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Milky Way sidelined in galactic tug-of-war
The Magellanic Stream is an arc of hydrogen gas spanning more than 100 degrees of the sky behind the Milky Way's neighbor galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. (2010-09-29)
Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for clues
The most-studied galaxy in the universe -- the Milky Way -- might not be as 'typical' as previously thought, according to a new study. (1969-12-31)
Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?
Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai have proposed a theory that predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe. (2017-06-23)
Scientists create most detailed map of the Milky Way
Australian scientists have worked with researchers in Germany to create the most detailed map of the Milky Way, using the world's largest radio telescopes. (2016-10-19)
New 'alien' invaders found in the Milky Way: Queen's University astronomer
As many as one quarter of the star clusters in our Milky Way -- many more than previously thought -- are (2010-02-26)
Gas 'finger' points to galaxies' future
Like a fork piercing a fried egg, a giant finger of hydrogen gas is poking through our Milky Way Galaxy from outside, astronomers using CSIRO radio telescopes at Parkes and Narrabri have found. (2008-02-04)
Notre Dame astrophysicists identify missing fuel for galactic star formation
A new study by University of Notre Dame astrophysicists concludes that the Milky Way will have the fuel to continue forming stars, thanks to massive clouds of ionized gas raining down from its halo and intergalactic space. (2011-08-25)
Astronomers measure weight of galaxies, expansion of universe
Astronomers at the University of British Columbia have collaborated with international researchers to calculate the precise mass of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, dispelling the notion that the two galaxies have similar masses. (2014-07-29)
Farthest stars in Milky Way might be ripped from another galaxy
The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. (2017-01-11)
Astronomers find 'spaghetti' twirling around in galaxy
Circulating the Milky Way is a stream of stars that has wound itself around the galaxy like a strand of spaghetti. (2001-05-13)
Oldest stars found near Milky Way center
Astronomers have discovered the oldest known stars, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old. (2015-11-11)
Milky Way struck 100 million years ago, still rings like a bell
An international team of astronomers have discovered evidence that our Milky Way had an encounter with a small galaxy or massive dark matter structure perhaps as recently as 100 million years ago, and as a result of that encounter it is still ringing like a bell. (2012-06-28)
Dung beetles use stars for orientation
An insect with a tiny brain and minimal computing power has become the first animal proven to use the Milky Way for orientation. (2013-01-24)
Our galaxy is way smaller than previous estimates, study shows
The Milky Way is smaller than astronomers previously thought, according to new research from the University of Edinburgh. (2014-07-29)
For the Milky Way, it's snack time
Yale astronomers have caught the Milky Way having a snack. (2012-10-25)
ANU helps find supercluster of galaxies near Milky Way
The Australian National University is part of an international team of astronomers that found one of the Universe's biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way. (2016-12-20)
First 'bone' of the Milky Way identified
Our Milky Way is a spiral galaxy -- a pinwheel-shaped collection of stars, gas and dust. (2013-01-08)
Unveiling The Milky Way
Researchers have produced the largest, highest-resolution radio image ever of the Milky Way's center. (1999-02-01)
Iowa State astronomer: 'Beware of the wildlife, even in apparently quiet galaxies'
Iowa State's Curtis Struck wrote a News & Views commentary -- (2011-09-15)
Astronomers propose a cell phone search for galactic fast radio bursts
Fast radio bursts seem to come from distant galaxies, but there is no obvious reason that, every once in a while, an FRB wouldn't occur in our own Milky Way galaxy too. (2017-02-14)
NASA's fermi finds possible dark matter ties in andromeda galaxy
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as dark matter. (2017-02-21)
Pinning down the Milky Way's spin
New, very precise measurements have shown that the rotation of the Milky Way is simpler than previously thought. (2008-09-19)
Reconciling dwarf galaxies with dark matter
Dwarf galaxies are enigmas wrapped in riddles. Although they are the smallest galaxies, they represent some of the biggest mysteries about our universe. (2016-09-07)
Astronomers discover dizzying spin of the Milky Way galaxy's 'halo'
Astronomers at the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) discovered for the first time that the hot gas in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy is spinning in the same direction and at comparable speed as the galaxy's disk, which contains our stars, planets, gas, and dust. (2016-07-25)
Ovarian cancer metastases influenced by factors in target tissues
Cancer researchers have wondered why ovarian cancer cells are so attracted to the abdominal cavity, especially the omentum, with the hope that such understanding could lead to better disease management or even prevention. (2013-07-18)
Galaxy Invading Milky Way; Apparently Contains Much Unseen Matter
Another galaxy is invading the Milky Way, but don't worry: we're bigger. (1998-02-13)
Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way's missing satellite galaxies
Scientists believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected. (2014-09-08)
Cosmic dance helps galaxies lose weight
A study published this week in the journal Nature offers an explanation for the origin of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. (2009-07-29)
Weighing the Milky Way
Does the Milky Way look fat in this picture? Has Andromeda been taking skinny selfies? (2014-07-29)
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are 'runaways' from another galaxy
A group of astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy -- which are travelling so fast that they can escape the Milky Way -- are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. (2017-07-04)
How to weigh the Milky Way
An international team of scientists led by Columbia University researcher Andreas Kupper used streams produced by dissolving globular clusters to measure the weight of our galaxy and determine the location of the sun within the Milky Way. (2015-06-02)
Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way
For the first time, a team of scientists have calculated the distribution of all light energy contained within the Milky Way, which will provide new insight into the make-up of our galaxy and how stars in spiral galaxies such as ours form. (2017-07-27)
Ghostly gamma-ray beams blast from Milky Way's center
As galaxies go, our Milky Way is pretty quiet. Active galaxies have cores that glow brightly, powered by supermassive black holes swallowing material, and often spit twin jets in opposite directions. (2012-05-29)
Hubble's journey to the center of our galaxy
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster, the most massive and densest star cluster in our galaxy. (2016-03-31)
Dung beetles follow the Milky Way
You might expect dung beetles to keep their (2013-01-24)
Milky Way ransacks nearby dwarf galaxies
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope 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. (2014-10-15)
Ethereal images of the Milky Way showcased in new book
Astronomers throughout history have always marveled at the Milky Way and its dusky gaping voids. (2009-02-04)
Yale astronomers discover remains of ancient galaxies in the Milky Way
Two Yale astronomers have discovered that, contrary to previous beliefs, the area around the Milky Way contains the remains of small galaxies that were torn apart by the Milky Way's gravity. (2001-01-07)
'Galactic archaeologists' find origin of Milky Way's ancient stars
Many of the Milky Way's ancient stars are remnants of other smaller galaxies torn apart by violent galactic collisions around five billion years ago, according to researchers at Durham University. (2010-06-29)
Giant gas cloud boomeranging back into Milky Way
Notre Dame astrophysicist Nicolas Lehner and his collaborators have determined that the Smith Cloud contains elements similar to our sun, meaning the cloud originated in the Milky Way's outer edges and not in intergalactic space as some have speculated. (2016-01-28)
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