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'Upside-down planet' reveals new method for studying binary star systems
What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer. View News Article (2014-04-22)


Watching for a black hole to gobble up a gas cloud
Right now a doomed gas cloud is edging ever closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. These black holes feed on gas and dust all the time, but astronomers rarely get to see mealtime in action.  View News Article (2014-04-04)


Dramatic new portrait helps define Milky Way's shape, contents
Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA's orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360 degree portrait of the Milky Way, providing new details of our galaxy's structure and contents. View News Article (2014-03-21)


Some galaxies in the early universe grew up quickly
Some galaxies grew up in a hurry. Most of the galaxies that have been observed from the early days of the universe were young and actively forming stars. View News Article (2014-03-12)


Spiral galaxy spills blood and guts
This new Hubble image shows ESO 137-001, a galaxy located in the southern constellation of Triangulum Australe (The Southern Triangle) - a delicate and beautiful spiral galaxy, but with a secret. View News Article (2014-03-05)


Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision
The Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have detected a stream of stars in one of the Andromeda Galaxy's outer satellite galaxies, a dwarf galaxy called Andromeda II.  View News Article (2014-02-24)


Diamonds in the tail of the scorpion
Messier 7, also known as NGC 6475, is a brilliant cluster of about 100 stars located some 800 light-years from Earth. View News Article (2014-02-19)


Milky Way may have formed 'inside-out': Gaia provides new insight into Galactic evolution
A breakthrough using data from the Gaia-ESO project has provided evidence backing up theoretically predicted divisions in the chemical composition of the stars that make up the Milky Way's disc - the vast collection of giant gas clouds and billions of stars that give our Galaxy its 'flying saucer' shape.  View News Article (2014-01-20)


Many small exoplanets found to be covered in gas
During its four-year mission, NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy -- the vast majority of which are almost certainly actual planets. View News Article (2014-01-09)


SMA Reveals Giant Star Cluster in the Making
W49A might be one of the best-kept secrets in our galaxy. This star-forming region shines 100 times brighter than the Orion nebula, but is so obscured by dust that very little visible or infrared light escapes. View News Article (2013-12-17)

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