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Articles related to galaxies

Browse: Milky Way Measures up to Andromeda
Feature: The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole: A Harbinger of Doom?
Contrary to popular belief, new work from an Australian-led study suggests that supermassive black holes may not be starving galaxies like the Milky Way to death.
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Feature: Black Death
A new study suggests that some galaxies suddenly stop forming stars because the gas they use for star formation is blown away by the activity of their central supermassive black holes.
Browse: Galaxy Trailed by Stunning Plume of Gas
Out of this World: Probing Stellar Nurseries
David Reneke’s wrap-up of space and astronomy news.
Out of this World: Most Earth-Like Worlds Are Unborn
Astronomers have peered behind the Milky Way and determined that 92% of habitable planets have not yet been born.
Out of this World: A New Spin on Star-Forming Galaxies
Astronomers calculate that black holes at the heart of galaxies could swell to 50 billion times the mass of the Sun, and determine why some galaxies are “clumpy” rather than spiral in shape.