News Stories relating to "galaxies"
Monday, November 24, 2014
Like it or not, mathematics underpins our whole existence, either by conscious design or through natural selection. Our ancestors were very appreciative of the significance of mathematics, illustrated by the precise geometric alignments that have been observed in the construction and placements of ancient monuments on earth, such as Stonehenge and...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Galaxies may be churning out planets
at an astounding rate, but astronomers now know that they don't need to look for planets with moons in order to determine if a planet may harbor life--they've decided that...
Monday, November 14, 2011
Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of tiny, young galaxies that are brimming with star formation. Most of these galaxies are a hundred times less massive than the Milky Way, yet they churned out stars at a furious pace. However, it's a mystery...