nov 162012
 
Most Distant Galaxy Yet Known Discovered

  By combining the power of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and one of nature’s own natural “zoom lenses” in space, astronomers have set a new distance record for finding the farthest galaxy yet seen in the Universe. In this image, astronomers use NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and a cosmic zoom lens to [continue reading]

okt 262012
 
Giant Galaxy Stirred Up By Black-hole Mischief?

  Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a remarkable new view of a whopper of an elliptical galaxy that may have been puffed up by the actions of one or more black holes in its core. The giant elliptical galaxy, dubbed A2261-BCG,  in the center of this image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, [continue reading]

sep 202012
 
Most Distant Galaxy from the Very Early Universe Spotted

  Discovery of small, faint galaxy opens window into deepest, most remote epochs of cosmic history   With the combined power of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes as well as a cosmic magnification effect, a team of astronomers led by Wei Zheng of The Johns Hopkins University has spotted what could be the most distant galaxy [continue reading]