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Dwarf galaxies dancing around larger ones question universe formation theories

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 16:04

Several dwarf galaxies that `dance` throughout the universe in arranged disc-shaped orbits around larger ones makes it more difficult to understand how the universe was formed and evolved, according to a new study.

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.

Stream of stars in Andromeda galaxy shows cosmic collision

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:05

Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute have detected a stream of stars in one of the Andromeda Galaxy`s outer satellite galaxies, a dwarf galaxy called Andromeda II.

Milky Way, Andromeda collided 10 bn years ago?

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 15:20

Our Milky Way smashed into its neighbouring Andromeda galaxy around 10 billion years ago, European astronomers suggest.

NASA finds `bonanza` of black holes in galaxy next door

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 11:32

Data from NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory have helped astronomers to discover an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way.

Rare comet to light up evening sky this month

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 09:04

A comet with a glowing tail will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month, experts have revealed.

Pancake-like structure spotted in Andromeda galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 20:07

Astronomers have found a group of dwarf galaxies moving in unison in the vicinity of the Andromeda Galaxy.

`Milky Way destined for collision with Andromeda galaxy`

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 10:38

NASA astronomers have predicted a titanic collision between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy.

Rogue stars ejected from Milky Way found in intergalactic space

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 12:39

Researchers have identified a group of more than 675 stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way that they argue are hypervelocity stars that have been ejected from the galactic core.

NASA releases first images from WISE spacecraft

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 08:38

A glowing comet. A star-forming cloud. A new view of the Andromeda galaxy. A dense galaxy cluster.

Astronomers discover new tidal streams in Andromeda Galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2010, 19:49

An international team of astronomers has identified two new tidal streams in the Andromeda Galaxy, the remnants of dwarf galaxies consumed by our large galactic neighbor.

No strain for Andromeda: Galaxy is cosmic cannibal

Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2009, 13:37

Our nearest major galactic neighbor is a cosmic cannibal. And it`s heading this way eventually. Astronomers have long suspected Andromeda of being a space predator, consuming dwarf galaxies that wander too close.