articles tagged: galaxy
how the cosmic web’s fingers can shape galaxies
# space

how the cosmic web’s fingers can shape galaxies

Early galaxies seem to grow a lot faster than they should. We finally know how.

the dark monsters who will inherit our universe
# space

the dark monsters who will inherit our universe

How big are some supermassive black holes? Just trying to scale them down to numbers we can wrap our minds around is a challenge in and of itself.

yes, we’re still stuck with dark matter
# space

yes, we’re still stuck with dark matter

The survey which figured out the right way to view the remaining visible universe has been misconstrued to mean we no longer need to investigate dark matter.

black holes and ancient dwarf galaxies
# space

black holes and ancient dwarf galaxies

We can't see a black hole directly, even a supermassive one. But we can see where they are by tracking the orbits of the objects around them...

the galactic grim reaper theory
# science

the galactic grim reaper theory

A new paper suggests that mass extinctions happen in cycles based on Earth's movement through the galactic plane. But does the evidence really add up?