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Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

These stellar nurseries can produce dozens or even hundreds of stars with different sizes and masses.

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

It is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies, a class of ultraluminous infrared galaxies, according to the researchers.

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Milky Way may be home to over 100 billion brown dwarfs, claims study

Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain stable hydrogen fusion in their core, the hallmark of stars like the Sun.

Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

These stellar sprinters originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy in orbit around the Milky Way, the findings showed. 

Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

China is set to launch a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), to observe pulsars in the galaxy of Milky Way

Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Compared with X-ray astronomical satellites of other countries, HXMT has larger detection area, broader energy range and wider field of view.

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

NASA's Hubble reveals a remarkable galactic hybrid

NASA's Hubble reveals a remarkable galactic hybrid

NASA has revealed a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1 in an image captured by its Hubble spacecraft.

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Rare delta Scuti pulsating star is one of only seven identified by astronomers in Milky Way

Situated 7,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, the star is so rare that it's only one of seven identified by astronomers in the Milky Way.

Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Two largest galaxies of Milky Way connected by bridge of stars: Scientists

Known as the Magellanic Clouds - appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, claim scientists.

Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

A team led by researchers in Japan has found signs of stray black hole hiding in the Milky Way while examining a molecular cloud with enigmatic motion.

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

The galaxy, which is known as RX J1140.1+0307 and is in the Virgo constellation, presents an interesting puzzle. 

Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, shooting out star fragments.

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Monster black holes, it seems, also sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest satellite galaxy

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest satellite galaxy

Using a 8.2-meter telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an international team of researchers has found what could be the faintest dwarf satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

Scientists come up with detailed map of Milky Way using fully steerable radio telescopes

Scientists come up with detailed map of Milky Way using fully steerable radio telescopes

The study reveals fine details of structures between stars in the Milky Way for the first time, said Professor Lister Staveley-Smith from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia.

Gaia satellite mapped more than a billion stars in Milky Way, says ESA

Gaia satellite mapped more than a billion stars in Milky Way, says ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Wednesday released the first catalogue of more than a billion stars from its Gaia satellite to the eagerly waiting astronomers around the world.

Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

Hubble peers into stormy scenes of dark dust in Large Magellanic Cloud!

N159 is located over 160,000 light-years away. It resides just south of the Tarantula Nebula (heic1402), another massive star-forming complex within the LMC.