Posts Tagged ‘galaxies’

Coma Cluster Clues

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
x-rays, chandra, nasa, galaxies, universe, clusters, coma

Scientists are learning more about one of the Universe’s largest galaxy clusters.

Fast Radio Burst Mystery

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
cosmic, mystery, high-energy, universe, astronomy, fast radio burst, radio, galactic latitude, milky way, universe, earth, relativistic objects, magnetar, galaxies, astronomical, matter

The newest cosmic mystery: four distinct high-energy flashes! (Is the Universe trying to get our attention?) Astronomers are calling them Fast Radio Bursts, but we have yet to determine their origins.

Bones of the Milky Way

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
universe, milky way, location, gas lanes, dust lanes, galaxy, galaxies, nessie, ara, spiral, bones, bone, disc

We are still refining our understanding of our own place within our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Earth’s Larger Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
milky way, galaxy, solar system, sun, earth, spitzer, telescope, very long baseline array, black hole

Astronomers realize that our Solar System is located on a longer arm in the Milky Way.

Old Problems, New Techniques

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Ryan Wyatt, Director of Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, reporting from first day of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Long Beach, California…

Most Distant Galaxy?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Astronomers have caught a glimpse of a galaxy far, far away…

Most Distant Galaxy

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a distant galaxy, 13.2 billion years in the past.

Gravitational Lensing

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

How do you size-up galaxies you can’t see? Stanford scientists are using gravitational lensing to measure the distance, age and size of galaxies far, far away.

Infant Galaxies

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Hubble’s latest image shows 13 billion-year-old infant (and still forming) galaxies.

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