Pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies spotted for the first time


New Delhi: The universe harbours an indefinite amount of galaxies, which over the last 20 years, scientists have estimated to be around 100 to 200 billion. Now, in a first of its kind, astronomers have spotted close encounter between two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies – astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies …

For the first time hyper-luminous rare galaxy duo spotted, what it means?

We are not the only living beings in the universe and neither is our galaxy the only one. The universe consists of an indefinite amount of galaxies, the number of which, over the last 20 years, scientists have estimated to be around 100 to 200 billion. Now, in a first …

Researchers see clash of ‘titan’ galaxies – 13 billion years ago

About 12.7 billion light-years away from Earth, in the general direction of the Dorado constellation, something very unusual is going on. “Two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies” in the region are in the process of merging with each other, a process which once complete, will form a single humongous …

Two Monster Galaxies From Big Bang Epoch Are About to Collide in the Most Extreme Merger Ever Seen

Two ginormous galaxies almost 13 billion light years away are about to smash into each other in the most extreme merger event of its kind. And astronomers on Earth have a front row view.The hyper-luminous starburst galaxies—the ADFS-27 system—are believed to be two of the most massive systems in the …

Extreme galaxy merger makes stars in a ‘frenzy’

Astronomers have observed a pair of giant, hyper-luminous galaxies merging into one, helping them understand more about the history of the universe. “…this discovery is helping astronomers to understand the timeline of the cosmos.” “Discovering a hyper-luminous starburst galaxy is an extraordinary feat, but discovering two—this close to each other—is …

Asteroids photobomb distant galaxies | Today’s Image

This Hubble photo of a random patch of sky that contains thousands of galaxies, including massive yellowish ellipticals and majestic blue spirals. Much smaller, fragmentary blue galaxies are sprinkled throughout the field. The reddest objects are most likely the farthest galaxies. Asteroid trails appear as curved or S-shaped streaks. Asteroids …

A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first

Meteors from the Perseid meteor swarm burn up in the atmosphere as our galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen in the night sky over the German island of Fehmarn in August 2015. Astronomers believe a newly discovered asteroid came from another solar system in our galaxy. (Daniel Reinhardt/European Pressphoto Agency) For …

Nasa’s Hubble captures incredible photo of asteroids photobombing distant galaxies

Nasa’s Hubble telescope spotted numerous solar system asteroids photobombing various distant galaxies scattered across deep space. Although the asteroids are located at about 160 million miles from the Earth, they still appear in photos of galaxies located at much farther distances.The Hubble captured an image of a random patch of …