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galaxy : any of the very large groups of stars and associated matter that are found throughout the universe — Webster

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Galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. Galaxies contain varying amounts of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Dark matter appears to account for around 90% of the mass of most galaxies. — Wikipedia

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Historical Overview of the Discovery of Galaxies (Earth Guide)
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Galaxies News -- ScienceDaily News and research on the formation of galaxies. From the Milky Way to Andromeda Galaxy, see astronomy images of splendid galaxies in the universe. Read the latest research discoveries.

  • New study reveals previously unseen star...
    on July 22, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    A new survey of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, combines the capabilities of the Very Large Array and the Effelsberg telescope in Germany to provide astronomers with valuable new insights into how stars much more massive than the Sun are formed.

  • A large tidal stream observed in the Sombrero...
    on July 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Astronomers have made detailed observations of a large tidal flow around the Sombrero galaxy, whose strange morphology has still not been definitively explained.

  • Supermassive black holes put a brake on stellar...
    on July 19, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Black holes with masses equivalent to millions of suns do put a brake on the birth of new stars, say astronomers. Using machine learning and three state of the art simulations to back up results from a large sky survey, the researchers resolve a 20-year long debate on the formation of stars.

  • Dark heart of the nearest radio galaxy
    on July 19, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Astronomers have imaged the heart of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail.

  • Cosmic rays help supernovae explosions pack a...
    on July 19, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    The final stage of cataclysmic explosions of dying massive stars, called supernovae, could pack an up to six times bigger punch on the surrounding interstellar gas with the help of cosmic rays, according to a new study.


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  • Image: Hubble views a faraway galaxy through a...
    on July 24, 2021 at 8:35 am

    The center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is framed by the tell-tale arcs that result from strong gravitational lensing, a striking astronomical phenomenon which can warp, magnify, or even duplicate the appearance of distant galaxies.

  • Planetary nebulae in distant galaxies
    on July 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Using data from the MUSE instrument, researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) succeeded in detecting extremely faint planetary nebulae in distant galaxies. The method used, a filter algorithm in image data processing, opens up new possibilities for cosmic distance measurement—and thus also for determining the Hubble constant.

  • GLOSTAR: Tracing atomic and molecular gas in the...
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    By combining two of the most powerful radio telescopes on Earth, an international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn, created the most sensitive maps of the radio emission of large parts of the Northern Galactic plane so far. The data were taken with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico in two different configurations and the 100-m Effelsberg telescope near Bonn. This provides for the first time a radio survey covering all […]

  • Italian astronomers inspect galaxy Markarian 509...
    on July 22, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), Italian astronomers have investigated an active galaxy known as Markarian 509. Results of the study, presented in a paper published July 14 on arXiv.org, deliver important insights into the distribution and kinematics of the galaxy's cold molecular gas.

  • A large tidal stream observed in the Sombrero...
    on July 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    According to the latest cosmological models, large spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way grew by absorbing smaller galaxies, by a sort of galactic cannibalism. Evidence for this is given by very large structures, the tidal stellar streams, which are observed around them, which are the remains of these satellite galaxies. But the full histories of the majority of these cases are hard to study, because these flows of stars are very faint, and only the remains of the most recent mergers have been […]