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Black hole spawns bizarre four-armed galaxy

Where most spiral galaxies have two twisting arms, a neighbor of the Milky Way is a four-armed monster. A new photo snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope, combined with observations…

Collection of galaxies: the Perseus cluster is around 250 million light years away from Earth. The NGC 1277 member galaxy (arrow) appears comparatively compact.

(Photo Credit: David W. Hogg, Michael Blanton and the SDSS Collaboration)

Black Hole Upsets Galaxy Models

A group headed by Remco van den Bosch from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a black hole that shakes the foundations of current models of galaxy evolution….


Milky Way’s Birkeland Current Falsifies “Black Hole” Assumption

Anatomy of the Milky Way core At present, we find ourselves in the unsatisfying position of having remarkable new observational insight into the nature of the galactic center but lacking…