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  • The long and winding arms

    Barred spiral galaxies present astronomical challenges.

    The barred spiral galaxy NGC 3887, seen here as viewed by the Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Te...

    Astronomy March 11, 2020
  • A spiral with a past

    Hubble spots a galaxy discovered centuries ago.

    This image of the archetypal spiral galaxy, known as NGC 691, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. N...

    Astronomy March 3, 2020
  • Beyond the Sombrero’s brim

    Hubble data suggests a turbulent past.

    New data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope suggests the smooth, settled “brim” of the distant but distinctive Sombre...

    Astronomy February 23, 2020
  • Evolution of an unusual monster galaxy

    XMM-2599 lived fast and died young in the very early Universe.

    Astronomers have discovered an unusual monster galaxy that existed about 12 billion years ago. Using the WM Keck Obs...

    Astronomy February 6, 2020
  • Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn

    Gas halos fed supermassive black holes, astronomers say.

    Astronomers using the European Space Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) report observing reservoirs of cool gas...

    Space December 20, 2019
  • Hidden in plain sight

    ALMA spots most distant dusty galaxy.

    Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) have spotted the light of a massive galaxy ...

    Space December 12, 2019
  • Welcome to supernova central

    NGC 5468 has seen some action over the years.

    Supernovae are born when stars explode, and we know that galaxy NGC 5468 has hosted a number of such events in the pa...

    Space December 9, 2019
  • A dozen space doppelgangers

    Hubble captures a unique view of the Sunburst Arc.

    This image, captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows an astronomical object whose image is multiplie...

    Space November 10, 2019
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    A monster galaxy found lurking in the shadows

    The footprints of a monster galaxy 12.5 billion years in the past.

    Astronomers have accidentally discovered the footprints of a monster galaxy in the early Universe that has never been...

    ASC Edits October 23, 2019
  • Rare view of a jellyfish galaxy

    Blend of gases captured between several telescopes.

    The rather uninspired name of this jellyfish galaxy, ESO 137-001, belies this breathtaking image, created by composit...

    Astronomy October 6, 2019
  • Galaxy caught ejecting gas

    Telescopes capture stellar feedback in action.

    New observations of the galaxy NGC 3351, also known as Messier 95, have shown stellar feedback in action. This is th...

    Astronomy September 22, 2019
  • A new view of Messier 81

    Infrared image released to celebrate Spitzer’s sweet 16.

    One of the first datasets publicly released after the launch of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in August 2003 was for...

    Astronomy September 9, 2019
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