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An ambitious dark energy experiment just went live in Arizona
DESI will make a map of many millions of galaxies to chart the impact of dark energy.
Tiny galaxies may have brought the cosmos out of the dark ages
With strength in numbers, the smallest galaxies may have completely transformed the early cosmos.
Behold six galactic collisions, masterfully captured by Hubble
The mergers can teach us about how stars are born.
How one Turkish astronomer discovered a completely new kind of galaxy
From Ankara to Arizona, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil fixes her sights on the faintest stars in the night skies.
Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in
The size and shape of the Milky Way’s halo may hold clues to the history of our universe.
Hubble just captured this ‘fluffy’ galaxy in all its flocculent glory
Fuzzy galaxies like NGC 2775 are more common than you think.
Lowly slime molds are helping us map out the cosmos
The single-cell organism has helped map invisible regions of the universe.
What shape is the universe?
There are three basic options, but one is more likely than the others.
This seagull-shaped nebula is a hangout for baby stars
It spans 100 light-years from wingtip to wingtip.
The Milky Way has a long history of cosmic cannibalism
Our galaxy has stolen many a star.