The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) has captured a spectacular, detailed image of one of the most fascinating regions of the universe. It's taken a picture of an area where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding with one another.
While some galaxies are veritable star nurseries, others went barren years ago. Yet what causes some galaxies to produce new stars while others go silent? That's a good question and now, astronomers may have found the answer.
Astronomers have made a somewhat unusual finding. They've found a galaxy that looks old, but exists in a young universe. The findings reveal a bit more about galaxy formation and tell them a bit more about the early universe.
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.