Milky Way

10.7.19

Our Galaxy's Core Mysteriously Erupted With a Beam of Light, Scientists Say

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.

10.2.19

A Nearby Cannibal Galaxy Is Going to Eat the Milky Way, Scientists Say

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.

9.11.19

Scientists Discover Huge, Mysterious Radio Structures at the Heart of the Milky Way

"These enormous bubbles have until now been hidden by the glare of extremely bright radio emission from the center of the galaxy."

8.13.19

Our Galaxy's Black Hole Suddenly Lit Up and Nobody Knows Why

In May, the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way became 75 times brighter in just two hours.

7.22.19

Scientists Just Uncovered Wild Details About How Our Modern Galaxy Formed

The European Gaia spacecraft unveils new details about a cataclysmic collision in our galaxy’s distant past.

6.18.19

A 'Ghost Galaxy' May Have Given the Milky Way Its Signature Swirl

The Milky Way's edge is still wobbling due to a collision with a dwarf galaxy loaded with dark matter.

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6.12.19

A Newly Discovered Type of Galaxy Keeps Producing Stars as It Dies

'Cold quasars' offer an unprecedented look at the transition between active star-forming galaxies and dead galactic bodies.

4.26.19

The Milky Way Ate This Star Cluster Billions of Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped detailed images of Messier 75, which is part of the 'Gaia Sausage.'

3.21.19

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.”

3.14.19

This Runaway ‘Hypervelocity’ Star Was Catapulted from the Milky Way’s Disk

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars.”

3.11.19

Hubble Captures Image of Galaxies Colliding 230 Million Light Years Away

The picture is a preview of the impending collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies in four billion years.

3.4.19

NASA Captures Stunning Images of ‘Nuclear Superbubbles’ in an Alien Galaxy

NGC 3079 is spitting out particles that balloon across thousands of light years in space.

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