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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)


Massive stars mark out Milky Way's 'missing' arms
A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms. View News Article (2013-12-17)


Magellanic gemstones in the southern sky
Hubble has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 and NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud-two sparkling sets of gemstones in the southern sky. View News Article (2006-04-18)


Intense heat killed the Universe's would-be galaxies, researchers say
Our Milky Way galaxy only survived because it was already immersed in a large clump of dark matter which trapped gases inside it. View News Article (2009-07-01)


Planets around stars are the rule rather than the exception
There are more exoplanets further away from their parent stars than originally thought, according to new astrophysics research. View News Article (2012-01-13)


Map of universe questioned; dwarf galaxies don't fit standard model
Dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to wedge them into the model are flawed, reports an international team of astrophysicists.  View News Article (2014-06-11)


Hubble Space Telescope finds source of Magellanic Stream
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have solved a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy. View News Article (2013-08-09)


First of missing primitive stars discovered
Astronomers have discovered a relic from the early universe - a star that may have been among the second generation of stars to form after the Big Bang. View News Article (2010-03-04)


Physicists find evidence for highest energy photons ever detected from Milky Way's equator
Physicists at nearly a dozen research institutions, including New York University, have discovered evidence for very high energy gamma rays emitting from the Milky Way, marking the highest energies ever detected from the galactic equator. View News Article (2005-12-14)

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