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Fast and Furious: Violent Short-Lived Stars Stunt Galaxy Growth
Science & Tech  (tags: Chile, galaxies, stars, science, research, NewTechnology, space, study, fascinating )

- 1790 days ago -
New observations by a powerful telescope in Chile have revealed clues into why some galaxies experience a frenetic period of rapid star birth, only to see those stellar newborns starve future generations of stars.
50 Best Natural History Blogs
Science & Tech  (tags: Natural History, Astronomy, Science, Galaxies, Space )

- 2720 days ago -
From the most distant galaxies to the imperceptible quasar, the scientific principles driving the universe lead millions to study them in depth and attempt to make sense of any mysteries.
Brightest Ever 'Starburst' Spotted in Space After Two Huge Galaxies Collide
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, space, galaxies, starburst )

- 2764 days ago -
Astronomers have spotted a stunning burst of light as new stars are formed that beams out as much infrared light as an entire galaxy.The collision of two spiral galaxies has triggered this explosion, which is cloaked by dust that renders its stars nearly
Galaxy NGC 2683: Spiral Edge On
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, scientists, galaxies )

- 2808 days ago -
Does spiral galaxy NGC 2683 have a bar across its center? Being so nearly like our own barred Milky Way Galaxy, one might guess it has. Being so nearly edge-on, however, it is hard to tell.
Galaxy Superclusters Found Tracing the Distribution of Dark Matter Throughout the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, scientists, space, galaxies, physics )

- 2832 days ago -
Matter in the Universe is distributed in a highly clustered fashion; stars congregate in galaxies and galaxies clump together, forming enormous clusters surrounded by vast, empty spaces.
Where Did Today's Spiral Galaxies Come From?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, astronomy, galaxies, ancient, research, investigation )

- 3056 days ago -
Hubble shows that the beautiful spirals galaxies of the modern Universe were the ugly ducklings of six billion years ago. If confirmed, the finding highlights the importance to many galaxies of collisions and mergers in the recent past. It also pro
Picture of the Day - Trio of Galaxies Mixes It Up
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, astronomy, galaxies, Hubble Space Telescope, colliding galaxies )

- 3059 days ago -
Though they are the largest and most widely scattered objects in the universe, galaxies do go bump in the night. The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed many pairs of galaxies colliding. Like snowflakes, no two examples look exactly alike. This is one
Spiral Galaxies: Exploring the Baffling Boxy Bulge
Science & Tech  (tags: Spiral, Galaxies, Boxy )

- 3129 days ago -
When targeting spiral galaxy bulges, astronomers often seek edge-on galaxies, as their bulges are more easily distinguishable from the disc.
Discovery: New Planet Found To Be Younger Than 2000 Years Of Age
Science & Tech  (tags: planet, star, galaxies, space, science )

- 3729 days ago -
There are billion of planets out there that much much older than our. Earth was estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. To find planets that are younger than our is possible, but there aren't so many planets that are younger than Earth. UK team just fou
Astronomy Picture of the Day - 2008 February 24 - NGC 4676: When Mice Collide
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, galaxies, "The Mice", Hubble, NASA )

- 3768 days ago -
These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart. Known as " The Mice" because they have such long tails, each spiral galaxy has likely already passed through the other. They will probably collide again and again until they coalesce.
Light Echoes Whisper the Distance to a Star
Science & Tech  (tags: science, news, technology, astronomers, Cepheid, distance, galaxies, nebula, star, telescope, astronomy, research, discovery, space, study )

- 3781 days ago -
An ESO telescope measured the distance of a bright star located towards the constellation of Puppis ('the Stern') Cepheid.Observations of the echoes on several nebula features found the distance of RS Pup was 6500 light years,plus or minus 90 years.
How Do Scientists Know the Universe Is Expanding?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, astronomer, Edwin Hubble, science, scientists, research, the universe, Albert Einstein, galaxies, theory, space, interesting )

- 3802 days ago -
We thought we'd ask Geza Gyuk, Director of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium and a research scientist at the University of Chicago. Here's what he said:
Earliest Galaxies Had Building Blocks of Life
Science & Tech  (tags: galaxies, stars, life, supernova, compjter simulations, science )

- 3845 days ago -
The earliest galaxies may have contained Population III stars, some 100 times the mass of our sun. Such stars could have polluted galaxies with life-supporting supernova debris at least 500 million years earlier than current models predict.
"Teenage" Galaxies Give Hints of Early Milky Way
Science & Tech  (tags: space, study, research, science, scientists, galaxies, milky way )

- 3855 days ago -
LONDON (Reuters) - The young building blocks of galaxies similar to the Milky Way have been spotted for the first time by astronomers, giving a tantalizing glimpse of how our stellar backyard may have formed.
Watching Galaxies Grow Old Gracefully
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, galaxies, stars, black holes, nasa, scientists, space, interesting )

- 3866 days ago -
NASA has an interesting article titled "Watching Galaxies Grow Old Gracefully" in their Mission News. It describes the life cycle of a galaxy and features images of galaxies in different stages of development.

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