Latest "Milky Way" News

08/01/2022

Weave: New device will investigate Milky Way's origins

A new device will help reconstruct the formation of the Milky Way in unprecedented detail.

Source: BBC News

07/15/2022

Ultra-faint mini-galaxy found around the Milky Way’s sibling Andromeda

Astronomers found Pegasus V, an incredibly faint and small galaxy that is apparently a companion to the huge Andromeda Galaxy.

Source: SYFY WIRE

07/10/2022

Building blocks of life found floating in Milky Way in discovery that suggests we are not alone

The find increases the chances that life could have evolved on other planets across the galaxy

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

07/08/2022

Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way

The finding could add credence to the 'RNA world' hypothesis about the origin of life on Earth.

Source: Gizmodo.com

07/07/2022

Scientists detect key building blocks for RNA in a cloud in Milky Way

Key building blocks of life - known as nitriles - have been detected by a team of international researchers using two telescopes in Spain.

Source: Daily Mail

07/07/2022

A star is orbiting the Milky Way's black hole at 18 million miles an hour

The discovery will help us understand more about the evolution of our galaxy and learn about fast-moving central stars.

Source: Interesting Engineering

07/06/2022

Fastest known star speeds around Milky Way's black hole at 18 million mph

The star S4716 orbits the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, coming as close to it as 92 million miles.

Source: Space.com

07/01/2022

Is Something Else Hidden at the Center of the Milky Way?

Precise Insights into the Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way’s Heart Astronomers use Gemini Observatory and an international telescope collaboration to shed light on Sagittarius A* Obtained with the help of the Gemini North telescope, astronomers have m…

Source: SciTechDaily

06/29/2022

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Just Detected a Possible Roaming Black Hole Out in the Milky Way

This discovery appeared in our galaxy nearly 5,000 light years away.

Source: Martha Stewart

06/28/2022

Largest star in Milky Way is DYING and could collapse into a black hole...

Source: The-sun.com

06/27/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study Milky Way's monster black hole

It'll team up with the Event Horizon Telescope.

Source: Space.com

06/27/2022

The Largest Star in The Milky Way Is Slowly Dying, And Astronomers Are Watching

Three-dimensional models of astronomical objects can be ridiculously complex. They can range from black holes that light doesn't even escape to the literal size of the Universe and everything in between.

Source: ScienceAlert

06/23/2022

Bizarre spiral object found swirling around Milky Way's center

It looks like a tiny galaxy, but it's just one big star.

Source: Space.com

06/20/2022

Mysterious spiral object found near Milky Way's center

It looks like a tiny galaxy, but it's just one big star.

Source: Live Science

06/18/2022

Scientists find possible black hole wandering the Milky Way

It's all on its lonesome.

Source: Axios

06/15/2022

There Could Be Four Hostile Civilizations in the Milky Way

In a series of papers, amateur astronomer and exoplanet researcher Alberto Caballero narrows down who could have sent the Wow! Signal and how many hostile civilizations could be listening to our transmissions.

Source: Universe Today

06/15/2022

Building the Ultimate Milky Way Map: Here's What Scientists Have So Far

Peruse strange starquake sightings, cosmic DNA secrets, all of our solar system's asteroids and so much more.

Source: CNET

06/15/2022

Hubble spies stellar 'ghost' wandering the Milky Way galaxy

For the first time, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected a lone object drifting through our Milky Way galaxy — the invisible, ghostly remains of a once-radiant star.

Source: KSL.com

06/14/2022

New Milky Way Visualizations Show the Dance of Millions of Stars in Incredible Detail

ESA's Gaia detected unusual 'starquakes' during its third survey of the galaxy.

Source: Gizmodo.com

06/14/2022

Hubble Finds Phantom Imprint in Space Revealing Black Hole Roaming Our Milky Way Galaxy

Hubble Determines Mass of Black Hole Isolated Black Hole Supermassive black holes, such as Sagittarius A* — the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy — lie at the center of virtually all galaxies. However, a small stellar mass black hole, which is …

Source: SciTechDaily

06/14/2022

Hubble spies stellar 'ghost' wandering the Milky Way galaxy

For the first time, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected a lone object drifting through our Milky Way galaxy. Two different teams of astronomers have arrived at separate conclusions about the invisible, ghostly remains of this once-radiant star.

