Galactic collision helped shape the Milky Way 11.5B years ago

"This is the first time we have been able to determine when such a merger happened."

Jim Shelton-Yale | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies milky-way space stars

Team pinpoints the galactic origins of closest fast radio burst

Researchers have nailed down the origin of a fast radio burst from space, but their discovery also adds to the mystery of FRBs.

Justin Dupuis-McGill | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies radio-waves space

Superfast star launched from black hole at Milky Way’s center

"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return."

Jocelyn Duffy-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes galaxies milky-way space stars

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
~4 mins   

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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
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies space

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
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes galaxies space

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
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes galaxies light space

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
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers galaxies space stars

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
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes galaxies quasar space

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
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies plasma space

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