Milky Way

Astronomy Student Silhouetted By Milky Way, Jupiter In Stunning Photo

The image features the silhouette of one of my students during a workshop on astrophotography. He is standing against the background core of our galaxy at the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, in Portugal.
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A Star Died Violently And Left Behind This 'fluffy' Ball

Stars die all the time, but the untimely passing of SN 1572, also known as Tycho's Supernova, is possibly the most famous. That's because it's relatively close to us in the Milky Way's Cassiopeia constellation, so when it...
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The Most Massive Galaxies Spin More Than Twice As Fast As The Milky Way

Based on new observations of super spiral galaxies, a team of scientists has found that they have massive dark matter halos that cause them to rotate much faster than our own! The post The Most Massive Galaxies Spin More Than Twice as Fast as the...
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Comets And Interstellar Objects Could Be Exporting Earth Life Out Into The Milky Way

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life throughout the Universe. The post Comets and Interstellar Objects Could be Exporting Earth Life Out into the Milky Way appeared...
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The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors From Another Galaxy

Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way.
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Fitness Model Ana Cheri Flaunts Killer Figure In ‘milky Way’ Spandex Set

Ana Cheri is heating up Instagram yet again this week. On Thursday, the American fitness model took to the popular social media platform to share a sizzling snapshot in which she flaunts her insane physique in a matching workout set that hugs her...
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Dark Matter Tugs The Most Massive Spiral Galaxies To Breakneck Speeds

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 km/sec) in our Sun's neighborhood. New research has found that the most massive spiral galaxies spin faster than...
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Revealing The Milky Way’s Center

Spitzer Space Telescope, Milky Way Galaxy, center
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The Milky Way Is A Thief

We often think of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, as being a self-contained collection of stars, planets, gas and dust. Sure, it's going to slam straight into the neighboring Andromeda galaxy at some point in the distant future, but for now the...
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Scientists Don’t Know Why More Gas Comes In Than Out Of The Milky Way

Scientists have been trying to understand what they describe as a recycling process inside the Milky Way. Supernovas and stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disc, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars....
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Earth Is Screaming Through Space At 1.3 Million Mph. A Simple Animation By A Former Nasa Scientist...

As Earth rotates on its axis, it orbits the sun, which orbits the center of the Milky Way, which itself is barreling through space. A simple animation by former NASA scientist James O'Donoghue shows how fast all those objects are moving. Earth is...
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A Cosmic Mystery: Why Is The Milky Way Galaxy Getting Gassier?

Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it.
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Milky Way Raids Intergalactic 'bank Accounts'

Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find a surplus of incoming gas.
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Milky Way Suspected Of Kidnapping Neighbor's Tiny Galaxies - Cnet

Astronomers investigating dark matter warn that more dwarf-snatching is likely.
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Milky Way Raids Intergalactic 'bank Accounts,' Hubble Study Finds

A new Hubble study to be published in The Astrophysical Journal reports the best measurements yet for how much and how fast gas flows in and out of the Milky Way. Astronomers were surprised to find a surplus of incoming gas, leaving them with new...
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The Milky Way Kidnapped Several Tiny Galaxies From Its Neighbor

Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology. For example, ... Read more
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Hidden Passage: Could We Spy A Traversable Wormhole In The Milky Way's Heart?

Anomalous motions of stars orbiting our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole might reveal the existence of long-hypothesized tunnels through spacetime -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Erupted With A Violent Flare A Few Million Years Ago

A flare erupted from our Milky Way's center some 3.5 million years ago. While Earth wouldn't be in any danger if it happened today, the the light would be clearly visible. (Credit: James Josephides/ASTRO 3D) Astronomers believe supermassive black...
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Milky Way's Center Will Be Revealed By Nasa's Webb Telescope

After its 2021 launch, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will gather infrared light that has penetrated the dusty veil, revealing the galactic center in unprecedented detail.
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‘cataclysmic’ Blast Rocked Our Galaxy With Impact Felt Far Beyond It, Researchers Find

Although the Milky Way, which happens to be home to our Solar System, has long been considered inactive, a new study reveals that a titanic explosion took place that was so strong that a radiation flare sprang like a lighthouse beam into deep space...
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