These Ancient Rivers of Stars Have Flowed Since The Milky Way Began

Towards the center of the galaxy, two streams of stars nearly as old as the Universe have been discovered circling the heart of the Milky Way. These two streams have been named Shiva and Shakti.

A Close Look at a 13 Billion Year Old Galaxy Reveals It Shouldn't Exist

NASA's new space telescope spotted a 13 billion-year-old galaxy that is much too complex to exist that early in the Universe.

Oversized Ancient Galaxy Isn't What Astronomers First Thought

Discovered in 2013 as the source of rampant star formation just 880 million years after the Big Bang, a 'galaxy' named HFLS3 is not a galaxy at all. HFLS3 is actually six galaxies undergoing an epic, giant collision at the dawn of time.

JWST Has Found A Young Galaxy With A Surprising Amount of Metals

Astrophysicists working with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have found a surprising amount of metal in a galaxy only 350 million years after the Big Bang.

Webb Telescope Spots the Second Most Distant Galaxy Yet

A recent deep field image from the Webb Space Telescope features two galaxies. These galaxies are remarkable for their distance from Earth, being the second and fourth most distant galaxies ever observed.

Most distant galactic magnetic field yet

Astronomers detected the most distant galactic magnetic field so far. The galaxy is called 9io9. Its light has to travel travel more than 11 billion years to reach us, from a time when the universe was a young 2.5 billion years old.

A Galaxy That Formed Less than a Billion Years After the BB

Astronomers have spotted an unusually distant star-forming galaxy, the light of which took a whopping 13 billion years to reach Earth. Perhaps most incredibly, however, the galaxy was observed directly, without gravitational lensing.

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Galaxies

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies,  a find that could have major implications for astronomy and cosmology.