Strangely Huge Black Hole Discovered in Milky Way Dwarf Galaxy

University of Texas astronomers 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 discovery could redefine our understanding how all galaxies – the building blocks of … Read more

A tiny black hole “caught” in a star cluster outside the Milky Way

The newly found black hole was identified in the NGC 1850 cluster, composed of thousands of stars and almost 160,000 light-years away from the solar system (located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy adjacent to the Milky Way). “We are looking at every single star in this cluster […]by trying to find evidence for … Read more

NASA: Exoplanet Outside Milky Way Spotted by Chandra X-Ray and ESA, Located in Messier 51

NASA has discovered one of the first exoplanets outside the Milky Way Galaxy, and it is using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in partnership with the European Space Union’s XMM-Newton. The new planet was discovered in Messier 51, and it is a galaxy that is nearby the Milky Way, and it is also known as the … Read more

NASA Selects New Space Telescope Proposal to Study Evolution of Milky Way Galaxy | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

The Milky Way Galaxy is seen in this illustration. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)) 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 launch … Read more

A mysterious signal from the center of the Milky Way

With the great advances of radio astronomy, a wide field of study of cosmic objects and phenomena that send out radio waves – pulsars, supernovae, or starbursts (including gamma-ray bursts) has developed. Many types of cosmic bodies emit electromagnetic waves of very different lengths, researchers at the University of Sydney remind. Nevertheless, the observations recently … Read more

A giant “cavity” surrounded by two nebulae discovered in the Milky Way

This is the first time that scientists have managed to design a three-dimensional map of such a structure, dubbed “Per-Tau Shell”, using advanced computational and imaging techniques. ALYSSA GOODMAN / AFP A sort of giant “cavity” surrounded by two nebulae, the clouds of Perseus and Taurus, which appeared following – at least – a gigantic … Read more

The Broken Arm of the Milky Way

Scientists have identified a hitherto unknown feature of our galaxy, the Milky Way: a contingent of young stars and star-forming gas clouds are sticking out of one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms like a splinter coming out of a wooden plank. Spanning over 3,000 light years, this is the first large structure identified with … Read more

Mysterious Lone Cloud Larger Than The Milky Way Found In Cluster Of Galaxies

An isolated and scientifically mysterious cloud, larger than the Milky Way, was found by a team of researchers at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) in a veritable “no man’s land” for galaxies. The so-called orphan or solitary cloud is filled with hot gas with temperatures of 10,000-10,000,000 degrees Kelvin (K) and a total … Read more

Astronomers Detect Strange Metal Star Being Knocked Out of the Milky Way At 3 Million Kilometers An Hour

About 2,000 light-years away from Earth, there is a star catapulting itself towards the edge of the Milky Way. This particular star, known as LP 40−365, is one of a unique type of fast-moving stars – remnants of massive white dwarf stars – that have survived in pieces after a gigantic stellar explosion. “This star … Read more