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Astronomers Detect Highly Energetic Light from Exotic Milky Way Object

Astronomers Detect Highly Energetic Light from Exotic Milky Way Object

The first-ever detection of gamma rays from a microquasar provides researchers a rare opportunity to observe extraordinary astr...

Oct 7 2018, 5:33pm CDT

Gaia Detects Disturbance in Milky Way

Gaia Detects Disturbance in Milky Way

New study suggests that our Milky Way galaxy is still experiencing the effects of a near collision that occurred sometime in th...

Sep 22 2018, 1:13pm CDT

Monster Galaxy Produces Stars 1,000 Times Faster Than Milky Way

Monster Galaxy Produces Stars 1,000 Times Faster Than Milky Way

Using ALMA telescope, researchers are able to explore the galaxy in greater detail than ever before....

Sep 2 2018, 2:08pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Long-lost Sibling

Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Long-lost Sibling

New study says that our neighboring Andromeda galaxy shredded and cannibalized a massive galaxy two billion years ago...

Jul 25 2018, 5:11am CDT

NASA Satellite will Probe Milky Way Halo in a Quest to Find Universe's Missing Matter

NASA Satellite will Probe Milky Way Halo in a Quest to Find Universe's Missing Matter

HaloSat will search for the universe’s missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding our Milky Way galaxy...

Jul 21 2018, 8:18am CDT

Gaia Satellite Finds Evidence of a Massive Collision Between Milky Way and a Dwarf Galaxy

Gaia Satellite Finds Evidence of a Massive Collision Between Milky Way and a Dwarf Galaxy

New study says that around 10 billion years ago small "Sausage" galaxy crashed into the Milky Way and created its inn...

Jul 4 2018, 4:15pm CDT

Milky Way is Full of Toxic Space Grease, Study Finds

Milky Way is Full of Toxic Space Grease, Study Finds

There is about 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of greasy matter in our galaxy...

Jun 29 2018, 1:00pm CDT

Cosmic Diamonds are Causing Mysterious Glow Across the Milky Way

Cosmic Diamonds are Causing Mysterious Glow Across the Milky Way

Astronomers solve the mystery of a peculiar type of microwave light emanating from a number of regions in our galaxy...

Jun 17 2018, 3:45pm CDT

Mystery Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Black Hole

Mystery Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Black Hole

The newfound objects look like gas clouds as they are concealed by thick layer of dust and gas...

Jun 8 2018, 5:45am CDT

Astronomers a Step Closer to Imaging Milky Way’s Black Hole

Astronomers a Step Closer to Imaging Milky Way’s Black Hole

The increased resolution provided by the APEX telescope reveals new and unprecedented details in the structure of black hole Sa...

May 27 2018, 9:48am CDT

Thousands of Black Holes Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

Thousands of Black Holes Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

This is the first time astronomers have found evidence of such a black hole bounty...

May 12 2018, 10:13am CDT

Gaia Creates Largest Map of Milky Way Galaxy

Gaia Creates Largest Map of Milky Way Galaxy

The 3D map is based on the measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars, which makes it the richest star map of our Galaxy...

Apr 27 2018, 2:36am CDT

A Dozen New Black Holes Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

A Dozen New Black Holes Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

New study says that about 10,000 more black holes may exist at our galactic core...

Apr 8 2018, 12:47pm CDT

The Milky Way is Still Growing

The Milky Way is Still Growing

New study finds that galaxies like the Milky Way are expanding at around 500 meters per second...

Apr 8 2018, 12:48am CDT

Snake-Like Filament Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

Snake-Like Filament Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

The weird cosmic filament is curved in a way that it points right at our galaxy's black hole, Sagittarius A...

Dec 23 2017, 1:16am CST

Extremely Massive Planet Found Lurking at the Center of Milky Way

Extremely Massive Planet Found Lurking at the Center of Milky Way

The newly discovered world is so big it may not actually be a planet...

Nov 11 2017, 6:29am CST

Astronomers Measure the Far Side of Milky Way

Astronomers Measure the Far Side of the Milky Way

New VLBA measurements of a distant region will help create a more accurate map of our galaxy...

Oct 15 2017, 1:10am CDT

Fastest Stars in Galaxy Milky Way have a Surprising Origin

Fastest Stars in Galaxy Milky Way have a Surprising Origin

Incredibilty fast-moving hypervelocity stars came from a neighboring galaxy...

Jul 8 2017, 4:18pm CDT

Milky Way Exists in an Enormous Hole, Study Reveals

Milky Way Exists in an Enormous Hole, Study Reveals

The presence of a void also helps ease the apparent disagreement between different measurements of the Hubble Constant....

Jun 7 2017, 3:13pm CDT

43,000 Light Years Long Bridge of Stars Connects two Milky Way Satellite Galaxies

43,000 Light Years Long Bridge of Stars Connects two Milky Way Satellite Galaxies

Two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way -- the enigmatic Magellanic Clouds -- appear to be connected by a bridge stret...

