Astronomers discover first ‘bubble of galaxies’

The bubble is 10,000 times wider than the Milky Way and located 820 million light-years from our own galaxy. The astronomers have called their bubble Ho’oleilana – meaning “sent murmurs of awakening”.

Possibly The Largest Rotating Structures in The Universe

For the first time, astronomers have just found evidence that some of the largest structures in space  - cosmic filaments - rotate, on a scale of hundreds of millions of light-years. 

How the universe got its structure

The universe is full of billions of galaxies. Why do we see so much structure in the universe today? A 10-year survey of tens of thousands of galaxies has provided a new approach to answering this fundamental mystery.

The Universe may not look the same in all directions

One of the core assumptions of astronomy is that the universe appears the same in all directions, or it is isotropic. However, a recent study suggests that may not be the case. 

Record-breaking Explosion by Black Hole Spotted

The biggest explosion seen in the universe has been found. This record-breaking, gargantuan eruption came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light years away.

A New Record for the Most Massive Black Hole Ever Seen

Astronomers have measured a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Holm 15A galaxy. Their results could lead to even more massive black holes.

Chandra spots a mega-cluster of galaxies in the making

The new observations show a mega-structure being assembled in a system called Abell 1758, located about three billion light-years from Earth. It contains two pairs of colliding galaxy clusters that are heading toward one another.

Largest galaxy proto-supercluster found

Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang - a galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion.

Hundreds of galaxies hidden in quasar’s 46-billion-sun glare

MIT researchers have found the quasar, PKS 1353-341, is simply so bright it drowns out the light from hundreds of galaxies in a surrounding cluster.

Assembly of massive galaxy cluster witnessed for the first time

A dense flock of 14 galaxies from 1.4 billion years after the Big Bang is destined to become one of the most massive structures in the modern universe.

Hubble Weighs in on Mass of Three Million Billion Suns

Galaxy cluster ACT-CLJ0102-4915, or “El Gordo” contains the mass of a staggering three million billion suns. It is the largest, hottest, and brightest X-ray galaxy cluster ever discovered in the distant Universe.

This is the One of the Largest Structures We Know of in the Universe

Using data from the Sloan Digitial Sky Survey, an Indian team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest cosmic structures to date - the Saraswati Supercluster.

Scientists discovered one of the brightest galaxies known

Thanks to an amplified image produced by a gravitational lens, and the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS a team of scientists have discovered one of the brightest galaxies known.

Cosmic Void "Pushes" Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a giant cosmic void that explains why our Local Group of galaxies is moving through the universe as fast as it is.

Major supercluster of galaxies found hidden by the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown major concentration of galaxies in the constellation Vela, which they have dubbed the Vela supercluster.