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Cosmic slurp: Predicting black hole eating binges

Georgia Tech researchers use supercomputers to understand and predict signs of black holes swallowing stars Somewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly...

Astronomer maps out Earth’s place in the universe among ‘Council of...

We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way – a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing around them, and clouds...

River of Hydrogen Seen Flowing through Space

Using the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomer D.J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be...

Bad-boy ‘hypervelocity stars’ found escaping the galaxy

An international team of astronomers has discovered a surprising new class of “hypervelocity stars” – solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational...

Hubble reveals cloudy weather on alien world

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today's forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds. A team of scientists led...

It was four all along: More arms in Milky Way than...

A 12-year study of large stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of discussion sparked by pictures taken by NASA's Spitzer area Telescope that solely showed 2 arms.

How Stars Move at the Center of the Galaxy

Two months ago astronomers created a new 3D map of stars at the centre of our Galaxy (the Milky Way), showing more clearly than...

Evidence of jet of high-energy particles from Milky Way’s black hole...

For decades, astronomers have sought strong evidence that the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is producing a jet...

Could a Milky Way Supernova Be Visible from Earth in Next...

Astronomers at The Ohio State University have calculated the odds that, sometime during the next 50 years, a supernova occurring in our home galaxy...

Magnetic ‘Force Field’ Shields Giant Gas Cloud during Collision with Milky...

Doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way...

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