Here are our favorite posts from the past week:
- Don’t worry if you missed the Museum’s #WhaleWash, we posted the footage!
- A study led by indigenous people uncovered a grizzly bear ‘highway.’
- A diagram that shows our cosmic address at a glance.
- Often mistaken for a dinosaur, Dimetrodon was one of the earliest relatives of mammals.
- How trapdoor spiders got their name.
- A peek into the archives shows the arrival of the Willamette Meteorite to the Museum in 1906!
Astronomers have long pondered the origins of enormous elliptical galaxies in the young Universe. An object 11 billion light-years away spotted by the Herschel mission may help unravel the mystery.
Two massive spiral galaxies merged to create a giant elliptical galaxy, which were previously believed to form through the absorption of dwarf galaxies over time.