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Zoom Into the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, galaxy, milky way, sagittarius, star cloud, european southern observatory )

- 963 days ago -
A new video from the European Southern Observatory zooms deep into the Milky Way to reveal one of the richest star fields in the entire galaxy.
Largest Galaxy, 5 Times Size of Milky Way, Uncovered
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, galaxy, universe, Milky Way, nasa, study, research, science, interesting, discovery )

- 1000 days ago -
A group of astronomers say they've discovered the largest known spiral galaxy -- five times the size of the Milky Way -- after studying data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite.
Star Discovered Racing Around Black Hole at Center of Our Galaxy: Crucial to Revealing Fabric of Space and Time
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy and Physics, Andrea Ghez, UCLA, star discovered, S0-102, shortest known orbit, star orbits huge black hole, center of Milky Way, galaxy, Einstein, Theory of General Relativity, adaptic optics, space/time )

- 1099 days ago -
UCLA astronomers report the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering 11-and-a-half years -- the shortest known orbit of any star near this black hole.
Astronomers Weigh in on Milky Way's True Colours
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, Milky Way, Space, Galaxy )

- 1365 days ago -
Astronomers have determined exactly what colour our home galaxy the Milky Way is - and find it is aptly named.While it appears white from Earth, that is literally a trick of the light; the question is how it looks from outside.
Hubble Directly Observes the Disk Around a Black Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: space, NASA, disc, black hole, galaxy )

- 1431 days ago -
A team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe a quasar accretion disc -- a brightly glowing disc of matter that is slowly being sucked into its galaxy's central black hole.
Galaxies -A Trillion Space Telescopes Unlock Mysteries of the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: Galaxy, Universe, science )

- 1493 days ago -
Astronomers are now using galaxies as lenses to explore the distant universe, providing them with precise tool to measure the size and age of the universe and how rapidly it is expanding.
Dwarf Galaxies Found Cloaking Primitive Stars From the Early Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: Dwarf, Galaxy, space )

- 1499 days ago -
New observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have been used to solve an important astrophysical puzzle concerning the oldest stars in our galactic neighborhood hidden until recently in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.
Scientists ID Mysterious Flash in Distant Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, space, galaxy, mysterious flash, black hole )

- 1575 days ago -
Astronomers think they have solved the mystery of an extraordinary flash spied in a faraway galaxy, saying it came from a massive black hole that devoured a star after it wandered too close.
First Habitable Exoplanet? Climate Simulation Reveals New Candidate That Could Support Earth-Like Life
Science & Tech  (tags: Habitable Exoplanet, Space, Earth, Life, Galaxy )

- 1606 days ago -
The planetary system around the red dwarf Gliese 581, one of the closest stars to the Sun in the galaxy, has been the subject of several studies aiming to detect the first potentially habitable exoplanet. Two candidates have already been discarded........
Milky Way Stuffed With 50 Billion Alien Worlds
Science & Tech  (tags: Milky Way, Alien Worlds, space, Life, science, galaxy, astronomy )

- 1691 days ago -
How's this for an astronomical estimate? There are at least 50 billion exoplanets in our galaxy. What's more, astronomers estimate that 500 million of these alien worlds are probably sitting inside the habitable zones of their parent stars.
Dark-Matter Halos and Black Holes: Are They Linked?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, galaxy, black hole, halos )

- 1715 days ago -
The largest galaxies with in the largest halos of dark matter also harbor the most massive black holes. which has led to speculation that exotic physics controls the growth of black holes and their link to massive dark matter halos.
A Swarm of Ancient Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Ancient Stars, space, astronomy, galaxy )

- 1761 days ago -
We know of about 150 of the rich collections of old stars called globular clusters that orbit our galaxy, the Milky Way. A sharp new image of Messier 107, captured by the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile,
Just Found: The Planet From Another Galaxy - Yahoo! News
Science & Tech  (tags: space, nasa, planet, galaxy, milky way, science, scientists, discovery )

- 1783 days ago -
WASHINGTON - Scientists have discovered the first planet from another galaxy, sort of. While some 500 planets have been identified in other parts of our galaxy -- the Milky Way -- none has been reported in other galaxies.
Image of the Day: An Unusual Spiral Galaxy at the Far Edge of the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, scientists, galaxy, spiral galaxy )

- 1852 days ago -
The magnificent spiral NGC 4921 is about 320 million light-years from Earth located near the center of the Coma cluster . The galaxy has a nucleus with a bar structure surrounded by a distinct ring of dust that contains recently formed, hot blue stars.
Cosmic Accelerators Discovered in Our Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: Cosmic Accelerators, Galaxy, cosmic ray, science, space )

- 1877 days ago -
Physicists from UCLA and Japan have discovered evidence of "natural nuclear accelerators" at work in our Milky Way galaxy, based on an analysis of data from the world's largest cosmic ray detector.

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