Source: CNN

06/14/2022

Starquakes! Gaia Spacecraft Sees Strange Stars in Most Detailed Milky Way Survey to Date

Gaia is a mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) to create an precise three-dimensional map of more than a billion stars throughout our Milky Way galaxy and beyond. Although it launched all the way back in 2013, it is still working to accurately map the t…

Source: SciTechDaily

06/13/2022

'Dark' black hole wandering the Milky Way may be the smallest yet detected

The stellar-mass black hole is likely one of 100 million solitary black holes in the Milky Way, scientists said.

Source: Space.com

06/13/2022

Scientists map Milky Way stars using European space telescope

Data from the Gaia observatory will help to reconstruct our galaxy’s evolution and predict its development

Source: Financial Times

06/13/2022

Milky Way's secrets revealed by massive space probe map

The Gaia space probe unveiled its latest discoveries on Monday in its quest to map the Milky Way in unprecedented detail, surveying nearly two million stars and revealing mysterious "starquakes" which sweep across the fiery giants like vast tsunamis.

Source: FRANCE 24 English

06/10/2022

An Ultra-Rare Cosmic Object Was Just Detected in The Milky Way, Astronomers Report

A new member of a category of star so rare we can count the known number of them on our fingers and toes has just been discovered in the Milky Way.

Source: ScienceAlert

06/07/2022

New trove of data from Europe's Gaia mission will lead to best Milky Way map ever

This time, astronomers will see all the way to the Milky Way's edge.

Source: Space.com

05/31/2022

The secret of the bulge: A gorgeous partially digested galaxy in the Milky Way’s core

Why is globular cluster Liller 1 so red?

Source: SYFY WIRE

05/31/2022

4 big Milky Way mysteries the next Gaia mission data dump may solve

"You really get to know the stars."

Source: Space.com

05/30/2022

A mysterious intergalactic force is pushing against the Milky Way

Meet the dipole repeller.

Source: Space.com

05/29/2022

Hubble telescope spots stunning 'Hidden Galaxy' hiding behind our own Milky Way

If it weren't for all the interstellar matter in the way, IC 342 would be one of the brightest galaxies in the sky.

Source: Space.com

05/27/2022

Hubble telescope captures image of galaxy twice the size of Milky Way

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning new image of, NGC 474, an elliptical galaxy that's 2.5 times larger than our Milky Way.

Source: USA Today

05/27/2022

James Webb telescope will soon study two Super-Earths in the Milky Way

NASA’s James Webb space telescope is almost ready to get to work. The telescope’s mirrors are perfectly aligned. The team is currently finishing up the final...

Source: BGR

05/27/2022

James Webb telescope will soon study two Super-Earths in the Milky Way

Source: Google News

05/27/2022

Webb Space Telescope To Provide Details of Two Intriguing “Super-Earths” in the Milky Way

Astronomers will train Webb’s high-precision spectrographs on two intriguing rocky exoplanets. Imagine if Earth were much, much closer to the Sun. So close that an entire year would only last a few hours. So close that gravity has locked one hemisphere in per…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/25/2022

Black-hole image sheds light on Milky Way mysteries

A growing body of evidence, including observations that produced the first image of Sagittarius A*, is starting to reveal the inner workings of our Galaxy’s core.

Source: Nature.com

05/19/2022

Blood Moon, Aurora, and Milky Way Captured in One Photo

A stunning photo.

Source: PetaPixel

05/18/2022

Milky Way Explodes Into View During Lunar Eclipse

An explosion of stars.

Source: PetaPixel

05/18/2022

The 2022 winners of prestigious Milky Way photography competition revealed

The competition is run by travel photography blog Capture the Atlas, which has revealed 25 gold-star winning images.

Source: Daily Mail

05/17/2022

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astro…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/15/2022

You’ve Seen the New Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole – Now Hear It!

This is a sonification — translation into sound — of the latest image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Using a radar-like scan, the sonification begins at the …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/14/2022

Images of Black Hole in Milky Way's Center Finally Captured

Scientists are celebrating the second successful imaging of a black hole. Using the same Event Horizon Telescope that was able to capture the first image of ...

