Shaping Galaxy Discs and Halos Through Supernovae

Shaping Galaxy Discs and Halos Through Supernovae

Star formation and supernova explosions play an important role in galaxy formation and evolution, in a process known as feedback. Today’s astrobite discusses how modifying the amount of feedback from supernova explosions affects the properties of the disc of a Milky Way galaxy, and how it affects the hot, gaseous halo surrounding massive galaxies.

Ancestors of the Milky Way

Ancestors of the Milky Way

What were the first galaxies in the Universe like? Current observations can only access a handful of these ancients. However, a new simulation has synthesized millions to better understand the galaxies of 13 billion years ago.

Shedding Light on Galaxy Formation

Shedding Light on Galaxy Formation

Feedback processes, like supernova and AGN, are essential for accurately simulation galaxy formation and evolution. Today’s astrobite examines the role of radiation feedback in galaxy formation in new “radiation hydrodynamics” simulations of galaxies.

The Most Distant Confirmed Galaxy

The Most Distant Confirmed Galaxy

The authors of this work report the discovery of the most distant, spectroscopically-confirmed galaxy found to date, which presently lies about 30 billion light years from Earth. The galaxy is being observed as it was at a time just 700 million years after the Big Bang, which is a mere 5% of the universe’s current age of 13.8 billion years.