Going through an enormous cache of space images from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey, citizen scientists recently found 29 candidates for new, super-sharp views of space called gravitational lenses.
Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope images revealed 2,753 young, blue star clusters in a neighboring galaxy. This sheds light on the formation history of stars in our universe.
The Universe may seem like a big, wide-open expanse, but the truth is that most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters, and a neighbor is never far away. However, using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have now imaged in greater detail one unique, but lonely galaxy that is "lost in space."
The brightest galaxy in the Universe has been discovered by scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), shining with the infrared light of more than 300 trillion suns, according to a new study.
It has long been a mystery to astronomers as to how galaxies die and what kills them exactly. Now, a new study has found that most galaxies quite literally strangle to death.
The farthest known galaxy has recently been captured on camera, giving scientists a glimpse back in time to when the Universe was only five percent of its present age, according to new research.
Galaxies are often found in clusters, which contain what are called "red and dead" members that stopped forming stars in the distant past. Now new research has discovered that giant cosmic tsunamis can bring these dead galaxies back to life.
Scientists have discovered a gas planet located deep within our galaxy - about 13,000 light-years away - making it one of the most distant planets known, according to new research.
The first ever dark matter map may help to reveal new insights into the cosmos, according to recent research.
Billions of years ago, the Milky Way galaxy was churning out stars at an amazing rate, in what scientists are calling a stellar "baby boom." Now new research shows that our own Sun was a late "boomer" to the party.
Supermassive black holes are the source of many galactic outbursts in the Universe, according to new research that helped solve a longstanding mystery.
Scientists have recently detected remnants of an ancient "dusty" supernova in the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, and it's helping to solve an age-old puzzle, according to a new study.
Our own Milky Way has recently gained nine new neighbors - rare dwarf satellite galaxies, which could help astronomers better understand the mysterious dark matter that holds our galaxy together, new research says.