spiral galaxies

New tool can map birth, evolution of galaxies


August 17th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Astrophysicists have developed a new computational approach that can accurately map the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years. It can also ... Read more...

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Astronomers identify extremely unusual galaxy


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Astronomers have identified an extremely rare galaxy resembling an emerald-cut diamond, a shape totally unlike any other in existence.Astronomers from Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Finland discovered ... Read more...

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Astronomers find supermassive black holes


September 1st, 2011 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, NASA said Wednesday.Approximately 160 million light years from ... Read more...

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Thick disc of older stars discovered in nearby Andromeda galaxy


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified for the first time a thick stellar disc in the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way.According to an international ... Read more...

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A spiral picture-perfect galaxy!


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A spiral galaxy, NGC 3621, about 22 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Snake), is just a picture-perfect one, suggests its new photographs.Joe ... Read more...

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How cosmic dust shape the twinkling stars


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Want to know about the formation of stars? Well, scientists have found that cosmic dust is a vital ingredient that shapes them.Astronomers also said that is important for ... Read more...

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Long-standing mystery behind Saturn’s rings solved


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft have finally revealed the answer to the perplexing behaviour of one of the most dynamic regions in Saturn's rings.The answer is: the ... Read more...

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M81’s ‘halo’ offers insight into formation of galaxies


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): The 'halo' of M81, a galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major, has shed new light on galaxy formation.Until now, ground-based telescopes have only observed individual stars in the ... Read more...

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Galaxy merger dilemma solved


April 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A long-standing dilemma about the mass of infrared bright merging galaxies has finally been solved by scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).Dr. Barry Rothberg along with ... Read more...

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Beautiful spiral galaxies were ‘ugly ducklings’ 6 bln yrs ago


February 5th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 5 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the beautiful spirals galaxies of the modern Universe were the ugly ducklings of six billion years ago.Using data from the ... Read more...

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How galaxy disks are stirred vigorously


January 8th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, January 8 (ANI): In a new research, astronomers have shown that in spiral galaxies containing a central bar, which is an elongated structure composed of stars, a vigorous mixing of stars ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot earliest galaxies in Universe from Big Bang epoch


January 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Astronomers, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, have broken the distance limit for galaxies by uncovering a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies, which date back to ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists detect gamma rays emitting from heart of distant galaxy


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Astrophysicists have used the H.E.S.S. telescopes to detect gamma rays emitting from the heart of the NGC 253 galaxy.At a distance of some twelve million light years away, ... Read more...

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Astronomers see high-speed galaxy collision in action


July 10th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Astronomers at the Chandra X-ray Observatory have spotted a galaxy collision in action, with one galaxy passing through the core of other galaxies at almost 2 million miles ... Read more...

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Hubble provides new evidence for dark matter around small galaxies


March 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strong new line of evidence that halos of dark matter are embedded around small galaxies.Looking into the turbulent center ... Read more...

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Public votes for handshake galaxies as Hubbles next target


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): In an online vote, the public has voted for a pair of close-knit galaxies that look like they are shaking hands, as the next target for observation ... Read more...

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New theory says galaxies formed due to intensive cosmic streams of cold gas


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Cosmologists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have come up with a new theory as to how galaxies were formed in the Universe billions of years ago, ... Read more...

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Astronomers see stars bursting from dusty cocoons in distant galaxy


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Jan 22 (ANI): Astronomers have uncovered a host of new young, massive and dusty stellar nurseries in nearby galaxy NGC 253, which are, in a way, bursting from their cocoons.Astronomers ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover missing link in galaxy evolution


November 26th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers at the University of Nottingham in the UK have identified a type of galaxy that could be the missing link in our understanding of galaxy evolution.The ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot galaxy as it appeared 2 billion years after the Big Bang


October 9th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and their colleagues used a rare cosmic alignment and modern adaptive optics to reveal a galaxy as it appeared ... Read more...

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Hubble captures rare alignment between two spiral galaxies


September 17th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): NASAs Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rare alignment between two spiral galaxies, with images showing the outer rim of a small, foreground galaxy silhouetted in front ... Read more...

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Barred spiral galaxies came quite late in the Universe


July 30th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a landmark study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that so-called barred spiral ... Read more...

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Siamese twin galaxies in a gentle gravitational embrace


June 27th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Astronomers at Gemini Observatory have imaged two nearly identical spiral galaxies in Virgo, which is 90 million light years away, in the early stages of a gentle ... Read more...

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Previously unseen galactic cannibalism revealed by radio telescopes


June 24th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Radio-telescope images have revealed previously-unseen galactic cannibalism - a triggering event that leads to feeding frenzies by gigantic black holes at the cores of galaxies.Astronomers have long ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover ancestors of Milky Way-type galaxies


January 9th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered galaxies in the distant universe that are ancestors of spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way.Discovered by astronomers at Rutgers and Penn state universities, these ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot elusive bird shaped triple cosmic collision


December 21st, 2007 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Munich, Dec 21 (ANI): A very rare case of a bird shaped collision of three galaxies, has been spotted by astronomers using ESOs (European Southern Observatory) Very Large Telescope.Because of the ... Read more...

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Images of 11 billion year-old galaxies suggest galactic formation occurred earlier than believed


December 18th, 2007 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A team of Japanese astronomers has obtained images of galaxies dating 11 billion years, which indicates that a majority of galactic formation occurred earlier than previously estimated. The images ... Read more...

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‘Galaxy Zoo’ project throws up a surprisingly ‘lopsided’ universe


November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
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