Major mergers (collisions between two galaxies of similar size) are some of the most dramatic cosmic events. But in the grand scheme of things, how important are they, really?
Through tangled magnetic fields, super massive black holes and at least one otter, we explore how the phenomenal jets launched from the centre of galaxies are created.
The goal of today’s paper is to study using an advanced machine learning method known as neural nets to improve our ability to automatically analyze data taken straight from the telescope.
There are some papers that present relations that are important enough to get their own names. This astrobite presents three relations that have a remarkable similar shape, namely the Faber-Jackson, Tully-Fisher and M-sigma relations.
In today’s paper, astronomer’s describe a newly-discovered Einstein ring in the Sculptor constellation.
In the Triangulum Galaxy, over the course of a hundred thousand years, three supernova exploded from the same star cluster. The remains of these explosions have expanded into a trio of giant bubbles nested within each other.