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Light Pollution: What Is Going On With Our Galaxy?

June 19, 2016 | 3

If you want to look at those bright stars thingies in the night sky you may not be able to see what your ancestors saw in the past. Read More

Monster Gas Cloud, Smith Cloud, Will Hit the Milky Way ‘Soon’

February 7, 2016 |

Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, have measured and characterized an enormous, galaxy-sized cloud of dust and gas, Known as The Smith Cloud, swirling around the Milky Way. Read More

Researchers Estimated Precisely The Milky Way’ Weighs. How Heavy Is It?

June 4, 2015 |

How do astronomers estimate the mass of the Milky Way galaxy? It seems like a simple question, but it is not. Our galaxy consists of roughly 100 billion stars, stretching up to 200,000 light years from edge to edge, wide enough to makes it very difficult to measure. Read More

Our Sun Born Much Later After Milky Way’s “Star Birthing” Party

April 26, 2015 |

Billion years ago, galaxies like our Milky Way underwent an era of prolific star formation, churning out stars at a frenzy rate, 30 times faster than they do today. Read More

Ancient ‘Dusty’ Supernova can Give Birth to 7000 Earths

March 22, 2015 |

Our universe is pretty big and so are the secrets which it is wrapping around. One such interesting part of our big universe is Milky Way Galaxy. There are so many hidden secrets about it which you would certainly be surprised to hear. Read More

Milky Way may have Billions Planets Which could Potentially Support Life

March 18, 2015 |

According to Danish and Australian researchers who used an improved version of a 250-year old theory (The Titius-Bode law), there are billions of the stars in the Milky Way located in the “habitable zone”, where liquid water might exist, and with it, life as we know it. Read More

Nine Rare Dwarf Galaxies Found in Orbit Around the Milky Way

March 15, 2015 |

With the help of the Dark Energy Survey, which includes mapping the southern sky, the astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way making it the largest number ever discovered at once. The latest finding is the first discovery of dwarf galaxies in the last ten years, after dozens of them were found in 2005 and 2006 in the skies above the northern hemisphere. Read More

Milky Way could be 50% Bigger Than We Thought, A New Study Claims

March 13, 2015 |

The Milky Way Galaxy is huge with our small solar system acting as just a grain of sand of the giant beach that is the galaxy. NASA previously estimated that the galaxy spans approximately 100,000 light years across. With each light year representing about 6 trillion miles, we are talking about an almost unimaginable distance. Read More

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Speeding Out of the Galaxy

March 9, 2015 |

Thanks to the technology advancements, we are able to unlock the secrets and mysteries of universe which keep on grabbing our attention every now and then. Recently, a multinational team of astronomers led by Dr Stephan Geier from the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany, has determined that a hypervelocity star known as US 708 is traveling at about 1,200 km per second. Read More

Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows the Beautiful Night Sky

February 2, 2015 |

An amazing new time-lapse video shows the Milky Way, dancing auroras and skies full of stars above stunning locations in areas free of light pollution. Read More

Scientists Say Wormhole might Exist in Our Galaxy

January 22, 2015 |

The galaxy is many things. It is very large. It is very confusing. But, what if our galaxy was just one massive wormhole that we could use to travel from one end of the cosmos to another? That might sound like something from Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film, Interstellar, but physicists now think it’s also something that’s very possible. Read More

Andromeda Galaxy had a much more Violent History than Milky Way

January 10, 2015 |

To a distant observer, our own Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy would probably look very similar. Although Andromeda is longer, more massive, and more luminous than the Milky Way, both galaxies are vast spirals composed of hundreds of millions of stars. Read More

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