Galaxy

SmartPhones

It's Time to End the Yearly Smartphone Launch Event

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9. But as we reach peak smartphone, there's less-and-less that distinguishes one phone from the other.
Owen Williams
8.10.18
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You Are Part Extragalactic, Study Says

Supercomputer simulations of galaxy evolution estimate how much of the Milky Way was born beyond its borders.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.17
Space

The Milky Way Stole Some of Its Outer Stars from Another Galaxy

"The star streams that have been mapped so far are like creeks compared to the giant river of stars we predict will be observed eventually.”
Becky Ferreira
1.15.17
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
nasa

There's a Giant Cloud on a Collision Course With the Milky Way

At 11,000 light years long and 2,500 light years wide, Smith’s Cloud is not your average ball of vapor.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.16
Space

Mystery X-Ray Signal Probably Not Dark Matter After All

Just some nefarious sulfur ions, it turns out.
Michael Byrne
9.5.16
Twitter

What Is This X-Shape at the Center of the Milky Way?

A discovery forged in the Twittersphere.
Becky Ferreira
7.24.16
Space

Why Galaxies Stop Making Stars

New research pins down the external and internal processes that “quench” galaxies.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.10.16
Galaxy

This Supermassive Black Hole Blasts 125 Million Miles-Per-Hour Winds

Quasar winds are crucial to galaxy formation, scientists say
Kate Lunau
3.21.16
Space

‘Green Pea’ Galaxy Offers New Clues Into What Ended the Universe’s Dark Age

Soon after the Big Bang, the universe turned dark.
Michael Byrne
1.13.16
Space

Watch An Ancient, Voracious Galaxy Finally Settle Down Into Its Quieter Years

The former quasar settles into its retirement years.
John Wenz
1.9.16
Space

How Big Can a Black Hole Get?

Around 50 billion times the mass of our Sun, according to new research.
Michael Byrne
12.20.15