Andromeda

galaxies

Hubble Captures Image of Galaxies Colliding 230 Million Light Years Away

The picture is a preview of the impending collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies in four billion years.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.19
Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomers Are Coming to Grips With Moving This Telescope From Hawaii to Spain

Hawaiians have protested building the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, a sacred site.
Bryson Masse
6.1.17
the ties that bind

Here's a Knot of Dark Matter Binding Two Galaxies Together

Check out the first composite image of a dark matter filament in our universe.
Kate Lunau
4.13.17
Andromeda

Video Games Like 'Mass Effect' Should Just Admit They’re Bad at Sex

BioWare’s developers struggle to incorporate believability and realism into romance and sex, but should they?
Jess Joho
3.27.17
Space

Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Apparently Launch ‘Spitballs’ at Each Other

"A single shredded star can form hundreds of these planet-mass objects.”
Becky Ferreira
1.8.17
2016

Dark Matter Pioneer Vera Rubin Has Died

Many feel that Rubin's work was worthy of the Nobel Prize in Physics, but she never won.
Kate Lunau
12.26.16
nasa

92 Percent of Earth-Like Planets Are Yet to Be Born, NASA Study Says

92 percent of all potentially habitable planet-formation is yet to occur, but we'll never see the results.
Michael Byrne
10.21.15
Space

There's a Dark Matter 'Bridge' Between the Milky Way and the Virgo Cluster

Astrophysicists offer an explanation for a lingering mystery: the disc-like distributions of satellite dwarf galaxies.
Michael Byrne
7.19.15
Space

This Dying Star Is One of the Most Massive White Dwarfs Ever Discovered

And as far as scientists know, there's only one star like it in the Andromeda Galaxy.
Graham Templeton
5.26.15
Space

Andromeda Is Twice as Heavy as the Milky Way

Turns out our sister galaxy is a total dark matter hog. But she wears the weight really well.
Becky Ferreira
7.29.14
Motherboard Blog

This Is What Happens When Galaxies Collide

The Andromeda galaxy is on a collision course with the Milky Way and there's no escape.
Amy Shira Teitel
6.4.12