The tiny galaxy HIPASS J1131-31 has been dubbed the Peekaboo Galaxy because it emerged in the last 50-100 years from behind a fast-moving star that was obscuring astronomers' ability to detect it
The most thorough list yet of the galaxies from which short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) originate has been created by a team of astronomers
The actual shape of the stellar halo that envelops the disk of our galaxy has been revealed by a recent study. For many years, astronomers believed that the stellar halo, a cloud of stars, was mostly spherical, like a basketball.
Objects from more than 13 billion years ago, among them Maisies Galaxy, are included in two new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
The James Webb Space Telescope has captured the Cartwheel galaxy in unparalleled detail in a breathtaking composite from Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI).
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has discovered a far-away galaxy that is shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns. The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy ever found.
A team of astrophysicists has created a unique map of the sky that shows the magnetic field shaping the Milky Way galaxy, using data from the Planck Space Telescope.