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Galaxy Formation

The Music of the Galaxies

Mario Livio | Posted 10.05.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

In spite of its limited scientific value as an illustration of galaxy evolution, Hubble's musical tuning fork continues to provide an almost poetic depiction of the beautifully rich cosmic treasure of galaxies. In this sense, it is the modern equivalent of the "music of the spheres" of antiquity.

WATCH: How Violent Collision Gave Nearby Galaxy Its Arms

natureheader | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

The Andromeda galaxy got its peculiar ring-like spiral arms in a collision with a dwarf galaxy around 900 million years ago, a computer simulation sug...

After Three Decades, 'Baby Milky Way' Finally Shows Its Face | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

Astronomers have gotten their first clear look at a galaxy in the very early universe that could have evolved into a structure somewhat like the Milk...

WATCH: Rare View Of Colossal Galaxy Collision

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/22/2013 01:05 PM EDT on Astronomers have caught two big ancient galaxies in the act of colliding, shedding ...

Catastrophic Event In Early Universe Could Explain Why Galaxies Stop Growing

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A 'catastrophic event' halted the birth of new stars in an infant galaxy 10 billion years ago, scientists revealed today. They believe this may exp...