Source: YouTube

05/13/2022

Image of Milky Way black hole marks new era in space science

For decades scientists have believed there is a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. For the first time this week, they released an astonishing image of it, about 27,000 light years away from Earth. An international collaboration of scientists an…

Source: PBS

05/13/2022

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole by EHT, Russia's ISS Bluff, Ingenuity's Problems | Space Bites

Source: YouTube

05/13/2022

Yes, the new photo of the Milky Way's monster black hole looks fuzzy. Here's why it isn't.

It's actually one of the sharpest images ever.

Source: Space.com

05/13/2022

Milky Way vs M87: Event Horizon Telescope photos show 2 very different monster black holes

'M87 was exciting because it was extraordinary. Sagittarius A* is exciting because it's common.'

Source: Space.com

05/13/2022

Astronomers, including Harvard researchers, capture 1st image of Milky Way's huge black hole

The colorized image unveiled Thursday is from the international consortium behind the Event Horizon Telescope, a collection of eight synchronized radio telescopes around the world. Previous efforts had found the black hole in the center of our galaxy too jump…

Source: WCVB Boston

05/13/2022

Our Galaxy's Dark Heart: Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of the Milky Way's Black Hole

This is Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole that resides in the center of our home galaxy.

Source: CNET

05/13/2022

1st image of supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy revealed

For the first time, astronomers have captured an image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, confirming the presence of the cosmic object. It is 4 million times more massive than our sun.

Source: CNN

05/12/2022

Supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way seen for first time

Event Horizon telescope captures image giving a glimpse of the turbulent heart of our galaxy

Source: The Guardian

05/12/2022

First image of black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy captured - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world got a look Thursday at the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, with astronomers calling it a “gentle giant" on a near-starvation diet.

Source: Associated Press

05/12/2022

Has the Milky Way’s Black Hole Come to Light?

The Event Horizon Telescope reaches again for a glimpse of the “unseeable.”

Source: New York Times

05/11/2022

Watch Live: Astronomers Reveal 'Groundbreaking Result' of Milky Way's Black Hole

We might see the Milky Way's supermassive black hole for the first time on Thursday. Here's how you can follow along.

Source: CNET

05/11/2022

WATCH LIVE: Astronomers reveal ‘groundbreaking’ findings about the Milky Way

The international network of researchers who first pictured a black hole say they have another big announcement coming out on Thursday about our own galaxy.

Source: PBS

05/11/2022

Astronomers find 'gold standard' star in Milky Way

In our sun's neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy is a relatively bright star, and in it, astronomers have been able to identify the widest range of elements in a star beyond our solar system yet.

Source: Phys.Org

05/10/2022

Watch the Event Horizon Telescope's 'groundbreaking' Milky Way discovery reveal online this week

The last time EHT teased us like this, the observatory debuted the first-ever image of a black hole.

Source: Space.com

05/10/2022

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast - a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its immense gravitational pull.

Source: Reuters

05/09/2022

The US National Science Foundation Has 'Groundbreaking' News About The Milky Way

The U.S. National Science Foundation, in tandem with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, will soon deliver "groundbreaking" news about our galaxy.

Source: SlashGear

05/09/2022

Major Mystery Announcement About Milky Way to Be Revealed Thursday

The announcement could feature an important discovery about our galaxy's supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*.

Source: Newsweek

05/09/2022

'Groundbreaking Result' of Milky Way's Black Hole Coming Soon

Will we soon see the Milky Way's supermassive black hole for the first time? Astronomers are teasing a big result this week.

Source: CNET

05/03/2022

A 'galaxy' is unmasked as a pulsar — the brightest outside the Milky Way

Using a technique to block certain wavelengths of light, researchers hope to discover many more hidden pulsars.

Source: Nature.com

05/02/2022

“What Could It Be?” Event-Horizon Telescope Astronomers Set to Announce Major Discovery About the Center of Our Milky Way Galaxy - The Daily Galaxy -

Astronomers responsible for producing the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019 are about to make an announcement about something at the center of The Milky Way on May 12.  Could it be an image of Sagittarius A* our galaxy’s supermassive black hole or the …

Source: The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

04/29/2022

“Groundbreaking” New Milky Way Announcement Coming From First Black Hole Image Team

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and the European Southern Observatory have announced a press conference for May 12 on “groundbreaking Milky Way results”.

