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13

Jun


 Astronomers discover 26 new black holes in Andromeda galaxy  



Scientists expected to find these black holes in our neighbor galaxy’s center because of Andromeda’s dense blob of stars at its center.
Scientists expected to find these black holes in our neighbor galaxy’s center because of Andromeda’s dense blob of stars at its center.

11

Dec

Your help needed to study Andromeda GalaxyUsing crowdsourcing, scientists hope to determine the age of star clusters in Andromeda and how the stars formed within the galaxy.

Your help needed to study Andromeda Galaxy
Using crowdsourcing, scientists hope to determine the age of star clusters in Andromeda and how the stars formed within the galaxy.

17

Mar

M31, also known as the Andromeda galaxy, is one of the closest galaxies to our own at “only” 2.5 million light-years away. Experts believe Andromeda holds about a trillion stars and spans over 200,000 light-years.8  images of galaxies far, far away

M31, also known as the Andromeda galaxy, is one of the closest galaxies to our own at “only” 2.5 million light-years away. Experts believe Andromeda holds about a trillion stars and spans over 200,000 light-years.
8  images of galaxies far, far away

04

Jan

This image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows the spiraling arms of the Andromeda galaxy as it whirls cosmic dust away from its center.8 awesome images from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows the spiraling arms of the Andromeda galaxy as it whirls cosmic dust away from its center.
8 awesome images from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory