Milky Way

‘river Of Stars’ Appears To Be Hiding In Milky Way For Billion Years

Formed in the galaxy one billion years ago, a cluster of stars has been revealed to have whipped long circles around the edge of the Milky Way and to have stretched into a long stellar stream, passing just 330 light-years away from the Earth.
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Massive Cloud Is On 700,000 Mph Collision Course With Milky Way

A giant cloud orbiting our galaxy, called Smith's Cloud, contains enough gas that a collision could form 2 million stars the size of our sun.        
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How's This For Sci-fi: A Cosmic River Of 4,000 Stars Dazzles Lifeforms As It Flows Through A...

And said lifeforms include us humans on Earth If you’re living in Earth's southern hemisphere, chances are you may be able to see some of the stars in a newly identified cosmic river that's flowed through the Milky Way for hundreds of millions of...
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The Science Of Expansion: Andromeda, Gravity, And The ‘big Rip’

The Andromeda Galaxy and our Milky Way are on a collision course that will obliterate life on Earth 4.5 billion years from now.The universe is expanding in all directions, all at once – so why are Andromeda and the Milky Way drawing nearer? The...
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Everywhere In The Animal Kingdom, Followers Of The Milky Way

As scientists learn more about milk’s evolution and compositional variations, they are redefining what used to be a signature characteristic of mammals.
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After A Slow Start, Milky Way's Neighbors Have Upped Their Star-forming Game

As they prepare for their first lap around the Milky Way, our galaxy's nearest neighbors have shown a dramatic increase in star formation.
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Andromeda Galaxy Will Deliver A 'glancing Blow' To Our Milky Way Later Than Expected

Astronomers have long suspected that the colossal Andromeda galaxy would, in billions years, collide with our humble Milky Way. The collision was forecast to happen in some 3.9 billion years. But after astronomers analyzed new data captured by the...
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Snapshot: This Star Jet Spans A Whopping 33 Light-years

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the most beautiful cosmic sights that a southern observer can take in with their naked eye. At just over 150,000 light-years from Earth, this large(ish) satellite galaxy of the Milky Way is roughly 14,000...
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Gaia Clocks New Speeds For Milky Way-andromeda Collision

ESA's Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them and how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky Way – with surprising results.
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The Milky Way Is Actually Warped

A new study by a team of Chinese scientists has shown that the galaxy actually has a warped, S-shape to it. The post The Milky Way is Actually Warped appeared first on Universe Today.
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The Milky Way Is Totally Twisted

The Milky Way's disk bends and warps at the edges.
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Stunning New Milky Way Image Shows 800 Million Galaxies, Stars And Near-earth Asteroids

The Milky Way Galaxy is so vast that it would be impossible to view it in its entirety, but a stunning new map now gives us the chance to see our galaxy and its surrounding cosmic neighbors in one image.
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Astronomers Build Most Accurate 3d Map Of 'warped And Twisted' Milky Way - Cnet

Come on Milky Way, let's do the twist.
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Astronomers Make An Accidental Discovery: The Tiny Dwarf Galaxy Bedin 1

Astronomers were using data from Hubble to study white dwarf stars in the Milky Way but in the process they found something unexpected: a very faint group of stars millions of light-years away which turned out to be a new galaxy. The post...
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Nasa Says Hubble Accidentally Discovered A Tiny ‘living Fossil’ Galaxy

Aging space telescope Hubble has stumbled upon a previously unknown galaxy dubbed Bedin 1, a celestial destination within the Milky Way that NASA describes as akin to a ‘living fossil.’ The relatively minuscule, very dim Bedin 1 galaxy...
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New Star Maps Shed Light On Milky Way's Convulsive History

Hints of ghostly galaxies and ancient cataclysms in data from the Gaia spacecraft offer fresh insights into dark matter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Milky Way And Andromeda Loom Over A Dutch Sailboat In A Breathtaking Vertical Panorama

A vertical panorama of the night sky reveals a colorful sea of stars glistening above an old Dutch sailboat in Portugal's Lake Alqueva.
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One Of Our Best Views Of The Supermassive Black Hole At The Heart Of The Milky Way

An almost unimaginably enormous black hole is situated at the heart of the Milky Way. It’s called a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH), and astronomers think that almost all massive galaxies have one at their center. But of course, nobody’s...
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Milky Way's Neighbors Pick Up The Pace

After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky Way galaxy, have upped their game and are now forming new stars at a fast clip. This new insight into the history of...
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Radio Jets From The Milky Way’s Black Hole Could Be Pointing Right At Earth

We’ve spent decades trying to decode our supermassive black hole, but crucial clues could’ve been in front of us all along. Using an array of 13 radio telescopes, astronomers from the Max Planck Institute were able to home in on Sagittarius A*...
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