Source: IFLScience

04/29/2022

Astronomers Are About to Make a Massive Announcement About Something in The Milky Way

In two weeks' time, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is going to present the world with new information about our Milky Way.

Source: ScienceAlert

04/28/2022

'Groundbreaking' Milky Way results from telescope network behind 1st black hole image coming soon

We'll find out more May 12 from the same telescope group that imaged a black hole in April 2019.

Source: Space.com

04/04/2022

Timeline of the Milky Way

We live in the Milky Way galaxy, an immense, flat, spiral galaxy surrounded by a massive halo of stars and dark matter. The disk of stars, gas, and dust in...

Source: SYFY WIRE

04/04/2022

Timeline of the Milky Way

Source: Google News

03/30/2022

An Ancient Part of The Milky Way Is Much Older Than We Ever Knew

The Milky Way is older than astronomers thought, or part of it is. A newly-published study shows that part of the disk is two billion years older than we thought.

Source: ScienceAlert

03/29/2022

Remains of one the Milky Way's most famous explosions are not expanding evenly

The inner nebula of the much-studied supernova may have collided with another phenomenon, according to a team from the University of Amsterdam and Harvard.

Source: Daily Mail

03/28/2022

The Milky Way's 'thick disk' is 2 billion years older than scientists thought

The thick disk began forming stars just 0.8 billion years after the Big Bang.

Source: Live Science

03/28/2022

Gaia Spacecraft Discovers Parts of the Milky Way Are Much Older Than Thought

Using data from ESA’s Gaia mission, astronomers have shown that a part of the Milky Way known as the ‘thick disc’ began forming 13 billion years ago, around 2 billion years earlier than expected, and just 0.8 billion years after the Big Bang. This surprising …

Source: SciTechDaily

03/25/2022

Parts of the Milky Way are much older than thought, study reveals

The Milky Way's thick disk is 2 billion years older than astronomers previously thought and likely formed barely 800 million years after the Big Bang, a new study based on an unusual type of star found.

Source: Space.com

03/23/2022

This is how old our galaxy really is: Milky Way birthday discovered

Scientists say its origins date back to just 800 million years after the Big Bang occurred.

Source: New York Post

03/23/2022

Gaia mission finds parts of the Milky Way much older than expected

Using data from ESA's Gaia mission, astronomers have shown that a part of the Milky Way known as the 'thick disc' began forming 13 billion years ago, around 2 billion years earlier than expected, and just 0.8 billion years after the Big Bang.

Source: Phys.Org

03/23/2022

Milky Way Study Yields Fresh Insights Into Formation of Our Galactic Home

New research pinpoints the ages of nearly a quarter of a million stars in our galaxy to help show how it was assembled

Source: The Wall Street Journal

03/23/2022

A time-resolved picture of our Milky Way's early formation history

A sample of approximately 250,000 subgiant stars enables an alternative view of the Milky Way’s assembly history, especially the early formation history of the old disk and halo.

Source: Nature.com

03/09/2022

Gigantic Bubbles at Center of Milky Way Caused by Powerful Jet of Energy From Supermassive Black Hole

In 2020, the X-ray telescope eRosita took images of two enormous bubbles extending far above and below the center of our galaxy. Since then, astronomers have debated their origin. Now, a study including University of Michigan research suggests the bubbles are…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/08/2022

Massive bubbles at center of Milky Way caused by supermassive black hole

In 2020, the X-ray telescope eRosita took images of two enormous bubbles extending far above and below the center of our galaxy.

Source: Phys.Org

03/07/2022

Giant Bubbles Expanding From The Milky Way Could Be Explained by a Single Event

Two sets of giant bubbles that extend thousands of light-years above and below the plane of the Milky Way could have been produced by the same event, in spite of their significant difference in size.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/27/2022

Largest shock wave in the universe is '60 times larger than the Milky Way,' new study finds

The wave has been blasting through space at near-light-speed for 200 million years.

Source: Live Science

02/21/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study Milky Way's flaring supermassive black hole

Sagittarius A* flickers every hour, making it a challenging target for telescopes.

