galaxies

An image of the Hamburg galaxy, a spiral disk in lit up in whites, yellows and pinks surrounded by the blackness of space, with some bright celestial objects dotting here and there.

Experience the universe for Dark Sky Week

April 22-30, join in local events honoring Utah’s phenomenal night skies.


Illustration of the telescope. A honeycombed-shaped golden mirror sits on top of a pink silver sun shield below floating in space.

Watch launch of biggest, most powerful telescope

U astronomer Anil Seth explains why the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope was a cosmically huge deal.


A bowtie-shaped spectral of lights representing the universe. The center is bright green, then radiates the hot pink, magenta, yellow, and then white and finally gray.

Largest 3-D map of the universe ever created

The results are measurements of more than 2 million galaxies and quasars covering 11 billion years of cosmic time.


Capturing the colors of the cosmos

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is a new robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which makes up about 68% of the universe and is speeding up its expansion.


SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES

Black holes may lurk in most ultra-compact dwarf remnants of shredded galaxies.