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The Violent History Of The Magellanic Clouds

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Two peacock-shaped gaseous clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) by observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).


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A Runaway Star Ejected From The Galactic Heart Of Darkness

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago.

NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst

NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst

NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug. 20.


Galactic Fountains And Carousels: Order Emerging From Chaos

Galactic Fountains And Carousels: Order Emerging From Chaos

Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies


TESS Presents Panorama Of The Southern Sky

TESS Presents Panorama Of The Southern Sky

The glow of the Milky Way -- our galaxy seen edgewise -- arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).


Hubble Views a Not-So-Lonely Galaxy

Hubble Views a Not-So-Lonely Galaxy

Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos -- but looks can be deceiving.


Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out Of A Galaxy

Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out Of A Galaxy

Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego's Alison Coil, Rhodes College's David Rupke and a group of collaborators from around the world made a novel discovery.


The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula

The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula

A carved-out cloud of gas and dust looks like a celestial jack-o'-lantern in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.


Trillions Of Stars in Messier 98

Trillions Of Stars in Messier 98

This Hubble Picture of the Week shows the spiral galaxy Messier 98, which is located about 45 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair).


Hubble Captures Cosmic Face

Hubble Captures Cosmic Face

In celebration of Halloween, this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face.


Chandra Spots a Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making

Chandra Spots a Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making

Astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have put together a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters.


First Identification Of A Heavy Element Born From Neutron Star Collision

First Identification Of A Heavy Element Born From Neutron Star Collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron stars.


New Measurement Of Hubble Constant Adds To Cosmic Mystery

New Measurement Of Hubble Constant Adds To Cosmic Mystery

New measurements of the rate of expansion of the universe, led by astronomers at the University of California, Davis, add to a growing mystery: Estimates of a fundamental constant made with different methods keep giving different results.


Astronomers Discover Monster Galaxy Lurking In Distant Dust Clouds

Astronomers Discover Monster Galaxy Lurking In Distant Dust Clouds

A team of astronomers including assistant professor Kate Whitaker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports today that they have by chance discovered faint traces of a huge galaxy never seen before, dating from the early universe.


Gravity Crystals: A New Method For Exploring The Physics Of White Dwarf Stars

Gravity Crystals: A New Method For Exploring The Physics Of White Dwarf Stars

Grab a mixing bowl from your kitchen, throw in a handful of aluminum balls, apply some high voltage, and watch an elegant dance unfold where particles re-arrange themselves into a distinct "crystal" pattern.


A Star Is Born: Using Lasers To Study How Star Stuff Is Made

A Star Is Born: Using Lasers To Study How Star Stuff Is Made

On a typical day at the world's biggest laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California, you can find scientists casually making star-like conditions using 192 high-powered lasers.


Stormy Cluster Weather Could Unleash Black Hole Power And Explain Lack Of Cosmic Cooling

Stormy Cluster Weather Could Unleash Black Hole Power And Explain Lack Of Cosmic Cooling

"Weather" in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge.


Gas Waterfalls Reveal Infant Planets Around Young Star

Gas Waterfalls Reveal Infant Planets Around Young Star

The birthplaces of planets are disks made out of gas and dust.



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