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How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:33

Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones.

Full dark-matter jacket helped failed dwarf galaxy survive galactic collision

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:47

Researchers have said that like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter.

Dwarf galaxies could help reveal supermassive black holes` origin

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:31

Astronomers have discovered more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas; this could help resolve the question as to how black holes originated and grew in the early universe.

Dwarf galaxy found crashing into a large spiral

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 21:38

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has found a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light-years from Earth.

Size, weight of Universe`s most lightweight dwarf determined

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 11:12

UC Irvine scientists have measured the least massive galaxy in the known universe, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together.

Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 13:05

Astronomers have discovered a faint dwarf galaxy and another possible young dwarf caught before it had a chance to form any stars.

Cosmic dance produces new galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, June 08, 2012, 19:05

A “tidal” dwarf galaxy (TDG) has been detected by a team of astronomers from Queen’s University, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) and their world-wide collaborators.

A rare black hole that survived galaxy destruction

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 18:07

Astronomers have spotted a rare mid-weight black hole some 290 million light-years from Earth.

Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies

Last Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 10:56

NASA`s powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.