Source: Space.com

02/19/2022

The Milky Way's Dramatic History of Violence Has Been Charted in a New Map

Over the course of the history of the Universe, the Milky Way has not been serenely sailing through intergalactic space. Quite the contrary, actually. Over the last 13.6 billion years or so, it has collided with and consumed multiple other galaxies.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/18/2022

Astronomers spot remains of long-lost galaxy eaten by the Milky Way

The demolished galaxy crashed into our own 8 billion to 10 billion years ago.

Source: Space.com

02/17/2022

Astronomers discover massive radio galaxy 100 times larger than the Milky Way

Its discovery was "a stroke of luck."

Source: Space.com

02/17/2022

The Milky Way is a messy eater. This map shows the crumbs it has left behind

Remains of our Galaxy’s meals are smeared across the galactic halo

Source: Science.org

02/12/2022

Discovery in Milky Way shows a potential life-supporting planet orbiting dying sun

UNDATED (WKRC) - Scientists have discovered a planet that may be capable of supporting life despite it orbiting a dying sun. Researchers from University College London discovered the planet while observing a white dwarf 117 light years away. The remains of th…

Source: WKRC TV Cincinnati

02/04/2022

For The First Time, a Lone Black Hole Has Been Found Wandering The Milky Way

Like an ancient cardigan, the Milky Way should be absolutely riddled with black holes.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/03/2022

Astronomers find the first rogue black hole wandering the Milky Way!

Exploiting a bizarre property of black holes and gravity, astronomers may have made the first unambiguous detection of an isolated stellar-mass black hole in our galaxy, including a measurement of its mass and distance! If this pans out it will be the first r…

Source: SYFY WIRE

01/22/2022

Astronomers Find the Biggest Structure in the Milky Way: Filament of Hydrogen 3,900 Light-Years Long

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, our Universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them. About 370,000 years later, hydrogen had formed, the building block of stars, which fuse hydro…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/18/2022

Unknown objects at the heart of Milky Way are sending Earth signals

Researchers detected radio waves coming from objects at the center of the Milky Way, and then they mysteriously disappeared.

Source: TweakTown

01/17/2022

Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Is Unpredictable and Chaotic – Mysterious Flares Erupt Every Day

An international team of researchers, led by postgraduate student Alexis Andrés, has found that the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term. The team analyzed 15 years’ wort…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/13/2022

Astronomers confront massive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*

At the center of the Milky Way is a supermassive black hole, 4.3 million times bigger than the sun, known as Sagittarius A*. Until recently, it was not clear how much of the matter at the heart of the galaxy was Sagittarius A*. Astronomers measured the veloci…

Source: Phys.Org

01/13/2022

Shredded 'stellar streams' could lead to the Milky Way's missing dark matter

The eerie streams could also reveal which galaxies the Milky Way has gobbled up over the years.

Source: Live Science

01/12/2022

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole is leaking gas

The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is leaking.

Source: Space.com

01/12/2022

Black hole at center of Milky Way unpredictable and chaotic

An international team of researchers, led by postgraduate student Alexis Andrés, has found that the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term. The team analyzed 15 years' wort…

Source: Phys.Org

01/11/2022

12 Stellar Streams Within Our Galactic Halo: The Milky Way's Feeding Habits Shine a Light on Dark Matter

Astronomers are one step closer to revealing the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our galactic halo. Understanding these star streams is very important for astronomers. A…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/11/2022

Twelve for dinner: The Milky Way's feeding habits shine a light on dark matter

Astronomers are one step closer to revealing the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our galactic halo.

Source: Phys.Org

01/07/2022

Bizarre cloud of gas is one of the longest structures in the Milky Way

Both its size and composition are very unusual.

Source: Live Science

01/06/2022

Astronomers discover largest structure in the Milky Way - a massive hydrogen filament named Maggie

Maggie, a massive hydrogen filament in the Milky Way, measures some 16 trillion miles long, making it the largest structure in our universe. It sits 55,000 light-years from Earth

Source: Daily Mail

01/06/2022

Scientists spot one of the longest known structures in the Milky Way

A massive filament named "Maggie" could become a hotbed for star formation.

