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."
ALMA has captured the most detailed images of star formation ever in the distant Universe, providing scientists a unique look at how these balls of gas and dust are created.
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.
Type Ia supernovae are some of the most rare and dazzling phenomena in the Universe, and yet astronomers were recently lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one in action. And now, their discovery is shedding light on the mysterious origins of such spectacles, 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.
If you've ever seen the movie "Get Him to the Greek," featuring comedians Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, you probably now understand that threesomes can be weird. They can even be downright scary! That's why it came as no surprise when astronomers determined that when galaxies have a threesome, entire systems might run for it.
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.
Thanks to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, astronomers were able to spot an "Einstein ring" in an ancient, far-away galaxy - and no, it's not the famed Ring of Sauron from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured images of some eerie and beautiful objects floating around space. A series of green and ghostly wisps were recently spotted by the unmanned orbital telescope, betraying the past presence of quasars, the brightest objects in the Universe.
Supermassive black holes are the source of many galactic outbursts in the Universe, according to new research that helped solve a longstanding mystery.