Behold, the active monster Centaurus A. The galaxy itself is a mess; it has suffered multiple collisions with other galaxies, creating chaos on a cosmic scale, 13 million light-years away. Credit & Copyright: Amateur astronomer Rolf Olsen Telescope: 25 cm (10 inch) mirror / 120 hour exposure
Scientists have stumbled upon a surprise supercluster 800 million lightyears from us, which may contain up to 10,000 trillion stars. The world of astronomy is abuzz with anticipation of what the James Webb telescope will allow us to see in the very near future.
A team of astronomers in Japan has conducted the first ground-based transit observation of K2-3d, a super-Earth within the habitable zone around a bright M-dwarf star, using the multi-band imager MuSCAT on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory 1.88-m telescope.
"Dark markings of the sky”.. A new image from the APEX (Atacama Pathfinder Experiment) telescope in Chile shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long. In it, newborn stars are hidden, and dense clouds of gas are on the verge of collapsing to form yet more stars. It is one of the regions of star formation closest to us. The cosmic dust grains are so cold that observations at wavelengths of around one millimetre, such as these made with the LABOCA camera on APEX
A team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-emitting jets and the merger history of their host galaxies. Almost all galaxies with the jets were found to be merging with another galaxy, or to have done so recently
IC 5070: A Dusty Pelican in the Swan | The recognizable profile of the Pelican Nebula soars nearly 2,000 light-years away in the high flying constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Also known as IC 5070, this interstellar cloud of gas and dust is appropriately found just off the "east coast" of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), another surprisingly familiar looking emission nebula in Cygnus.