Fireworks from Messier 106


Not only are many Americans celebrating Independence Day with fireworks, but also Messier 106 is igniting its patriarchic spirit.  Shock waves previously detected from the galaxy’s center, which is about 23 million light years away, seem to have triggered a high energy reaction. Evidence gathered from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, Chandra …

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Globular Cluster HVGC-1 Kicked Out of Its Galaxy


It is not unusual for stars to be flung out of their home galaxy to wonder deep space.  However, an entire globular cluster being shot out of a galaxy has never been observed until now. Researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts discovered globular cluster HVGC-1 from the …

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