Tag Archives: Galaxies

Hubble features ghostly galaxy for Halloween

Now here’s something really scary for Halloween: Imagine two galaxies slamming into each other and creating a monstrous wraith with ghostly glowing eyes. It’s not that far of a stretch. The Hubble Space Telescope captured just such an image, for … Continue reading

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Neutrino trackers solve a cosmic ray puzzle

An array of detectors buried under a half-mile-wide stretch of Antarctic ice has traced the path of a single neutrino back to a supermassive black hole in a faraway galaxy, shedding light on a century-old cosmic ray mystery in the … Continue reading

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Black holes photobomb Andromeda Galaxy

It turns out that even galaxies can be photobombed. Imagery from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based telescopes reveal what researchers say could be the closest-orbiting pair of supermassive black holes ever seen. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Hubble spies galaxies far, far away

Choose your movie meme: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” or “Star Wars” for May the Fourth. Either way, the Hubble Space Telescope’s newly released picture of the Abell 370 galaxy cluster is just the ticket. This composite view from … Continue reading

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Hubble sees double to mark 27 years in orbit

It’s traditional for the team behind the Hubble Space Telescope to release a jaw-dropping picture to celebrate the anniversary of the observatory’s launch in April 1990, and this year’s image might well rate a double jaw drop. The science team’s … Continue reading

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Hubble boosts galaxy count by factor of 10

It looks as if astronomers have been way, way off on their galaxy counts: A new analysis of data from the Hubble Space Telescope suggests that the observable universe holds at least 2 trillion galaxies, which is 10 times the previous … Continue reading

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This galaxy is made of 99.99% dark matter

About 85 percent of the mass of the universe consists of mysterious stuff known as dark matter, but a galaxy called Dragonfly 44 appears to be even darker: 99.99 percent dark, according to newly published findings. Dragonfly 44, which lies about … Continue reading

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