Milky Way
S5-HVS1: Hypervelocity Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 hours
A main-sequence hypervelocity star traveling at huge speeds after being ejected by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive... more
A runaway star ejected from the galactic heart of darkness  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way... more
Hyper-fast star ejected by supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 1 day
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, travelling at a blistering 6 million km/h, ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago. more
TESS presents panorama of southern sky  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The glow of the Milky Way—our galaxy seen edgewise—arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Constructed... more
Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Globular clusters may contain hundreds of thousands of stars and may even have as many as ten million stars that essentially emerged at the... more
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe—so important that scientists have been trying to build a census of all the black... more
Globular cluster Terzan 9 investigated with MUSE  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), an international team of astronomers has investigated Terzan 9—one of the most central globular clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Results of the study, presented in a... more
Antarctic mist  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: As the Northern hemisphere tucks into longer nights, Antarctica bursts into its season of sunlight.After four months of night, the crew of Concordia research station, located on Dome C in the... more
Video: Gaia astronomical revolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Launched in December 2013, the Gaia mission is revolutionizing our understanding of the Milky Way. The space telescope is mapping our galaxy in unprecedented detail—measuring the position, movement and distance of stars. more
Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive... more
The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors from Another Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way. more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Dark matter tugs the most massive spiral galaxies to breakneck speeds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When it comes to galaxies, how fast is fast? The Milky Way, an average spiral galaxy, spins at a speed of 130 miles per second (210... more
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TESS presents panorama of southern sky