An intriguing subset of galaxies exhibit counter-rotating components, that go against the flow of the majority of the stars. Today’s paper examines two such galaxies and reaches a different conclusion about each of them.
A series of papers between two research groups, investigating the nature of an unusual distant galaxy.
Hint: It’s not mitochondria.
Nearby spiral galaxies aren’t metalheads, but they might have lots of metals in their arms.
Some galaxies live peaceful lives, calmly making stars at a sedate pace, with supermassive black holes that don’t vomit jets of material. Other galaxies… not so much. Come to Professor Julie Comerford’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about the weird and wonderful world of active galactic nuclei!
A report on the characteristics of a new ultra-faint dwarf found in the Magellanic Bridge, in the constellation Hydrus.