Galaxy hunters find footprints from mysterious ‘monster’

Astronomers accidentally caught a glimpse of an "invisible" galaxy so mysterious that scientists weren't sure it actually existed.

U. Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
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Floating galaxy’s radio burst sheds light on galactic halos

Pulses of a fast radio burst from a distant galaxy lasted less than the time it takes to blink. But that was enough to get some new info on galactic halos.

U. Washington | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
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Giant black holes and their galaxies grow up side-by-side

Supermassive black holes and the galaxies where they reside grow in tandem, even "self-correcting" when one outpaces the other.

Jim Shelton-Yale | Sept. 30, 2019 | futurity
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The 2 types of Seyfert galaxies are actually the same

New research could resolve a debate about the identity of bright objects at the center of certain galaxies.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
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Millions of virtual universes hint at how galaxies form

Creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies is a powerful new approach to studying galaxy formation.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
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Clouds ‘cloak’ black hole from the early universe

Researchers have discovered the first evidence of a cloaked black hole in the early universe, existing just 850 million years after the Big Bang.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
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Plasma in space isn’t as viscous as we thought

"...plasma behavior is more similar to the swirling motions of milk stirred in a coffee mug than the smoother ones that honey makes.”

Louise Lerner-Chicago | July 2, 2019 | futurity
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‘Halos’ of invisible matter drive galactic ecosystems

Astronomers are investigating invisible matter and the workings of the galactic ecosystem.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | June 26, 2019 | futurity
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Dwarf galaxy’s black hole is way smaller than we thought

The black hole at the center of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4395 is around 40 times smaller than astronomers than previously believed.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | June 21, 2019 | futurity
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Nobody predicted this galaxy would be so lonely

Astronomers examined a Milky Way-sized galaxy called Messier 94 and "...the result is something the simulations don't predict."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Jan. 14, 2019 | futurity
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