Tag Archives: Galaxies

Black hole seen for first time in image showing matter being sucked into timeless oblivion

What an amazing achievement!!! Just consider that the photograph of the black hole seen below was taken at the center of a galaxy that is 55 million light-years away from earth! That’s 186,282 (miles per second) x 60 (seconds) x … Continue reading

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Massive Galaxy That Formed Just After Big Bang Is Second Oldest Cosmic Object Ever Discovered

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Newsweek Meghan Bartels,Newsweek Astronomers announced today they’ve spotted the second-oldest object in the universe to date, a star-forming galaxy located 12.8 billion light-years away. Because astronomical observations act as a sort of … Continue reading

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Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: NewScientist Andrey Kravtsov (The University of Chicago) and Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University). Visualisation by Andrey Kravtsov   By Leah Crane The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This … Continue reading

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Some Galaxies Like Our Milky Way are Born in Colossal Crashes

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor September 18, 2014  The history of the Milky Way has a new wrinkle. Scientists used radio telescopes like the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array — a vast … Continue reading

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Biggest Map Yet of Universe’s Invisible Dark Matter Unveiled

Fascinating stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor Space.com | SPACE.com AUSTIN, Texas — The hidden side of the universe is now a bit more illuminated thanks to the largest map yet … Continue reading

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Mysterious Ultra-Red Galaxies May Be Cosmic ‘Missing Link’

Fascinating stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Space.com, staff Space.com | SPACE.com Scientists have spied a new type of ultra-red galaxy lurking at the far reaches of the universe, a new study reports. Using NASA’s Spitzer space … Continue reading

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Huge Space Explosion Is Farthest Thing Ever Seen

Fascinating stuff!!! TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Senior Writer, Space.com  This story was updated at 3 p.m. ET. BOSTON — A short, extremely bright explosion of light recently spotted in the night sky may be … Continue reading

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Meteorite Clue Opens Window into Solar System Evolution

I find science fascinating. Science is basically a piecing together of knowledge of the physical world gained through observation and experimentation in order to reach verifiable conclusions. Of the many scientific fields, I find astronomy especially interesting as it helps … Continue reading

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