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Wandering Massive Black Holes Detected in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have observed... more
TESS Dates an Ancient Collision with Our Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way's halo  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way’s halo  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way’s halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and... more
Stellar Heavy Metals Can Trace History of Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based... more
When the milky way collided with dwarf galaxy gaia-enceladus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A single star has provided information about the collision of the Milky Way with the dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus. The event likely took place approximately 11.5 billion years ago. more
Hot gas feeds spiral arms of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international research team, with significant participation of astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), has gained important insights into the origin of the material in the spiral... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
New Map of Milky Way Reveals Giant Wave of Stellar Nurseries  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure - the largest... more
Hubble Uses Quadruple-Image Gravitational Lenses to Capture Small-Scale Clumps of Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
According to the widely-accepted ‘cold dark matter’ theory, all galaxies are embedded within clouds of dark matter. Dark matter itself consists of slow-moving particles... more
Astronomers Find 9,000-Light-Year-Long Wave-Shaped Structure in Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using data from ESA’s Gaia star-mapping spacecraft, a team of astronomers from Austria and the United States has discovered a... more
Stellar heavy metals can trace history of galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have cataloged signs of nine heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based on this catalog will help researchers to understand how events like binary... more
Goldilocks stars are best places to look for life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To date astronomers have discovered over 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. Statistically, there should be over 100 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy. They come in a wide range... more
Hubble Telescope Surveys Gigantic Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest... more
SOFIA Maps Most Energetic Portion of Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Faint Object Infrared Camera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST) instrument onboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy... more
Cosmic Rays Are Starting to Tear Apart This Milky Way Satellite Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Researchers recently released simulations of the Large Magellanic Cloud — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way — and found that cosmic rays from... more
The Milky Way's impending galactic collision is already birthing new stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The outskirts of the Milky Way are home to the galaxy's oldest stars. But astronomers have spotted something unexpected in this celestial retirement community: a flock... more
New map of Milky Way reveals giant wave of stellar nurseries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure—the largest ever seen in our galaxy—made up of interconnected stellar nurseries. Dubbed the "Radcliffe wave"... more
Mysterious 'Wave' of Star-Forming Gas May Be the Largest Structure in the Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A newly discovered suburb of baby-booming stars, known as the Radcliffe Wave, may be the largest structure in the Milky Way. more
Binary star V Sagittae will explode as a very bright 'nova' by century's end  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The faint star V Sagittae, V Sge, in the constellation Sagitta, is barely visible, even in mid-sized telescopes. However, around... more
Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest known... more
Binary star V Sagittae to explode as very bright nova by century's end  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Currently, the faint star V Sagittae, V Sge, in the constellation Sagitta, is barely visible, even in mid-sized telescopes. However, around the... more
NASA's Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
This majestic spiral galaxy might earn the nickname the 'Godzilla galaxy' because it may be the largest known in the local universe. The galaxy, UGC 2885, is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times... more
Flying observatory maps the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new panoramic image based on data captured by NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows the bustling center of our galaxy like it has never been seen before. more
NASA's Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Galaxies are like snowflakes. Though the universe contains innumerable galaxies flung across time and space, no two ever look alike. One of the most photogenic is the huge spiral galaxy UGC 2885, located 232 million light-years away in... more
GMRT discovers a gigantic ring of hydrogen gas around a distant galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of astronomers at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) in Pune, India have discovered a mysterious ring of hydrogen gas around... more
New Space Image Reveals Cosmic 'Candy Cane'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Just in time for the holidays, a structure resembling a candy cane has emerged as the centerpiece of a new, colorful composite... more
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