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Image credit: Turner et al. Cloud D is the brightest part of this radio wave image, lit up by 7,000 O type stars. The white spots are star clusters and the blue background is a Hubble image of NGC 5253

Millions of Stars Are Forming in Small nearby Galaxy

Recently scientists have observed a dwarf galaxy in the process of forming stars with an unusual rate in regard to its size. The supernebula in the galaxy seems to be regarded as a throwback to a time when huge star clusters were created, which could enable us to have a […]

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Image credit: Hubble image of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This is a composite of data capturing a broad range of wavelengths, revealing the correlation of the gas clouds and stars in the galaxy / ESA, NASA & A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Image of Galactic Merger Taken by Hubble

The spiral galaxy NGC 7714, a nearby neighbor of Earth, has moved closely to another galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope has observed this amazing interaction of such merging pair, known as Arp 284 to the astronomers, because and its spindly arms are spotted to be twisted out of shape and long streams […]

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Image credit: NASA/ESA

Stunning Video Takes You Inside The Largest Photograph Ever

Recently NASA and ESA have published the largest and clearest picture of Andromeda, our galactic neighbor so far. Such picture of 1.5 billion pixel have been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope with each tiny dot of light in the image representing one of 1 trillion stars in the galaxy and many […]

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Image credit: Antennae galaxies (NGC 4038 & 4039) Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Half of Stars Could Exist Outside Galaxies

Stars and planets are usually thought to exist nicely within galaxies. We are sure that occasionally there are events that push a star outside of the galaxy and it was destined to go around the universe itself, which happened rarely based on previous assumption. However, the latest research led by […]

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Image credit: Artist concept of matter swirling around a black hole / NASA/Dana Berry/SkyWorks Digital

Lucky Star Escapes Black Hole, Losing Jupiter-Sized Chunk

As the closest near-miss event was observed near the Milky Way, one fortunate star did escape a supermassive black hole without obvious damage. As a result, a Jupiter-sized bite was taken out of this nearby star by such black hole, however it was lucky enough not to be wholly swallowed […]

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Image credit: Some of the many thousands of merging galaxies identified within the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey / Simon Driver and Aaron Robotham, ICRAR

Monster Galaxies Bulk Up by Eating Smaller Neighbors

According to the latest survey targeting on 22,000 galaxies, massive galaxies have ended up in producing their own stars, but begin with gobbling small nearby galaxies instead. In our own galaxy: Milky Way, we still can observe the remains of engulfed galaxies, however, it would take its comeuppance finally, because, […]

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Image credit: NASA/Hubble Space Telescope. Collision of spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 216.

13.7 Billion Years of Galaxy Formation in 46 Seconds

Galaxies are thought to be vast systems consisting of planets, stars, dust, gas as well as dark matter which are bound together by gravity. Based on scientific estimation, there are as many as 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe and their sizes are different, ranging from tens of millions of […]

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