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Dragonfly 44 Galaxy Consists Almost Entirely of Dark Matter
Astronomers say Dragonfly 44 is a dark Milky Way sized galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter. (August 28, 2016)

Hubble Images a Secluded Starburst Galaxy
Hubble has imaged a secluded starburst galaxy called MCG+07-33-027. The starburst name means the galaxy is undergoing explosive star formation. (July 19, 2016)

Frankenstein Galaxy UGC 1382 Much Larger Than Previously Thought
Astronomers have found that galaxy UGC 1382 is much larger than previously thought. It is known as the Frankenstein Galaxy. (July 16, 2016)

Astronomers Discover the Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe
Astronomers using NASA's WISE spacecraft have discovered the most luminous galaxy in the universe. (May 25, 2015)

Hubble Takes Sharpest and Biggest Image of Andromeda Galaxy
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken the sharpest and biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) (January 6, 2015)

Very Old Dwarf Galaxy Discovered With Hubble Telescope
A very old dwarf galaxy has been discovered using the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope. (December 28, 2014)

Astronomers Find Smallest Known Galaxy With a Supermassive Black Hole
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the smallest known galaxy to contain a supermassive black hole. (September 17, 2014)

Astronomers Locate Most Distant Known Galaxy in the Universe
Astronomers locate the most distant galaxy in the Universe. It was seen at an early time after the Big Bang. (October 27, 2013)

Astronomers Find Densest Galaxy in Nearby Universe Using Hubble and Chandra
A new galaxy discovered by Chanda and Hubble could be the densest galaxy in the nearby Universe. The galaxy is known as M60-UCD1. (September 25, 2013)

Hubble Image of Center of NGC 524, a Lenticular Galaxy
Hubble image of the center of NGC 524, a lenticular galaxy located 90 million light-years from Earth. (July 28, 2013)

Study Finds Spiral Galaxies Are Bigger Than Previously Thought
A new study has found that spiral galaxies, like our Milky Way, are bigger than previously thought. (June 29, 2013)

Hubble Images Arp 142, an Interacting Galaxy Duo
Astronomers using Hubble has imaged Arp 142, an interactive galaxy duo. (June 23, 2013)

Sculptor Galaxy Central Black Hole Naps After Consuming Gas Snack
The black hole at the center of the Sculptor galaxy has entered a quiet phase after being observed consuming gas about a decade ago. (June 13, 2013)

NASA Supercomputer Simulation Shows Massive Galaxy Forming by Feeding on Cosmic Swirly Straws
This NASA simulation shows the formation of a massive galaxy during the (May 27, 2013)

Astronomers Discover Most Efficient Star Making Galaxy Ever Observed
Astronomers announced they have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100% efficiency. (April 24, 2013)

Amateur and Professional Astronomers Create Photo Illustration of M106 Spiral Galaxy
Amateur and professional astronomers partnered to create this stunning photo illustration of spiral galaxy M106, which is located 23. (February 6, 2013)

Hubble Shares Image of IC 2233, the Needle Galaxy
Astronauts working on the Hubble have shared this image of IC 2233, which is also known as the Needle galaxy. (December 22, 2012)

ESA's Planck Space Telescope Spots Hot Gas Bridge Connecting Galaxy Clusters
Astronomers using ESA's Planck space telescope have made the first conclusive detection of a bridge of hot gas connecting a pair of galaxy cluster. (November 21, 2012)

Astronomers Using Hubble Discover Earliest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have have witnessed the earliest spiral galaxy ever seen. (July 19, 2012)

Arizona State Astronomers Discover Faint Galaxy 13 Billion Light Years Away
Astronomers at Arizona State University have found an exceptionally distant galaxy. (June 2, 2012)

Hubble Zooms In on NGC 891's Northern Half
The Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful wide field Advanced Camera for Surveys towards the NGC 891 spiral galaxy and took a close-up of its northern half. (May 21, 2012)

Hubble Observes Dwarf Galaxy NGC 2366
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made detailed observations of the dwarf galaxy NGC 2366, which is home to a bright, star-forming nebula and is close enough for astronomers to discern its individual stars. (May 11, 2012)

Sombrero Galaxy in the Infrared
This infrared image of the Sombrero Galaxy was re-released to celebrate the extension of the Spitzer warm mission through 2015. (April 16, 2012)

Hubble Spies UFO Shaped Spiral Galaxy
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope spotted this spiral galaxy, which is seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship. (March 31, 2012)

Astronomers Discover Rectangular Shaped Galaxy
Astronomers have discovered a rare rectangular shaped galaxy that resembles an emerald cut diamond. (March 21, 2012)