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  • Galaxies help zoom in on remote quasars

    A photo of the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Hawaii with an image atop Haleakala, Maui, with an image of the Trifid Nebula taken by the telescope, thrown in for colourful effect. Credit: PS1 Science Consortium.

    Astronomers believe they have found a new way to map the turbulent zones surrounding supermassive black...

     
  • Space camera zooms in on dark energy riddle

    Part of the camera's first image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration

    Astronomers believe they may be on course to crack the mystery of one of the Universe’s dark forces...

     
  • Is dark matter hiding in plain sight?

    An image of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA/ESA

    An orbiting gamma-ray telescope that has stared into deep space for four years may have picked up signs...

     
  • Mysterious space arc puzzles astronomers

    The gravitational arc in distant galaxy cluster IDCS J1426.5+3508 shouldn’t exist.

    An image of a distant galaxy that has been smeared into an arc due to immense gravitational forces is...

     
  • Milky Way to collide with Andromeda galaxy

    Milky Way to collide with Andromeda galaxy

    The Milky Way is on course to collide head-on with another galaxy, Hubble observations have confirmed....

     
  • Telescope’s birthday gift is dust the job

    Red colours show M66 as it appears at submillimetre wavelengths, projected against a visible view of the galaxy. Credit: VLT/ESO, JAC, G. Bendo

    In what could almost be a 25th birthday present for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, an advanced cryogenic...

     
  • Hubble checks out our Galaxy’s twin

    Barred spiral NGC 1073 may resemble our own Milky Way. Credit: NASA/ESA

    Imagine you could step out of our Milky Way a few million light-years and take a look back. This is the...

     
  • Streams of stars switch galaxies

    Streams of stars switch galaxies

    Hundreds of stars which were born in the Small Magellanic Cloud have been discovered hiding in neighbouring...

     
  • Astronomers weigh monster black hole

    Astronomers weigh monster black hole

    Scientists have weighed a nearby giant black hole and found that it has swallowed the equivalent of 6.6...

     
  • Andromeda galaxy is an electric sight

    Andromeda galaxy is an electric sight

    Two space telescopes working together have taken a spectacular new photo of our nearest galaxy lit up...

     
  • Milky Way’s centre is blowing bubbles

    Milky Way’s centre is blowing bubbles

    A NASA space telescope has discovered that our galaxy is blowing bubbles – and each one is 25,000...

     
  • How YOU can check out cosmic crashes

    How YOU can check out cosmic crashes

    Space fans can today play a cosmic slot machine to help astronomers understand the biggest pile-ups in...