The PHANGS (Physics at High Angular Resolution in Nearby GalaxieS) survey is making high resolution observations of nearby galaxies with several telescopes, including ALMA, Hubble, JWST and the VLT. We aim to understand the interplay of the small-scale physics of gas and star formation with galactic structure and galaxy evolution. Observations of nearby galaxies will be utilized to understand how physics at or near the “cloud” scale are affected by galaxy-scale conditions, how they affect still smaller scale processes, and how these influence the evolution of whole galaxies.

Credit: PHANGS collaboration, Design: Daniela Leitner

Credit: PHANGS collaboration, Design: Daniela Leitner

PHANGS overview (movie)Credit: F. Santoro & the PHANGS team
PHANGS-ALMA (movie)Credit: F. Santoro & A. Leroy/PHANGS/ALMA
PHANGS-MUSE (movie)Credit: F. Santoro & T. Müller (HdA)/PHANGS/MUSE


Galactic fireworks: new ESO images reveal stunning features of nearby galaxies, 2021 July, photo release by ESO, and associated news releases by INAF (in Italian), MPIA (in German)

Cosmic cartographers map nearby Universe revealing the diversity of star-forming galaxies, 2021 June, press releases by NRAO (see also youtube), OSU, MPIA (in German)

Cosmic commute towards star and planet formation, 2020 July, MPIA press release

Birds of a Feather, 2020 July, ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Les Astronomes dévoilent les entrailles invisibles des galaxies, 2019 February, Le Figaro

What 100,000 Star Factories in 74 Galaxies Tell Us about Star Formation Across the Universe, 2019 January, NRAO/JAO press release