Source: CNET

01/06/2022

Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way: A filament of hydrogen 3,900 light-years long

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, our universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them. About 370,000 years later, hydrogen had formed, the building block of stars, which fuse hydro…

Source: Phys.Org

01/06/2022

Stars from ancient cluster found in the Milky Way

A stream of stars that formed less than 3 billion years after the Big Bang.

Source: Ars Technica

01/06/2022

Astronomers Discover One of The Biggest Structures Ever Seen in The Milky Way

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, our Universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them.

Source: ScienceAlert

01/05/2022

Discovery of the least 'metallic' stellar structure in the Milky Way

The sun is made up of 98.5% hydrogen and helium, two light chemical elements, while the remaining 1.5% consists of other, heavier elements such as carbon, oxygen, and iron. The abundance of heavier elements in a star is called its metallicity, and varies from…

Source: Phys.Org

12/27/2021

Largest-ever group of ‘rogue’ planets discovered in Milky Way

Astronomers have found dozens of ‘rogue’ exoplanets roaming the Milky Way without a parent star to hold them in orbit. At least 70 such cosmic nomads have been confirmed, but the number could be as high as 170, a new study says.

Source: RT

12/26/2021

Largest collection of free-floating planets found in the Milky Way

Using observations and archival data from several of NSF's NOIRLab's observatories, together with observations from telescopes around the world and in orbit, astronomers have discovered at least 70 new free-floating planets—planets that wander through space w…

Source: Phys.Org

12/22/2021

At least 70 free-floating planets found in the Milky Way

Astronomers discover 70 free-floating planets, the largest group of rogue planets ever found. The planets may have formed on their own or been ejected by a star.

Source: Inverse

12/22/2021

Mysterious Galactic Nomads: At Least 70 Rogue Planets Uncovered in Our Milky Way

Rogue planets are elusive cosmic objects that have masses comparable to those of the planets in our Solar System but do not orbit a star, instead roaming freely on their own. Not many were known until now, but a team of astronomers, using data from several Eu…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/19/2021

The Illusion of a Continuous Perseus Arm: Our Milky Way May Be More Fluffy, Less Wiry

New research shows a section of the outer Milky Way is more clumpy, less well-organized than previously thought. When you go outside at night in a rural location with dark skies, you can look up and see a band of stars crossing the sky. That band is our Milky…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/17/2021

Stunning close-up reveals secrets of Milky Way's neighbour

A stunning image captured by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, shows one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors in new detail.

Source: Phys.Org

12/14/2021

Milky Way: Astronomers capture the deepest and sharpest images to date of our galaxy's black hole

Stunning new images released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), show several stars moving around their orbit of the Milky Way's black hole, called Sagittarius A*.

Source: Daily Mail

12/13/2021

Star-gobbling burp from our Milky Way's black hole is detected by astronomers

Astronomers have found evidence of an ancient outburst from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way.

Source: CNN

12/13/2021

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole 'has a leak', NASA says

The Milky Way's black hole, Sagittarius A*, 'burps' a 'blowtorch-like jet' out into space through this leak, researchers from the University of North Carolina have revealed.

Source: Daily Mail

12/13/2021

Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Still Smoldering Long After Powerful “Death-Ray” Beam Outburst

Hubble Finds a Smoldering Remnant in a Blast From the Past In some science fiction movies there is a sleeping monster, like Godzilla, who suddenly awakens and goes on a rampage. Our Milky Way galaxy was once thought to have a sleeping monster at its core, a b…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/10/2021

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole burps 'mini-jets,' scientists find

The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy periodically hiccups after consuming nearby stars and gas clouds, burping a "mini-jet" out into space that is linked to expanding bubbles observed in the Galactic halo.

Source: Space.com

12/10/2021

Black hole warning: NASA spots Milky Way's supermassive region of spacetime 'leaking'

ASTRONOMERS have noticed that the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is 'leaking' in what could be a breakthrough discovery.

Source: Express

12/09/2021

Mini-Jet Found Near Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

Hubble has found circumstantial evidence that the black hole is still smoldering long after the earlier outburst.

