andromeda andromeda  /ænd ˈrɑ mə də/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
  2. (n) any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers
  3. (n) (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife
  4. (n) a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy

News

  1. Belching Black Hole Eats Gas and Burps X-rays

    The Andromeda Galaxy just next door is home to a lot of new -- and rude -- star remnants
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Black Hole Bonanza! Dozens (Potentially) Found In Andromeda As Another Study Probes X-Rays

    More than two DOZEN potential black holes have been found in the nearest galaxy to our own. As if that find wasn’t enough, another research group is teaching us why extremely high-energy X-rays are present in black holes. (...)Read the rest of Black Hole Bonanza! Dozens (Potentially) Found In Andromeda As Another Study Probes X-Rays [...]
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Universe Today

  3. NASA's Chandra Turns Up Black Hole Bonanza In Galaxy Next Door

    Twenty-Six Of The Phenomena Identified Over The Past 13 Years In Andromeda Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. Using more than 150 Chandra observations, spread over 13 years, researchers identified 26 black hole candidates, the largest number to ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

Quotes

  1. "Before this observation, we had only one example of an intermediate-mass black hole - in the globular cluster G1, in the nearby Andromeda Galaxy", said astronomer Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and a member of the team...
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Karl Gebhardt Source: ScienceBlog.com (blog)

  2. "They make a really spectacular galaxy, a really big one like our own galaxy or Andromeda," Smoot said.
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: George F Smoot Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "Probably ...... you're totally right," said Peregrym, pausing to consider the theory. "I mean, my first role was Dark Angel. Then there was Andromeda and I was the tough chick. You're right, that's what it is. Anyway, it's nice now to be...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Missy Peregrym Source: Toronto Sun

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