Posts Tagged ‘Galaxies’

At Aeon: Dark matter search derailed by dogma?

It’s a lot like Darwinian evolution except that, in this case, people are willing to talk about it.

Black holes eat stars more often than we thought

The supermassive black holes that lie in the center of most galaxies may have far more voracious appetites than experts previously believed, according to a new study that has uncovered evidence that these behemoths shred stars 100 times more often than earlier research had suggested. Such incidents of stellar cannibalism, also known as tidal disruption […]

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Supercluster of galaxies found hidden by the Milky Way

Garching, Germany (SPX) Nov 17, 2016

An international team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown major concentration of galaxies in the constellation Vela, which they have dubbed the Vela supercluster. The gravitational attraction from…

Close galactic encounter leaves ‘nearly naked’ supermassive black hole

Charlottesville VA (SPX) Nov 04, 2016

Astronomers using the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only …

NASA announces the James Webb telescope is finished

After over two decades of construction, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finished and ready for in-depth evaluations, NASA announced Wednesday. Containing 18 hexagonal mirrors that will collect light from the farthest reached of the universe, the largest-ever space telescope is projected to launch within two years. “Today, we’re celebrating the fact that our […]

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