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Unlike humans, galaxies don’t have an obesity problem. In fact there are far fewer galaxies at the most massive end of the galactic scale than expected and scientists have long sought to explain why. A new, UMD-led study published in the journal.

NGC 2346

Revolutionary Instrument Delivers a Sharper Universe to Astronomers, Photos NGC A single pointing, near-infrared image, obtained with Gemini South’s GeMS/GSAOI of the planetary nebula NGC

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought possible.

Hungry black hole eats faster than thought possible

An “ultraluminous” black hole in a remote galaxy is consuming a gas cloud belonging to a neighboring star about ten times faster than scientists previously believed was possible.

The cluster was nicknamed El Gordo (Spanish for “the fat one”) in 2012 when X-ray observations (shown in pink) and kinematic studies first s...

Monster El Gordo Bigger Than Anyone Imagined

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe and found that it definitely lives up to its nickname: El Gordo (Spanish for “the fat one”). Galaxy Cluster ‘El Gordo’ with Mass Map: This is a Hubble.

NGC 6240 in 60 Seconds (04-30-2013) Two large galaxies are colliding and scientists have used Chandra to make a detailed study of an enormous cloud of hot gas that surrounds them.    Video Podcast

Scientists have used Chandra to make a detailed study of an enormous cloud of hot gas enveloping two large, colliding galaxies.

Comet PANSTARRS. Photo by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo taken at daybreak February 16, 2013, from Observatorio Las Lechuzas, Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comet PANSTARRS photo gallery

Comet Pan-STARRS Best viewing times for Northern Hemisphere Tuesday and Wednesday near the crescent moon!

Black Holes Shine for NuSTAR

NASA's black-hole-hunter spacecraft, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has "bagged" its first 10 supermassive black holes.

The Sculptor galaxy is seen in a new light, in this composite image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Southern Observatory in Chile

Black Hole Naps Amidst Stellar Chaos

Black Hole Naps Amidst Stellar Chaos The Sculptor galaxy is seen in a new light, in this composite image from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Southern Observatory in Chile.

This grouping of five galaxies 280 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus is known as Stephan's Quintet. Four of the five galaxies are experiencing a violent merger, where they crash into one another an eventually form one galaxy. Though it looks like the central blue galaxy is part of this clan, this is an illusion. It is actually a foreground galaxy only about 40 million light-years away.  Image: Adam Block and Vic Eden/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Space Photo of the Day 2013

This grouping of five galaxies 280 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus is known as Stephans Quintet. Image: Adam Block and Vic Eden/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

The Streak - Comet Siding Spring flashes across the sky impressively in this infrared image. Observers in Australia discovered the comet, also known as C/2007 Q3, in 2007.

Global Puzzle

Comet Siding Spring flashes across the sky impressively in this infrared image. Observers in Australia discovered the comet, also known as in - Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Complex organic molecules such as formamide, from which sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life can be made, already appear in the regions where stars similar to our Sun are born.

Proto-suns Teeming with Prebiotic Molecules

Complex organic molecules such as formamide, from which sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life can be made, already appear in the regions where stars similar to our Sun are born.

Globular Clusters in Abell 1689 Galaxy Grouping- largest known group of star clusters

Hubble Uncovers Largest Known Group of Star Clusters, Clues to Dark Matter

Globular Clusters in Abell 1689 Galaxy Grouping. Hubble has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated swarming like bees inside the crowded core of the giant grouping of galaxies known as Abel

Death of giant galaxies spreads from the core - http://scienceblog.com/77858/death-of-giant-galaxies-spreads-from-the-core/

The elliptical galaxy IC 2006 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. A new study suggests that the most massive elliptical galaxies stopped star formation near their centers roughly three billion years after the Big Bang

ESA/Hubble #Flashback: The unusual cluster Terzan. Credit: @NASA/ @ESA / @Hubble_Space /F. Ferraro socsi.in/0kexF

ESA/Hubble #Flashback: The unusual cluster Terzan. Credit: @NASA/ @ESA / @Hubble_Space /F. Ferraro socsi.in/0kexF

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Photo: Oldest Galaxy Yet Found, Formed 700 Million Years After The Big Bang, New Clues About Early Universe This image from the Hubble Space Telescope CANDELS survey highlights the most distant galaxy in the universe with a measured distance, dubbe.