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Apr 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The more massive the bulge of a galaxy, the redder the galaxy, says a team of astronomers reporting in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (arXiv.org). A collage of face-on, upper panel, and edge-on galaxy images from the SDSS sample. In both panels, from bottom to top galaxies increase in stellar mass. From left to right galaxies increase in bulge-to-total stellar mass ratio. Image credit: Asa Frederick Bluck. The Universe...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of astronomers has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of Kepler-186. This artistic concept...

Apr 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile, have captured a new image of the little-known nebula Gum 41. This new...

Apr 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using telescopes in New Zealand and Tasmania say they have observed an extrasolar moon candidate orbiting an object called MOA-2011-BLG-262. Using...

Apr 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to astronomers led by Dr Anna Frebel from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy called Segue-1 may be one of first...

Apr 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have captured a beautiful new image of the planetary nebula Abell 33. This image shows the planetary nebula...

Apr 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) have used 140,000 quasars to measure the expansion rate of the Universe when it was...

Apr 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have weighed the El Gordo Galaxy Cluster – the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant Universe. This...

Apr 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile, has captured a new image of two galaxies:...