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New simulations provide clues to galaxies` mass

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 09:58

A new set of simulations have revealed that the energy released by individual stars within galaxies can have a substantial effect on where matter is located in the universe.

Why giant elliptical galaxies have few young stars

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:40

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has shed light on the mystery over why giant elliptical galaxies have few, if any, young stars.

Why `starbursts` take place when galaxies collide

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 19:36

Researchers have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called `starbursts`) take place when galaxies collide.

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:26

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

How supernova looks like before its death

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:36

A powerful, new three-dimensional model has provided fresh insight into the turbulent death throes of supernovas.

Scientists complete largest survey of cosmic dust in local galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:27

Scientists have used data from ESA `s Herschel space observatory to complete the largest census of dust in local galaxies.

Milky Way`s location among `Council of Giants` mapped

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:43

Researchers have found that the Milky Way and Andromeda are encircled by twelve large galaxies arranged in a ring about 24-light-years across.

Faint strings of galaxies found inside empty spaces

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 16:23

Astronomers from The University of Western Australia node of the ICRAR have found short strings of faint galaxies in what were previously thought to be extremely empty parts of space.

Spin speed determines size of spiral galaxies

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 13:23

Australian astronomers have discovered what makes some spiral galaxies fat and bulging while others flat discs - it`s all about how fast they spin.

Why some spiral galaxies are fat and bulging while others are flat discs

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:13

Astronomers have found the reason behind some spiral galaxies being fat and bulging while others being just are flat discs, claiming that it`s all about how fast they spin.

Bullying black holes prevent star formation in nearby elliptical galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:52

A new research has found that massive elliptical galaxies in the nearby Universe contain plenty of cold gas, but still they fail to produce new stars as jets from the central supermassive black hole heat or stir up the gas.

What actually happens when a star is sucked in by a black hole

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:04

A new research has tried to show what exactly happens during the destruction of a star as it falls into a black hole.