When the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy explodes, it likely eviscerates any life close to it. But over longer distances, these bursts of radiation may help life emerge.
The odd, dusty objects at the center of our galaxy could be stars that have been unified by intense tidal forces.
Astronomers investigating this intense energy burst speculate that it could be anything from signs of alien life to unexplored natural phenomena in our universe.
New observations from a Chilean telescope showed scientists that the Milky Way's core exploded with massive star deaths just one billion years ago, a recent event in cosmic terms.
Scientists are finding that galaxies can move with each other across huge distances, and against the predictions of basic cosmological models. The reason why could change everything we think we know about the universe.
The explosion stretched for hundreds of thousands of light years into space and “must have been a bit like a lighthouse beam,” researchers say in a new study.
If Earth still hosts life in four billion years, whatever exists will be treated to the most spectacular night skies in the planet's history.
"These enormous bubbles have until now been hidden by the glare of extremely bright radio emission from the center of the galaxy."
In May, the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way became 75 times brighter in just two hours.
The European Gaia spacecraft unveils new details about a cataclysmic collision in our galaxy’s distant past.
The Milky Way's edge is still wobbling due to a collision with a dwarf galaxy loaded with dark matter.
'Cold quasars' offer an unprecedented look at the transition between active star-forming galaxies and dead galactic bodies.