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HKU astronomy research team unveils one origin of globular clusters around giant galaxies

A study has provided surprising answers to the origin of some globular clusters around giant galaxies at the centers of galaxy clusters.

6 Nov 2019 Nature Astronomy

Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes

The observations, which constitute a very detailed map of the filaments, were made on SSA22, a massive proto-cluster of galaxies located about 12 billion light years away in the constellation of Aquarius, making it a structure of the very early universe.

3 Oct 2019 Science

The violent history of the big galaxy next door

The galactic detective work found that Andromeda has eaten several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few billion years, with left-overs found in large streams of stars.

2 Oct 2019 Nature

The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies

An international team headed by UNIGE has discovered that the properties of molecular clouds, and the number of stars they produce, are different depending on whether they are in distant or nearby galaxies.

16 Sep 2019 Nature Astronomy

An alternative reading of the size – age mistery in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Dynamical age differences among coeval old star clusters.

9 Sep 2019 Nature Astronomy

Space dragons: Researchers observe energy consumption in quasars

Researchers, for the first time, have observed the accelerated rate at which eight quasars consume interstellar fuel to feed their black holes.

4 Sep 2019 Nature

A long time ago, galaxies far, far away

Astronomers discover vast ancient galaxies, which could shed light on dark matter.

7 Aug 2019 Nature

Dutch-Japanese astronomical instrument measures 49 shades of far-infrared

The Dutch-Japanese made DESHIMA instrument has passed its first practical tests when measuring the distances and ages of distant galaxies.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Astronomy

Spiraling filaments feed young galaxies

New data from the Keck Observatory show gas directly spiraling into growing galaxies.

1 Jul 2019 Nature Astronomy

Galaxies are cosmic cauldrons heated by star formation

Heidelberg astronomers show that stars form rapidly and drive interstellar gas bubbles throughout galaxies.

22 May 2019 Nature