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The dance of the small galaxies that surround the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team led by researchers from the IAC used data from the ESA satellite Gaia to measure the motion of 39 dwarf galaxies. This data... more
Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next door  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way. more
Galaxies like Russian dolls  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Jairo Méndez Abreu and Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres, researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), have discovered a peanut-shaped structure in the inner bar of a double-barred galaxy close to the Milky Way. Structures of this type, previously detected... more
Astronomers witness David versus Goliath fight between galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have witnessed, in the finest detail yet, a brutal David-vs-Goliath fight between two nearby galaxies that are tearing chunks from each other and flinging them into the gaseous Magellanic Stream, a... more
Scientist Finds Elusive Star with Origins Close to Big Bang  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers at Johns Hopkins University have found what could be one of the universe's oldest stars,... more
This star killed its companion and is now escaping the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our universe is capable of some truly frightening scenarios, and in this case we have an apparent tragedy: two stars, lifelong companions, decide to... more
Cosmic collisions: SOFIA unravels the mysterious formation of star clusters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have had dozens or even hundreds of stellar siblings... more
One of Milky Way’s Oldest Stars Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, an ultra metal-poor star located some 1,950 light-years away from Earth, is approximately 13.53 billion years old, making it... more
This Stuff Is Circling the Drain of Our Galaxy's Monster Black Hole (Videos)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have for the first time observed clumps of gas orbiting dangerously close to the giant black hole that lies at the... more
Most Detailed Observations of Material Orbiting close to a Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESO’s exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that... more
Astronomers Witness Slow Death of Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers from The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO have witnessed, in the finest detail ever, the slow death of a neighboring... more
The Milky Way feasted on a smaller galaxy 10 billion years ago  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The Milky Way swallowed another galaxy billions of years ago, and the leftover stars are still roaming the sky. more
Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some ten billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. The stars from this partner, named Gaia-Enceladus, make up... more
Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
ESO's exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the center of the Milky Way.... more
Astronomers Observe Interstellar Material Orbiting Close to Milky Way’s Central Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) have detected flares of infrared radiation coming from the accretion disk around... more
The Milky Way Has a Gigantic Skeleton in Its Closet  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Scientists have identified the corpse of a galaxy that fell into the Milky Way about 10 billion years ago in what was likely the last major overhaul to... more
Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. The stars from this partner, named Gaia-Enceladus, make up... more
Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
ESO's exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way.... more
Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a galaxy of planets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky worlds and mysterious planets larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. As... more
Image: Hubble sets sights on a galaxy with a bright heart  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033, located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting... more
Astronomers Confirm Collision Between Two Milky Way Satellite Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
If you’re standing in the Southern Hemisphere on a clear night, you can see two luminous clouds offset... more
Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a Galaxy of Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky... more
Astronomers confirm collision between two Milky Way satellite galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
If you're standing in the Southern Hemisphere on a clear night, you can see two luminous clouds offset from the Milky Way. more
Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round... more
Picture Purrrrrfect! NASA Snaps Incredible Photo of Cat's Paw Nebula  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
We all "knead" more space photos in our lives, so here's a stunning one from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of a region of the Milky Way that scientists... more
Image: Newborn stars blow bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features that create the impression of a feline footprint. The... more
Milky Way’s Youngest Pulsar Confirmed  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have confirmed that a supernova remnant called Kes 75 contains the youngest known pulsar in our Milky Way Galaxy. After... more
Image: Cloudlets swarm around our local supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) shows the area surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole that lurks at the centre of the Milky Way—highlighted here with... more
Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 5033  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a vivid image of the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033. NGC 5033 is located about... more
Kes 75—Milky Way's youngest pulsar exposes secrets of star's demise  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result could provide astronomers new... more
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