Andromeda

  • SpaceWrap: Showtime for OSIRIS-REx

    Plus more about the Moon, Betelgeuse and GCs.

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is ready for business. When it descends toward the surface of Bennu next Tuesday, it wil...

    Astronomy October 16, 2020
  • Snapshot

    Panoramic view of the northern sky

    TESS mosaic made possible by a year of work.

    NASA has released a new panorama of the northern sky, courtesy of its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). T...

    Astronomy October 6, 2020
  • Our nearest neighbour has quite a halo

    Scientists take a good look around the Andromeda galaxy.

    The immense gas halo around our nearest neighbouring galaxy is already bumping into our own, scientists suggest.U...

    Astrophysics August 29, 2020
  • History of Andromeda’s galactic cannibalism

    Findings could shed light on the fate of the Milky Way.

    In a cosmic detective story of interstellar proportions, astronomers sifting through faint signatures in the halo of ...

    Astronomy October 2, 2019
  • The Andromeda galaxy, as you’ve never seen it before

    State-of-the-art sky-surveying camera produces exciting early results.

    The Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, which only went into operation at the Palomar Observatory in California in Mar...

    Space February 12, 2019
  • Evidence of galactic cannibalism detected in Andromeda

    Astronomers have found that the neighbouring galaxy devoured a lost sibling of the Milky Way two ...

    The Andromeda galaxy shredded and cannibalised a massive galaxy two billion years ago, a new study published in Natur...

    Space July 26, 2018
  • The galactic tide coming our way

    The same force responsible for moving oceans will also rip our galaxy apart.

    Southern Hemisphere stargazers have it good. From anywhere on Earth, on a very dark night, the band of the Milky Way ...

    Space July 3, 2018
  • Starspots seen on zeta Andromedae

    The star's internal processes are different from our Sun's. Probing them may provide glim...

    A close-up timelapse image of the fast-rotating star zeta Andromedae. Starspots can be seen clearly. – Rachael Roette...

    Space May 4, 2016
  • Pulsing neutron star spotted in Andromeda galaxy

    The European Space Agency says a possible binary system would be the first seen in our nearest ne...

    Inset shows the light curve of the source, a possible neutron star, as analysed by XMM-Newton's European Photon Imagi...

    Space April 4, 2016
  • Merging galaxies: the bigger guy wins

    As part of our Lab Talk series, Luke Davies explains what happens when galaxies collide.

    Photo of the Milky Way which is on course to eventually merge with the Andromeda galaxy. – Miles Bowers Photography /...

    Space June 1, 2015
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