A tiny galaxy, an ultracompact dwarf, has a feature that astronomers didn't expect to find. It turns out that this small galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole, suggesting that these huge black holes may be far more common than previously thought.
Why are there so many disc galaxies like our Milky Way in the universe? Astronomers may have found the reason, thanks to ALMA.
Scientists have made new strides when it comes to cataloguing the stars in our Milky Way galaxy. They've found that no fewer than 219 million stars are located in our home galaxy, revealing a bit more about the features of the Milky Way.
Elliptical galaxies have long been considered as being made up of old stars that move randomly within them. Now, though, scientists have taken a closer look at giant elliptical galaxies and have made some new findings when it comes to how they move.
Our Milky Way galaxy isn't alone. Astronomers have found that it's part of a newly identified and huge supercluster of galaxies, which have been dubbed "Laniakea," which means "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.
Astronomers may have just caught the first glimpse of the earliest stages of galaxy construction. They've spotted a building site, nicknamed "Sparky," that is a developing galaxy containing a dense core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars.
Scientists may have just taken one step closer to uncovering the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes our universe. The findings could tell researchers a bit more about how galaxies were first formed.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best view yet of two colliding galaxies that merged when the universe was only half of its current age. The latest image reveals a bit more about how these events occur in our universe.
Astronomers have managed to view the "Whirlpool Galaxy," Messier 51, with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in a frequency range just above those of commercial FM radio stations.
Astronomers have spotted a stream of gas that's a staggering 2.6 million light years long with the help of the William E. Gordon Telescope.
Astronomers have discovered one of the most distant galaxies to date. Not only that but the galaxy, which breaks the previous record holder by 200 million years, also serves as a cosmic magnifying glass, revealing new clues about the early universe.