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Ultrafast star escapes black hole
Galactic nuclei are the cores of galaxies, groups of thousands to millions of stars that are held together by gravity. As stars in the nucleus are so close together, interactions readily occur. View News Article (2006-10-05)


Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands
A few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing Earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way. View News Article (2012-05-11)


How Old is the Universe?
Most astronomers would agree that the age of the Universe - the time elapsed since the "Big Bang" - is one of the "holy grails of cosmology". Despite great efforts during recent years, the various estimates of this basic number have resulted in rather diverse values. When derived from current cosmological models, it depends on a number of theoretical assumptions that are not very well constrained... View News Article (2001-02-06)


Astronomers report mysterious giant star clusters
An international team of astronomers reported evidence for the formation of mysterious "super star clusters" Jan. 9 at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C. View News Article (2006-01-11)


Rogue Black Holes May Roam the Milky Way
It sounds like the plot of a sci-fi movie: rogue black holes roaming our galaxy, threatening to swallow anything that gets too close. In fact, new calculations by Ryan O'Leary and Avi Loeb (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) suggest that hundreds of massive black holes, left over from the galaxy-building days of the early universe, may wander the Milky Way. View News Article (2009-04-30)


THE MAKING OF THE MILKY WAY HALO
The brightest objects in the halo are the globular clusters. They are large groupings of stars that were formed together in the very early evolutionary phases of the Milky Way, some 12,000 - 14,000 million years ago. This happened soon after the moment when the first structures emerged in the large cloud of primordial hydrogen in which our Galaxy was born. View News Article (1999-02-18)


The universe does think small
The biggest galaxies in the universe are elliptical galaxies. The largest of these hold over one trillion stars according to astronomical census takers, compared to 400 billion in our Milky Way. View News Article (2010-12-02)


Black Holes Grow Big by Eating Stars
Most galaxies, including the Milky Way, have a supermassive black hole at their center weighing millions to billions of suns. View News Article (2012-04-03)


VISTA finds 96 star clusters hidden behind dust
This result comes just one year after the start of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea programme (VVV), one of the six public surveys on the new telescope. The results will appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. View News Article (2011-08-03)


Giant Intergalactic Gas Stream Longer than Thought
A giant stream of gas flowing from neighbor galaxies around our own Milky Way is much longer and older than previously thought, astronomers have discovered. The new revelations provide a fresh insight on what started the gaseous intergalactic streamer. View News Article (2010-01-05)

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