Astronomers see clash of ‘titan’ galaxies – 13 billion years ago

ITHACA, N.Y. – A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation. “Discovering a hyper-luminous starburst galaxy is an extraordinary feat, but discovering two – this close to each other – is amazing,” said Dominik Riechers, assistant professor of astronomy and […]

Cosmic oddity: Newly discovered galaxy births billions of stars despite young age

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE:  April 18, 2013 Contact: Syl Kacapyr Phone: (607) 255-7701 vpk6@cornell.edu Cosmic oddity: Newly discovered galaxy births billions of stars despite young age ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University researcher and his team have uncovered an oddity in the early cosmos: A newly discovered distant galaxy, born just after the […]