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Astronomers find youngest known magnetar
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The truth is out there: The Milky Way could be home to 36 alien civilisations, say scientists
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Astronomers say fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way produced by highly magnetized star
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Explainer: How the Sagittarius galaxy has affected the formation of the Milky Way
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NASA renames its next-gen telescope after woman chief astronomer credited with launching the Hubble telescope
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Astronomers find rare super-Earth in Earth-like orbit
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Beyond the Milky Way, a Galactic WallAstronomers have discovered a vast assemblage of galaxies hidden behind our own, in the “zone of avoidance.”
We are not alone, study says: There could be 'dozens' of intelligent civilizations in our galaxyNew research calculates there could be over 30 intelligent civilizations throughout our Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’Astronomers have captured an image of a super rare type of galaxy — described as a “cosmic ring of fire” — as it existed 11 billion years ago. The galaxy, which has roughly the mass of the..
Time-lapse video captures stunning Milky Way galaxy traveling through spaceA time-lapse recording captured the Milky Way spinning over a Tasmanian lake, which reflected the shining stars in its still waters.
Milky Way's Strange Warped Shape Could Be Caused by an Ongoing Collision With Another GalaxyThe Milky Way has a strange warped shape, and scientists now believe this may be the result of a relatively recent or ongoing collision with another galaxy. While you may think of the Milky Way as a..
Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big BangThe blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
Using cereal boxes, paint tins and aluminium foil to see the universeTo detect the arms of the Milky Way galaxy spiralling across the background of the universe, a group of would-be astronomers will need to eat a lot of cereal.
There will be a new brightest star in the sky by end of this century, scientists sayA star is set to explode into a "nova" that will be the brightest in the sky by the end of this century, scientists say. For now, the star known as V Sagittae is very dim. It is so faint that it is..
The Milky Way is doomed to collide with nearby two dwarf galaxies sooner than expected, astronomers warnA view of the Large Magellanic Cloud (Image: Nasa) One day our beautiful starry home will smash into a pair of dwarf galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds. Now it’s feared that this apocalyptic..
A cloud in the center of our Milky Way galaxy looks like a candy cane. Take a lookWhat the image shows is actually a dense molecular cloud of raw materials that will eventually give "birth" to tens of millions of stars.
Massive black hole discovered in Milky WayAstronomers in China made a surprising discovery: a massive black hole in our galaxy. Called LB-1, this one is about 70 times the mass of the sun. It's the first time a black hole of this size has been..
Huge Black Hole 'That Shouldn't Exist in Our Galaxy' Discovered by ScientistsA large black hole that "should not exist" in the Milky Way has been discovered. The black hole, named LB-1, was detected after researchers...
Star spotted flying through universe at blistering speed after being thrown out of black holeA star has been spotted speeding through the universe after being thrown out of a supermassive black hole. It is going so fast that it will eventually be thrown out of the galaxy and never return,..
Portals to other universes could be hidden near the Milky Way’s supermassive black holeWormholes are often found in science fiction but have not yet been proven to exist (Image: Getty) Mysterious ‘wormholes’ leading to other dimensions could be lurking near the monstrous supermassive..
Pixel 4 seeks to reclaim low-light photography crown for GoogleGoogle adds an astrophotography mode to its new phone, allowing it to take pictures of the Milky Way.
Radioactive death beam from Milky Way supermassive black hole explosion could be headed for Earth, scientist warnsArtist’s impression of a huge outburst shooting from the Milky Way’s core (Image: James Josephides/ Astro 3D) Earlier this week scientists announced that the nearest supermassive black hole to..
Milky Way sends out cataclysmic beam 3.5M years ago: studyAstronomers found that an expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, like a titanic lighthouse beam, more than 3 million years ago. The..
Milky Way's centre exploded 3.5 million years agoA cataclysmic energy flare started near the massive black hole in our galaxy, a new research says.
The cannibal galaxy that's coming right for usScientists have identified for the first time evidence of Andromeda, the closest galaxy to the Milky Way, cannibalising smaller galaxies on its way towards us.
NASA captures black hole swallowing star the size of our sunAstronomers say this type of cosmic event happens once every 10,000 to 100,000 years in a galaxy the size of the Milky Way
Black hole at centre of our galaxy is getting hungrier, say scientistsUnseeable, but inescapable: black holes already rank among the more sinister phenomena out in the cosmos. So it may come as disconcerting news that the supermassive black hole at the centre of the..
Mystery Black Hole Appears to Have Hurled a Star Across the Milky WayA mysterious black hole—that has yet to be discovered—in one of our galaxy's spiral arms appears to have hurled a star across the Milky Way, an international team of astronomers has said. The..
Two supermassive black holes to lock horns as the Milky Way smashes into AndromedaThis simulated image shows what the collision between Andromeda and the Milky Way will look like from Earth (Image: Nasa) You’re probably feeling as stressed, miserable and anxious as every other..
Earth time-lapses seen from the space stationGet an astronaut’s view of auroras, stars, and the Milky Way surrounding our beautiful planet. 12,500 images taken by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst were combined to create the..
NASA examines rocky exoplanet whose surface resembles that of Moon or MercuryScientists at NASA have achieved to get a rare glimpse of the conditions on the surface of a rocky exoplanet orbiting a star beyond the Sun. Using the data of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope,..
Milky Way black hole emits mysterious light flare -- astronomers aren't sure whyScientists spot a flare of light coming from a black hole in the Milky Way. Syracuse University physics professor Duncan Brown explains to CBSN how the mysterious event may have occurred.
Supermassive Black Hole at Milky Way's Center Just Flashed Us With 'Unprecedented' Bright BurstThe supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, just produced an "unprecedented" bright flash—the cause of which is currently unknown. Sagittarius A*—the Milky Way's central black..
Millions of Black Holes Are Hiding in the Milky Way Eating Matter from Interstellar SpaceAcross the Milky Way, there are millions of undiscovered black holes that are consuming matter from interstellar space, draining our galaxy of dust and gas floating in the voids between stars. Now, a..
Spot the Milky Way's Dark Rift in AugustYou know that dark band running through the Milky Way? That's the Great Rift, aka the Dark Rift, and now's a good time to catch it.
New 3D map of Milky Way suggests it is warped and twistedAstronomers have presented a twist on how we see our galaxy, the Milky Way, with a new three-dimensional map. The galaxy was generally thought to be a flat disc consisting of an estimated 250 billion..
Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flatNew research shows our galaxy, the Milky Way, is twisted and warped - not flat as previously thought.
Hubble telescope captures spiral galaxy 70 million light-years awayNASA's Hubble telescope captured NGC 2985, a spiral galaxy 70 million light-years away. It has a lot of similarities to our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
Milky Way Grew By A Quarter In Cosmic Collision 10 Billion Years Ago, Astronomers SayAround 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a galaxy one quarter of its mass in a major cosmic crash, according to new research published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday, Deutsche..
Mind blown: 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way 'ate' a nearby galaxyTen billion years ago, our own Milky Way galaxy 'cannibalized' a smaller nearby galaxy, according to a new study published Monday.
Stunning timelapse shows milky way galaxy over U.S. Airbase in NigerA timelapse video shows the center of the Milky Way traversing the skies over a US airbase near Agadez, Niger, on Saturday, July 13.
Scientists Trace Huge Cosmic Wave Burst To Distant GalaxyA huge one-off burst of mysterious cosmic radio waves has been precisely located to a galaxy 3.6 billion light years away, The Independent reports. The powerful shiver of waves came from a Milky..