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Hubble Captures Universe’s Brightest Galaxies

According to NASA, the galaxy images, magnified through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings and arcs. The odd shapes are due largely to the foreground lensing galaxies' powerful

New Evidence Shows We Might Have Gotten Cosmic Evolution Entirely Wrong

Galaxies started out low-mass and tiny, busy forming stars. At least, that’s what we thought until astronomers spotted an inactive galaxy dubbed ZF-COSMOS-20115, according to Futurism. Just 1.7 billion years after the universe formed, ZF-COSMOS-20115 was already a quiescent, or “red and

Hubble Shows Double Galaxy Closeup

Some astronomical objects have endearing or quirky nicknames, inspired by mythology or their own appearance. Take, for example, the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the Sombrero Galaxy, the Horsehead Nebula, or even the Milky Way. However, the vast majority of cosmic objects

Scientists Puzzled Over Unique Galaxy Merger

Was 49 is the name of a system consisting of a large disk galaxy, referred to as Was 49a, merging with a much smaller "dwarf" galaxy called Was 49b. The dwarf galaxy rotates within the larger galaxy's disk, about 26,000 light-years from

Hubble Spots Two Interacting Galaxies Defying Cosmic Convention

Hubble’s trusty Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured a striking view of two interacting galaxies located some 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). According to the NASA report, the more diffuse and patchy blue glow covering

Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

Though there have been several other suspected, similarly booted black holes elsewhere, none has been confirmed so far. Astronomers think this object, detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very strong case. Weighing more than 1 billion suns, the rogue

Hubble Showcases a Remarkable Galactic Hybrid

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image showcases the remarkable galaxy UGC 12591. UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral. It lies just under 400 million light-years away from us in the westernmost region of the Pisces–Perseus Supercluster, a

Hubble Sees Spiral in Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda constellation is home to the pictured galaxy known as NGC 7640, Joinfo.com reports with reference to NASA. Many different classifications

Our home Milky Way galaxy is being pushed across the universe

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is being pushed across the universe by a large unseen force, according to new research. Although it may not seem like a friendly gesture, the newly discovered Dipole Repeller is actually helping our galaxy on its

Scientists pinpointed a mysterious deep space radio signal

Almost a decade after the first fast radio burst (FRB) was discovered, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the origin of one such signal as a dwarf galaxy in the pentagon-shaped constellation Auriga, CNN reports. Scientists originally thought the signal --