Topic: Galaxy

Astronomers Discover Farthest Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013
Astronomers Discover Farthest Known Galaxy

Steven Finkelstein led a team of researchers who confirmed that Galaxy z8_GND_5296 is the farthest and earliest galaxy ever discovered. Learn more about this landmark finding.

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Texas Astronomer Discovers Most Distant Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013

[caption id="attachment_42858" align="alignright" width="384" caption="An artist's concept of the most distant galaxy ever found. This image and others are available for download in high resolution; click for access. Credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich, and the Hubble Heritage Team"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the distance to the most distant galaxy ever found.

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Pair of Black Holes 'Weigh In' at 10 Billion Suns, the Most Massive Yet

Dec. 5, 2011

A team of astronomers including Karl Gebhardt and graduate student Jeremy Murphy of The University of Texas at Austin have discovered the most massive black holes to date two monsters weighing as much as 10 billion suns and threatening to consume anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system.

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Texas-Sized Computer Finds Most Massive Black Hole in Galaxy M87; Indicates Accepted Masses for Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies Too Low

June 9, 2009