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Massive galaxies were formed by collisions billions of years after Big Bang

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 11:34

A new research from the Niels Bohr Institute has shown that massive galaxies were formed by explosive star formation that was set in motion by the collision of galaxies a few billion years after the Big Bang.

Active supermassive black holes discovered in merging galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:57

A team of astronomers have found at least one supermassive black holes almost always becomes active and luminous by accreting a large amount of material in luminous, gas-rich, merging galaxies.

Astronomers discover river of hydrogen flowing through space

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:24

Astronomers have discovered a river of hydrogen flowing through space and into a nearby galaxy.

Astronomers get first glimpse of `glue` of universe

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:27

Astronomers have found a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing for the first time part of the network of filaments believed to connect galaxies in a cosmic web.

Newly discovered galaxy puzzles astronomers

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 18:18

Researchers are puzzled over their new discovery of Himiko, which is an enormous galaxy, with a hot glowing gaseous halo extending over 55,000 light-years.

Bar-shaped features in spiral galaxies accelerate ageing process

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:53

Astronomers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered that bar-shaped features in spiral galaxies accelerate the galaxy ageing process.

Hubble space telescope finds deep sea of small, faint early galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 12:39

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has found the long-suspected underlying population of galaxies, which produced the bulk of new stars during the universe`s early years.

Ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations launched

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:47

A team of many astrophysicists have launched an ambitious new multiyear project - named AGORA (Assembling Galaxies of Resolved Anatomy) - to understand and resolve inconsistencies among different galaxy formation simulations.

New pics of nearby starburst galaxy reveal hidden details

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:45

Astronomers using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation`s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82.

Early universe was less dusty than believed

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 18:10

Dust may be more rare - even 100 times less - than expected in galaxies of the early Universe, a new study has found.

44 million stars and galaxies mapped

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 21:58

Astronomers have created a new catalogue of the universe that covers 35 per cent of the sky and includes 44 million stars and galaxies that have been seen at least twice.

Trio of primitive galaxies discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:25

Astronomers have discovered a far-flung trio of primitive galaxies that are nestled inside an enormous blob of primordial gas nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth.