Why do starburst galaxies "burst?" Now, scientists may have found out why by dissecting a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, a starburst galaxy close to the Milky Way.
Scientists have uncovered a startling new discovery in the heart of what they thought was a "boring" galaxy. They've discovered a supermassive black hole explosively heating and blasting the gas in the galaxy, creating a type of galactic storm.
Say "cheese!" The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the galaxy cluster SDS J1038+4849 that makes it look as if the galaxy itself is smiling. But the new image isn't just a pretty face; it also tells astronomers a bit more about this galaxy.
Astronomers may have discovered a hidden galaxy, called Galaxy X. Veiled behind clouds of dust, the dark-matter-dominated galaxy is marked by a cluster of young, pulsating stars.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the evolution and formation of hundreds of nearby galaxies. Now, they're unveiling new scientific images of these galaxies that reveal their internal structure and interaction among one another.
Astronomers have discovered faint plumes extending from a nearby spiral galaxy, revealing unprecedented details about this object. The findings could tell researchers a bit more about spiral galaxies in general.
Scientists have found that some galaxies die young. It turns out that galaxies can die early because the gas they need to make new stars is suddenly ejected.
Our galaxy could be a massive wormhole, according to a new study. Based on the latest evidence and theories, the Milky Way could also potentially be "stable and navigable," which could prompt researchers to re-think dark matter.
Scientists have managed to create a unique map of enigmatic molecules in our galaxy that are responsible for puzzling features in the light from stars
Astronomers may have found the "perfect storm" for ending star formation.
It turns out that when it comes to creating new stars, a cool cosmic environment is the best policy. Scientists have discovered a surge of warm gas that flowed into a nearby galaxy extinguished star formation by agitating the available chilled gas.