Milky Way

Gravitational Forces At Heart Of Milky Way Shaped This Star Cluster Like A Comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy. The post...
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Sorry Iphone X Owners, But Pixel Takes Way Better Aurora Photos

It was dark and my feet were freezing, despite my winter boots and Alaska-themed wool socks. Up on a hillside, the city lights of Anchorage far below, I saw a milky sheen striped across the sky. Were those the Northern Lights I had been looking...
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Who Is This Alien? Why, It's The Psychedelic Frogfish.

"Who’s this alien?" is Mashable’s enduring series about the exceptionally peculiar critters that inhabit a relatively small, ocean-dominated world in the outer realms of the Milky Way galaxy, called Earth. Many of these lifeforms,...
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Astronomers Take First, High-resolution Look At Huge Star-forming Region Of Milky Way

A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within a star-forming region of the Milky Way. The first good look at the galactic region indicated...
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Why Didn’t Scientists Photograph The Black Hole At The Center Of The Milky Way?

After years of work and a whole lot of hype, researchers working with the Event Horizon Telescope project finally unveiled the very first image ever captured of an actual black hole this week. The relatively low-res image was nonetheless fantastic,...
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Voyager And Pioneer’s Grand Tour Of The Milky Way

A new study takes a look at where the Voyager and Pioneer probes might one day venture to as they make their way through our galaxy The post Voyager and Pioneer’s Grand Tour of the Milky Way appeared first on Universe Today.
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Nasa's Hubble Captures Stunning 'celestial Gems' In Aquarius Constellation [photo]

One of the largest globular clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy was captured on camera by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. On its official Twitter page, NASA shared an image of Messier 2, which, aside from being one of the most massive, is also one...
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Are Brown Dwarfs Failed Stars Or Super-planets?

Brown dwarfs fill the 'gap' between stars and the much smaller planets. But how they originate has yet to be fully explained. Astronomers may now be able to answer that question. They discovered that the star v Ophiuchi in the Milky Way is being...
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Astronomers May Soon Reveal The First Photo Of A Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers might have taken the first direct picture of a black hole in the Milky Way and now, science fanatics around the world are waiting for more details on this groundbreaking image. Direct […] The post Astronomers May Soon Reveal the...
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Galaxies With Almost No Dark Matter Exist, Confirm Two Yale Studies

In 2018, Yale University researchers published a groundbreaking study about galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 — the first known galaxy with little or no dark matter. As NASA pointed out, the galaxy is as large as our Milky Way. The agency’s Hubble...
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Step Into The Center Of The Galaxy With Nasa’s 360-degree Visualization

Take a supermassive black hole's view of the Milky Way with a stunning, immersive video that shows galaxy as if you were sitting right in its center, created from supercomputer simulations and data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The post...
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Hunting Cosmic Fireworks In The Magellanic Clouds

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) are two of the most stunning naked-eye sights you can spot in the southern sky. Over the past few billion years, these two satellite galaxies of the Milky Way have been locked...
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Cosmic Fireworks In The Clouds: Volunteer Detectives Sought For Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search

Caught in a cosmic dance, our nearest neighbor galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are cartwheeling and circling each other as they fall toward our galaxy, the Milky Way. The gravitational interaction between the Clouds sparks cosmic fireworks—bursts...
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Waiting For Neutrinos

On Feb. 24, 1987, light from a supernova that exploded 168,000 years ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbor of the Milky Way, reached Earth. Astronomers Ian Shelton and Oscar Duhalde at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile first reported the...
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Ultra-sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous!

Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The remarkably sharp image looks back into the early history of our Universe and sheds new...
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Astronomers Discover ‘cannonball’ Neutron Star Zooming Through Milky Way (video)

The newly discovered neutron star is rocketing through space five times faster than the average pulsar and is expected to eventually escape our galaxy.
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Get Ready For Milky Way Season With These Galactic Night-sky Photos

The Milky Way stretches across the early-morning sky in these glistening views captured by astrophotographer Sérgio Conceição in Campinho, Portugal.
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Chilean Telescope Uncovers One Of The Oldest Star Clusters In The Galaxy

An ultra-high definition image captured by the Gemini South telescope in Chile has uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way. The cluster, called HP 1, could give clues to how our galaxy was formed billions of years ago. The post...
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These Two Cosmic 'chimneys' Could Be Fueling The Galaxy-sized Bubbles Looming Over The Milky Way

Scientists made an X-ray map of the center of the galaxy — and they found two chimneys of plasma.
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Take A Virtual Tour Of The Center Of The Milky Way

If you ever wanted to see what the Milky Way looks like from the perspective of the giant black hole at the center of it? Well now you can.        
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