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Aug. 17, 2012

Massive “Phoenix Cluster” Supersizes Star Creation

Astronomers have found a massive galaxy cluster that’s making stars at a record pace.

galaxy, galaxies, star formation, star creation, astronomy, cosmology, physics, South Pole Telescope, antarctica, Phoenix Cluster, black hole

Jun. 08, 2012

What Happens When Two Galaxies Collide?

Astronomers say the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies will collide in four billion years.

space, astronomy, galaxies, universe, cosmology

Jan. 09, 2009

New Milky Way Measurements

The Milky Way galaxy is bigger, heavier, and faster-spinning than researchers once thought.

space, galaxy, milky way

Oct. 03, 2008

Looking at Magnetic Fields in a Distant Galaxy

We'll talk with one of the scientists behind a project that used a radio telescope to peer back millions of years in time and make observations of the magnetic field present in a distant proto-galaxy.

galaxy, formation, magnetic field

Dec. 21, 2007

Attack of the Black Hole

Astronomers have captured an image of a jet of radiation leaving a black hole at the center of one galaxy to strike the edge of neighboring galaxy.

black hole, space

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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