jan 132013
 
Nearby Dwarf Galaxy and Possible Protogalaxy Discovered

  Peering deep into the dim edges of the distorted Pinwheel Galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), astronomers at Case Western Reserve University and their colleagues have discovered a faint dwarf galaxy and another possible young dwarf caught before it had a chance to form any stars. The Pinwheel Galaxy. Image Credit & [continue reading]

jun 152012
 
Distant Starburst Galaxy Pinpointed... and it has Companions

  An international team of astronomers led by Fabian Walter of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has managed for the first time to determine the distance of the galaxy HDF850.1, well-known among astronomers as being one of the most productive star-forming galaxies in the observable universe. The galaxy is at a distance of 12.5 [continue reading]