Milky Way

Astronomers Find The Source Of The Huge Bubbles Of Gas Flowing Out Of The Milky Way, Still No Idea...

There’s an unusual paradox hampering research into parts of the Milky Way. Dense gas blocks observations of the galactic core, and it can be difficult to observe in visible light from our vantage point. But distant galaxies don’t always...
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Scientists Built An Ai To Discover New Stars In The Quest To Explain Our Galaxy’s Origin

An AI system has spotted thousands of new stars that could hold clues about the formation of the Milky Way. Researchers from Leeds University made the discovery by analyzing images collected by the Gaia satellite, which the European Space...
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Visit The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole With 'galactic Center Vr' Visualization (video)

A new virtual reality experience lets you fly closely, but safely, towards the supermassive black hole embedded in the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
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Using Ai To Unlock Clues To The Origins Of The Stars And Planets

An artificial intelligence (AI) system analyzing data from the Gaia space telescope has identified more than 2,000 large protostars, young stars that are still forming and could hold clues to the origin of the stars in our Milky Way.
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Barred Spiral Ngc 3895 Captured By Hubble

NGC 3895 is a barred spiral galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. It’s about 145 million light years away from our home, the Milky Way, and its diameter is about 45,000 light years. William Herschel discovered it way back in 1790. Now the...
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A New Galactic Center Adventure In Virtual Reality

By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (VR), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
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Magnetic Fields Force New Perspective On Milky Way's Black Hole

Observations from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) indicate that the magnetic field near our galaxy's core is strong enough to control the material moving around the black hole, even in the presence of the black hole's...
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The Milky Way Has One Very Hot Halo, Astronomers Find

The halo that surrounds our own Milky Way galaxy is much hotter than scientists once believed - and it may not be unique among galaxies.
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Time-lapse Video Captures Stunning Milky Way Galaxy Traveling Through Space

A time-lapse recording captured the Milky Way spinning over a Tasmanian lake, which reflected the shining stars in its still waters.       
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Scientists Observe Strange Lights In The Heart Of The Milky Way

Astronomers in Japan observe periodic lights coming from the region near the black hole at the center of our galaxy.The twinkling may be produced by hot spots in the accretion disk around the black hole.The mysterious region studied features extreme...
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Video: One Billion Stars And Counting—the Sky According To Gaia's Second Data Release

Launched in 2013, ESA's Gaia satellite has been scanning the sky to measure the positions, distances and motions of more than one billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The goal of the mission is to create the most detailed galactic map ever...
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Galactic Crash May Have Triggered Solar System Formation

The formation of the Sun, the Solar System and the subsequent emergence of life on Earth may be a consequence of a collision between our galaxy, the Milky Way, and a smaller galaxy called Sagittarius, discovered in the 1990s to be orbiting our...
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The Black Hole At The Center Of The Milky Way Is Blinking At Us - Cnet

Intermittent signals from Sagittarius A* are spotted by one of the world's most powerful telescopes.
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Researchers Intercept Covert Signal Born Due To 'exotic Phenomena' At Very Heart Of Milky Way

The signal has been mapped as originating amid the mass of forever-rotating radio spots forming around a gigantic black hole in our galaxy.
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Alma Spots Twinkling Heart Of Milky Way

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The team interpreted these blinks to be due to the rotation of radio...
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Astronomers Get Earliest Ever Glimpse Of Ancient Giant Galaxy

The disk of gas and stars resembles our own Milky Way but somehow formed when the universe was only about 10 percent of its current age -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'groupie' Galaxies Orbiting Milky Way Tell Us About Dark Matter, How Galaxy Formed

We live in a big-city galaxy. The Milky Way is so big it has satellite galaxies that orbit it, just as the Moon orbits the Earth. These arrangements tell us a great deal about the secrets of the universe—from how galaxies form to the mysterious...
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Scientists Puzzle Over Massive, Never-before-seen Star System In The Milky Way

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists announced the second detection of a gravitational-wave signal from the collision of two neutron stars. The event, called GW190425, is puzzling: The combined mass of the two neutron stars is...
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Star Wars Coming True? ’one-in-a-million’ Planet Find Raises Chances Of New Distant Habitable...

Although warp-capable starships are still non-existent, the necessity for one may soon arise, as researchers are preparing to dig into the greater Milky Way realm with the help of the James Webb Space Telescope and the planet hunter called the...
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Galaxies Like The Milky Way Are The Best For Life

A new study indicates that, contrary to what has been previously argued, galaxies like our own may be the most likely place to find intelligent life The post Galaxies Like the Milky Way are the Best for Life appeared first on Universe Today.
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