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


Serious Blow to Dark Matter Theories?
The most accurate study so far of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun.  View News Article (2012-04-19)


Red sky at night -- astronomers delight
A collaboration of over 50 astronomers, The IPHAS consortium, led from the UK, with partners in Europe, USA, Australia, has released the first comprehensive optical digital survey of our own Milky Way. View News Article (2007-12-11)


Surprising telescope observations shake up galactic formation theories
A heavy form of hydrogen created just moments after the Big Bang has been found to exist in larger quantities than expected in the Milky Way, a finding that could radically alter theories about star and galaxy formation, says a new international study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. View News Article (2006-08-15)


Scientist refines cosmic clock to determine age of Milky Way
The University of Chicago's Nicolas Dauphas has developed a new way to calculate the age of the Milky Way that is free of the unvalidated assumptions that have plagued previous methods. View News Article (2005-06-30)


UCI scientists discover minimum mass for galaxies
By analyzing light from small, faint galaxies that orbit the Milky Way, UC Irvine scientists believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe - 10 million times the mass of the sun. View News Article (2008-08-28)


The peanut at the heart of our galaxy
One of the most important and massive parts of the galaxy is the galactic bulge. This huge central cloud of about 10 000 million stars spans thousands of light-years, but its structure and origin were not well understood. View News Article (2013-09-12)


NASA's Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way's Black Hole
Astronomers have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Finally they have found it, in new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope. View News Article (2013-11-21)


Gamma rays from galactic center could be evidence of dark matter
Gamma-ray photons seen emanating from the center of the Milky Way galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility that dark-matter particles are annihilating each other in space, according to research submitted by UC Irvine astrophysicists to the American Physical Society journal Physical Review D. View News Article (2012-08-14)


Earliest watery black hole discovered
Water really is everywhere. A team of astronomers have found the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe-discovered in the central regions of a distant quasar. View News Article (2011-07-25)

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