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NASA's Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy through Cosmic Magnifying Glass
Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away. View News Article (2014-10-17)


Astronomers Spot Faraway Uranus-Like Planet
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus. View News Article (2014-10-16)


Milky Way Ransacks Nearby Dwarf Galaxies, Stripping All Traces of Star-Forming Gas
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas, and that our Milky Way Galaxy is to blame.  View News Article (2014-10-16)


Brand loyalty: What happens when our favorite products are unavailable?
What would happen to all those millions of Snickers fans if their favorite chocolate bar was temporarily out of stock? Would they wait for it to be available again or would they quickly switch allegiance to Milky Way or Kit Kat? View News Article (2014-10-15)


Dark matter half what we thought, say scientists
A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought.  View News Article (2014-10-09)


Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbours
Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists. View News Article (2014-09-19)


Big surprises can come in small packages
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place.  View News Article (2014-09-18)


This star cluster is not what it seems
The Milky Way galaxy is orbited by more than 150 globular star clusters, which are balls of hundreds of thousands of old stars dating back to the formation of the galaxy.  View News Article (2014-09-10)


Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed "Laniakea," which means "immense heaven" in Hawaiian. View News Article (2014-09-04)


New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery
An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. View News Article (2014-08-15)

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