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.
Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:05
A new study has revealed that spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way appear to be much larger and more massive than previously believed.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 18:20
A team of scientists discovered the remains of a supernova that is the most recent, in Earth`s time frame, known to have occurred in the Milky Way in 2008.
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