.

ALMA image of Hubble Ultra Deep Field

Galaxies

ALMA Pans for Galactic Gold in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

ALMA, the largest telescope array in the world, took a look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, and revealed the cosmic history of star formation.

M101

Galaxies

Why Galaxies Have Spiral Arms

Astronomers have found a unique trait of spiral arms that supports a longstanding idea about where these patterns come from.

dwarf galaxy DDO 68

Galaxies

Of Dwarf Galaxies and Voids

Living in voids might be tangentially responsible for three small galaxies’ recent flurries of starbirth.

Galaxies

Students Discover a Galactic Eye of Horus

Undergraduate students in Japan stumbled upon a rare lensing of two distinct background galaxies.

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