This new Hubble image is centered on NGC 5793, a spiral galaxy over 150 million light-years away in the constellation of Libra.
We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way -- a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing around them, and clouds of gas and dust floating in between.
M83, a nearby spiral galaxy, has recently provided astronomers and scientists with exciting new information. The latest it has to offer is a detailed black hole named MQ1, which Australian astronomers found earlier this week.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers discover one of the youngest galaxies in the universe, which has been labeled Abell2744_Y1. It is believed to have formed 650 million years after the Big Bang.
Messier 82, the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades recently exploded, also is the closest galaxy that is undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst.
An astronomer at the University of West Virginia believes he has discovered a never-before-seen hydrogen river that is flowing through space and streaming into the galaxy of NGC 6946. His discovery is attributed to the use of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope.
Stargazers may be able to see a spectacular view for the next few days--or maybe weeks. Astronomers have reported that an exploding star is lighting up the Cigar Galaxy.
Astronomers have found evidence backing up theoretically predicted divisions in the chemical composition of the stars that make up the Milky Way's disc, which suggests that stars in the inner regions of the Galactic dis were the first to form. This means that our galaxy grew from the inside-out.
Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to produce a spectacular, new mosaic image of the Southern pinwheel, a spiral galaxy that lies 15 million light-years away. The new picture reveals vibrant magentas and blues that show that the galaxy is ablaze with star formation.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular new image of a galaxy with two hearts. The picture shows the spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, set amidst the starry backdrop of space.
Astronomers have uncovered new information about the swirling clouds of gas that form stars and galaxies. By studying brilliant quasars, the scientists have found that the clouds can shift and change much more quickly than previously thought.
Astronomers have made a new discovery using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. They've found and characterized four unusually bright galaxies as they appeared more than 13 billion years ago--just 500 million years after the Big Bang.