Source: NASA

12/06/2021

A satellite galaxy to the Milky Way has a way too big black hole at its heart

Our Milky Way galaxy is one of two big galaxies (Andromeda is the other) in a small clutch of galaxies we call the Local Group. There are dozens of smaller galaxies in the group, many of which can be considered satellites of Andromeda or us.

Source: SYFY WIRE

12/03/2021

Giant black hole inside a tiny satellite galaxy of our Milky Way defies explanation

"There is no explanation for this kind of black hole in dwarf spheroidal galaxies."

Source: Space.com

12/03/2021

Strangely Massive Black Hole Discovered in Milky Way Satellite Galaxy

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory have discovered an unusually massive black hole at the heart of one of the Milky Way’s dwarf satellite galaxies, called Leo I. Almost as massive as the black hole in our own galaxy, the f…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/01/2021

Astronomers discover strangely massive black hole in Milky Way satellite galaxy

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory have discovered an unusually massive black hole at the heart of one of the Milky Way's dwarf satellite galaxies, called Leo I. Almost as massive as the black hole in our own galaxy, the f…

Source: Phys.Org

11/29/2021

How massive is the Milky Way?

We live in the Milky Way galaxy, a decently large spiral-armed stellar city that has a flat disk roughly 120,000 light years across, a giant halo that extends for a million light years, and a central bulge of stars shaped vaguely like a Tic Tac.

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11/27/2021

'Gangotri wave' connecting two of Milky Way's spiral arms discovered

A team of researchers from Germany, France and the U.K. has discovered a long thin filament of dense gas connecting two of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. In their paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the group describes their work studyi…

Source: Phys.Org

11/25/2021

Gaia reveals that most Milky Way companion galaxies are newcomers to our corner of space

Data from ESA's Gaia mission is re-writing the history of our galaxy, the Milky Way. What had traditionally been thought of as satellite galaxies to the Milky Way are now revealed to be mostly newcomers to our galactic environment.

Source: Phys.Org

11/25/2021

The Milky Way May Have Just Lost a Whole Bunch of Satellite Galaxies

The space around the Milky Way isn't vacant. It's swarming with dwarf galaxies – small, faint, and low in mass, with as few as around 1,000 stars each.

Source: ScienceAlert

11/23/2021

Once New Horizons was out Beyond Pluto, it Could Finally Measure the Brightness of the Milky Way

The New Horizons spacecraft has been speeding away from Earth since it launched in 2006. Scientists using the Alice UV imaging spectrograph on board New Horizons, have been patiently but sporadically gathering data during those 15 years, but also waiting to g…

Source: Universe Today

11/18/2021

Astronomers discover enormous 'barrier' separating the center of the Milky Way from the cosmic ray sea

Something is keeping the universe's fastest-moving particles from entering the center of our galaxy.

Source: Live Science

11/10/2021

Scientists link an odd reaction to a barrier in the center of the Milky Way

Researchers found a dip in the otherwise uniform density of cosmic rays at the center of the Milky Way.

Source: Inverse

10/29/2021

Scientists believe they've spotted the first planet outside the Milky Way

The planet hasn't been confirmed but the findings could help scientists identify other planets outside of our galaxy.

Source: CBS News

10/29/2021

First exoplanet found outside Milky Way

The first potential exoplanet, or a planet orbiting around a star, has been found outside of the Milky Way, according to ANU astrophysicist and cosmologist D...

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10/28/2021

What’s Causing the Mysterious Radio Waves Coming From the Heart of the Milky Way?

The center of the Milky Way is a mysterious place. Astronomers think there’s a supermassive black hole there, though it could be dark matter instead. The region is densely packed with stars, dominated by red giants. And because of all the dust between Earth a…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/28/2021

Strange Black Hole Discovered in Milky Way With a Huge Warp in Its Accretion Disc

An international team of astrophysicists from South Africa, the UK, France and the US have found large variations in the brightness of light seen from around one of the closest black holes in our Galaxy, 9,600 light-years from Earth, which they conclude is ca…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/28/2021

Scientists believe they've spotted the first planet outside the Milky Way

The planet hasn't been confirmed but the findings could help scientists identify other planets outside of our galaxy.

