Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 00:04
We keep hearing about these strange and mysterious objects in space called black holes, but have you ever thought what they actually are? Do they exist in reality or are they just fiction?
Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 12:58
Milky Way`s dark matter mass suggests that the galaxy weighs just 25 - 33 percent of the amount that was previously estimated, according to a study.
Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 10:04
Astronomers have unraveled a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, which is a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 18:41
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) have released a new online public data set featuring 60,000 stars, which could us understand how our Milky Way Galaxy formed.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 20:31
Powered by massive black holes at the center of most known galaxies, quasars can emit enormous amounts of energy, up to a thousand times the total output of the hundreds of billions of stars in our entire Milky Way.
Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:55
Researchers have predicted that an interstellar probe fleet - travelling at 10 percent of speed of light - could survey the entire Milky Way galaxy in 10 million years.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00
Scientists have observed the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core about 10,000 light-years from Earth.
Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 15:20
Our Milky Way smashed into its neighbouring Andromeda galaxy around 10 billion years ago, European astronomers suggest.
Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 12:41
An international group of astronomers has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 11:36
A new study estimates that there may be twice the number of habitable planets than previously thought - thanks to new calculations that include the effect of clouds on alien worlds.
Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 17:21
ESA`s billion-star surveyor Gaia is ready to depart for its launch site in French Guiana, as it sets to embark on a five-year mission to map the stars with unprecedented precision.
Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 13:58
Our Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than previously thought, a new study has found.
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