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LOOK: Galaxy's Huge Black Hole Puts On Spectacular Show

Space.com | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science

The supermassive black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is putting on a fireworks display of cosmic proportions. Scientists captured the brill...

Cosmic Crumbs Shed Light On 'Cannibal' Galaxy

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science

Astronomers are studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal to learn how galaxies grow. If you point a telescope near the constellations of Le...

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...

REVEALED: How Our Galaxy Got Its Strange Shape

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

The shape of the Milky Way galaxy, our solar system's home, may look a bit like a snail, but spiral galaxies haven't always had this structure, scien...

After Three Decades, 'Baby Milky Way' Finally Shows Its Face

Space.com | 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...

LOOK: Galaxy Spied By Space Telescope Is Beautiful But Rare

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

A mysterious spiral of doom — okay, just a spiral-shaped galaxy — has been captured in a new image by the Hubble Space Telescope. The object bel...

PHOTO: Galaxy Goes From Starburst To 'Star Bust'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Sometimes science can be beautiful. Just take a look at this image released by the huge new ALMA telescope in Chile. It reveals enormous gobs of cold,...

Evolution

Mario Livio | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

One of the most remarkable things that modern science has taught us is that spanning a vast range of phenomena, evolution appears to be the norm.

WATCH: Galaxy Debate Settled With Help Of Stupendous Simulation

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

Astronomers know a thing or two about galaxies, including how many there are in the universe (at least 100 billion) and the different shapes they take...

Monster Star Cluster Sports 'Extra' Arms, New Image Shows

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/06/2013 05:31 PM EST on SPACE.com Where most spiral galaxies have two twisting arms, a neighbor of the Milky Way...

Gen-Xers Shockingly Ignorant About Astronomy, Report Reveals

Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 10/23/2012 10:42 AM EDT on LiveScience Identifying your home or street from a Google E...

LOOK: 'Odd Couple' Galaxies Stun Astronomers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/06/2012 09:32 AM EDT on SPACE.com A stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured the perfec...

LOOK: Amazing Thing Scientists Found In This Spiral Galaxy

Posted 08.01.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 08/01/2012 10:59 AM EDT on SPACE.com A scintillating spiral galaxy that played host to two supernova explosions i...

PHOTO: Picture-Perfect Galaxy Imaged By Four Telescopes

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

How many telescopes does it take to photograph one galaxy? Four, it seems. This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy, also known as Messier 101 or NGC 5457...

Astronomers Agog Over Black Hole's Strange Activity

Posted 05.02.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/02/2012 07:13 AM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA space telescope has detected an incredible energy burst from a distan...