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The Milky Way Galaxy Resides in the Biggest Void in the Universe

This void is estimated to have a diameter of 1 billion light years.

The immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than previously measured.

Galaxies 'Waste' Heavy Elements That can Potentially Form Planets

New data reveals how galaxies are "wasting" heavy elements such as oxygen, carbon and iron by ejecting them into deep space to form halos.

XSP: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera Images

Scientists Say 'Red Geysers' Make Dormant Galaxies

Galaxies have turned into deserts without young stars billions of years ago due to galactic warming. The phenomenon has puzzled astronomers to identify the process that makes the gas in these galaxies too energetic and hot to make stars.

Color image of the cluster taken with Hubble Space Telescope (images in three different filters were combined to make an RGB image). In the inset we show three spectra of the multiply imaged systems. They have peaks at the same wavelength, hence showing t

This is the Faintest and Most Distant Galaxy Ever Detected

Astronomers have detected the faintest galaxy ever at 13 billion light years away from Earth.

This spiral snowflake galaxy hosts a supermassive black hole inside.

Hubble Captures Perfect Snowflake Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope just spotted a very bright spiral galaxy, resembling a snowflake and emitting powerful X-ray beams.

Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of AGC 198691, created using 20 minute exposures obtained through the V (F606W) and I (F814W) filters.

Mysterious Faint Galaxy With Lowest Metals Ever Provide Clues About Big Bang

Astronomers detected a faint, small galaxy, possessing the least number of heavy elements ever, providing clues about the birth of the universe.

Monster galaxies are believed to form inside dark matter webs.

Monster Galaxies Found Wrapped Within Dark Matter Web

Astronomers detected a cluster of massive baby galaxies, wrapped within a web of dark matter, providing clues about the evolution of early galaxies.

Galaxy clusters

Astronomers Discover Galaxies Die From the Center when it Stops Creating Stars

New research suggests when a galaxy stops forming stars at its heart, it begins its procession toward its death.

Detecting dark matter

Scientists Suggest Dark Matter Not Completely 'Dark' After All

With this new method, scientists have mapped out dark matter inside four colliding galaxies.

Map of Dark Matter

New Maps Show the Cosmic Scale of Dark Matter

The maps show clumps and voids of dark matter in a patch of sky covering around two million galaxies and features hundreds of millions of light years across.


'Eye of Sauron' Helps in Accurately Measuring Galactic Distances

NGC4151 is also pivotal in the acquisition of accurate measurements of black hole masses.

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will eventually combine, after 5 billion years.

In 5 Billion Years, the Milky Way Will Be "Eaten" by the Andromeda Galaxy

The universe has its own system of survivalism and in the most natural sense, the bigger ones get to "eat" the smaller, weaker ones.

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