Feb 8 2017, 1:10am CST

Astronomers Discover a Black Hole Hiding in the Milky Way

Astronomers Discover a Black Hole Hiding in the Milky Way

Japanese researchers believe they have found a new way for identifying black holes...

Feb 4 2017, 2:39pm CST

Enormous Extragalactic Void is Pushing Milky Way Through the Universe

Enormous Extragalactic Void is Pushing Milky Way Through the Universe

Groundbreaking study reveals that both push and pull are driving our Galaxy’s race through space...

Jan 31 2017, 12:50pm CST

Milky Way’s Farthest Stars may have Come from Another Galaxy

Milky Way’s Farthest Stars may have Come from Another Galaxy

Computer simulations suggests that Milky Way is a cosmic theif...

Jan 16 2017, 2:26pm CST

Milky Way’s Black Hole is Spewing out Massive Spitballs

Milky Way’s Black Hole is Spewing out Massive Spitballs

The supermassive black hole that lies at the center of our galaxy is chewing up stars and spitting them out...

Jan 9 2017, 12:01pm CST

This Glowing Pink Nebula Light up a Satellite Galaxy of the Milky Way

This Glowing Pink Nebula Light up a Satellite Galaxy of the Milky Way

NASA space telescope observes awesome views. Recently, it viewed glowing nebula in pink that’s located in Small Magellanic Clou...

Dec 21 2016, 3:56am CST

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest Satellite Galaxy

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest Satellite Galaxy

Using a 8.2-meter telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an international team of researchers has found what could be...

Nov 23 2016, 6:33pm CST

Scientists Make Most Detailed Map of the Milky Way

Scientists Make Most Detailed Map of the Milky Way

The improved map reveals small details including position of hydrogen gas between stars for the first time...

Oct 21 2016, 6:02am CDT

HI4PI Detailed Map of the Milky Way

HI4PI Detailed Map of the Milky Way

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two large fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Austra...

Oct 20 2016, 4:15am CDT

Ancient Stars Found in Milky Way's Heart for the First Time

Vista Finds Ancient Stars in Milky Way's Heart for the First Time

Ancient stars called RR Lyrae discovered in the centre of the Milky Way. The discovery suggests they may be the oldest star rem...

Oct 13 2016, 9:14am CDT

Our Corner of the Milky Way Galaxy is Much Bigger than Previously Thought

Our Corner of the Milky Way Galaxy is Much Bigger than Previously Thought

New study reveals that Local Arm where our solar system lies is about four times larger than scientists thought...

Oct 1 2016, 3:55am CDT

Rare Galactic Fossil of Early Milky Way Discovered

Rare Galactic Fossil of Early Milky Way Discovered

It seems that the discovery of the galactic petrified remnant of the early Milky Way has taken place....

Sep 9 2016, 6:49am CDT

Milky Way had a Blowout 6 Million Years Ago

Milky Way had a Blowout 6 Million Years Ago

Six million years ago, Milky Way exploded and it was the time when first human ancestors walked the Earth...

Aug 30 2016, 2:26am CDT

Astronomers find a Dark Milky Way Dragonfly 44

Astronomers find a Dark Milky Way Dragonfly 44

An international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy -- about the size of the Milky Way -- that consists almost ent...

Aug 28 2016, 2:24am CDT

Young Massive Star Identified in the Milky Way

Young Massive Star Identified in the Milky Way

A team of astronomers has identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how...

Aug 22 2016, 5:05am CDT

Young Stars are Missing from Milky Way Center, Astronomers Reveal

Young Stars are Missing from Milky Way Center, Astronomers Reveal

An international team of astronomers have found that a large region around the center of our galaxy Milky Way hardly contains y...

Aug 2 2016, 10:07pm CDT

Discovery Sheds New Light on 'missing' Mass of Milky Way

Discovery Sheds New Light on 'missing' Mass of Milky Way

 In a first, a team of astronomers has found that the Milky Way's halo is spinning in the same direction and at comparabl...

Jul 26 2016, 4:18am CDT

How Twitter Helped Solve Milky Way Mystery

How Twitter Helped Solve Milky Way Mystery

Taking help from Twitter, two astronomers have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made o...

Jul 20 2016, 6:48am CDT

Milky Way has an X-Shaped Structure Within its Central Bulge

Milky Way has an X-Shaped Structure Within its Central Bulge

New research effort provides a strong evidence for the existence of an enormous X-shaped structure in our galaxy Milky Way...

Jul 20 2016, 12:51am CDT

80 Percent of Americans Can Not See Milky Way due to Light Pollution

Light Pollution Now Hides Milky Way From 80 Percent of Americans

It appears to be the case that 80 percent of Americans are unable to see the Milky Way due to the effects of light pollution....

Jun 11 2016, 3:42am CDT

One third of humanity cannot see Milky Way due to light pollution: Study

One third of humanity cannot see Milky Way due to light pollution: Study

Washington, June 11 (IANS) The Milky Way is invisible to more than one third of humanity, including 60 per cent of Europeans an...

Jun 11 2016, 12:58am CDT