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Gaia Discovers Its First Supernova
Science & Tech  (tags: world, space, science, news, humans, discovery, astronomy, gaia, Supernova, galaxy, stellar explosion )

Darren
- 5 days ago - esa.int
12 September 2014 While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Laniakea. The Galaxy Supercluster That Includes the Milky Way
Science & Tech  (tags: world, galaxy, space, humans, Laniakea, Milky Way, supercluster )

Darren
- 13 days ago - twitter.com
On the cover this week: Laniakea. The galaxy supercluster that includes the Milky Way
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 )

Tamara
- 577 days ago - mnn.com
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 )

Michael
- 614 days ago - cbc.ca
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 )

Judy
- 713 days ago - sciencedaily.com
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 )

Sarah
- 979 days ago - bbc.co.uk
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 )

Suzane
- 1045 days ago - sciencedaily.com
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 )

Seema
- 1107 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
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 )

Seema
- 1113 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
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 )

Anna
- 1189 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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 )

Anna
- 1220 days ago - sciencedaily.com
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 )

Anna
- 1305 days ago - news.discovery.com
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 )

Deena
- 1329 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
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 )

Anna
- 1375 days ago - sciencedaily.com
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 )

Mary
- 1398 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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.
 

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