Source: CBS News

10/28/2021

NASA’s New $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Will Reveal the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

Webb will tackle the challenge of the supermassive black hole’s puzzling flares, which have proved both intriguing and frustrating for astronomers. In its first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will join forces with a global collaborative…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/27/2021

NASA's Webb and Event Horizon to Reveal Milky Way's Massive Black Hole

During Webb’s first slate of observations, astronomers will use its infrared imaging power to address some of the unique and persistent challenges presented by the Milky Way’s black hole, named Sagittarius A*.

Source: NASA

10/26/2021

New planet outside of Milky Way may have been spotted, researchers say

Astronomers have spotted signs of a possible planet in another galaxy, the first time a planet candidate was spotted outside the Milky Way.

Source: NBC News

10/26/2021

NASA's Chandra telescope sees signs of 'exoplanet' outside the Milky Way

Scientists found signs of a planet beyond the Milky Way using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Source: The Washington Post

10/20/2021

NASA has selected new space telescope project to study Milky Way's evolution

The most violent and powerful events in the universe produce gamma-ray bursts.

Source: Space.com

10/19/2021

New NASA telescope will observe star birth and death in the Milky Way's evolution

A new space telescope being developed by NASA will launch in 2025 to help scientists understand the evolution of our galaxy. The gamma-ray telescope is called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager, or COSI.

Source: CNN

10/19/2021

NASA Selects Gamma-Ray Telescope To Probe Origins of Galactic Positrons, Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to …

Source: SciTechDaily

10/18/2021

What’s Causing the Mysterious Radio Waves Coming From the Center of the Milky Way?

Astronomers have found puzzling new radio waves emanating from the Milky Way's center. Could it be a pulsar? Magnetar? Galactic Center Radio Transient?

Source: Universe Today

10/18/2021

NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way.

Source: NASA

10/17/2021

Weird radio waves from the heart of the Milky Way

Weird galactic radio waves have been detected in the heart of the Milky Way. Unlike any found before, they may originate from a new type of cosmic object.

Source: EarthSky

10/16/2021

Mysterious radio waves are radiating from an unknown object at the heart of the Milky Way, astronomers say

The signal appeared near the center of the galaxy. It was strong for most of 2020, but then it suddenly vanished. It reemerged briefly, months later.

Source: Business Insider

10/15/2021

Radio waves heard in Milky Way

Mysterious radio signals have been heard from the Milky Way, but it is “not aliens”, according to ANU astrophysicist and cosmologist Dr Brad Tucker.“Not alie...

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10/14/2021

Mysterious, 'extraordinary' radio waves discovered coming from heart of the Milky Way

"We’ve never seen anything like it." Astronomers are baffled and have no idea what's causing it.

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10/14/2021

'Extraordinary' radio waves discovered coming from the heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers are baffled and so far have no idea what's causing it.

Source: AL.com

10/14/2021

'Extraordinary' unknown radio signal from heart of Milky Way puzzles astronomers

What buzzed Earth from the center of the galaxy? Scientists are trying to work that out.

Source: CNET

10/13/2021

'Extraordinary' radio waves from the heart of the Milky Way discovered by scientists

The unusual signals — “radio waves that fit no currently understood pattern of variable radio source” — could suggest a new class of stellar object

Source: OregonLive

10/13/2021

Gravitas: 'Strange' radio waves detected from the heart of the Milky Way

'Unusual radio waves' have been detected from the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. Scientists say these signals are unlike anything they have come across. Pal...

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10/13/2021

Scientists say mysterious radio waves are coming from the center of the Milky Way | TheHill

”We’ve never seen anything like it.”

Source: The Hill

10/12/2021

An 'unusual' radio wave sent from the middle of the Milky Way has experts confused

A team of international researches detected radio waves coming from the center of our galaxy, but what is causing it remains unknown.

Source: USA Today

10/12/2021

Mysterious radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way baffle astronomers

"We've never seen anything like it," one astronomer said.

Source: CBS News

10/12/2021

Mysterious radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way

"We've never seen anything like it," one astronomer said.

Source: CBS News

10/12/2021

Mysterious radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way

"We've never seen anything like it," one astronomer said.

Source: CBS News

10/12/2021

Strange radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way stump scientists

The energy signal is unlike any phenomenon studied before and could suggest a previously unknown stellar object, according to a new study.

Source: CNN