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Get to know the omentum: The apron of fat that protects your abdomen
The quirkiest organ in the human body may be a large sheet of fat that stretches over the intestines, liver, and stomach like an elastic apron. (2017-06-01)
Measuring the Milky Way: 1 massive problem, 1 new solution
It is a galactic challenge, to be sure, but Gwendolyn Eadie is getting closer to an accurate answer to a question that has defined her early career in astrophysics: what is the mass of the Milky Way? (2016-05-31)
Astronomers report mysterious giant star clusters
An international team of astronomers reported evidence for the formation of mysterious (2006-01-10)
A 'ghost from the past' recalls the infancy of the Milky Way
When our galaxy was born, around 13,000 million years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. (2015-12-10)
Far from home: Wayward cluster is both tiny and distant
Like the lost little puppy that wanders too far from home, astronomers have found an unusually small and distant group of stars that seems oddly out of place. (2015-03-03)
Hubble spots a barred lynx spiral
Discovered by British astronomer William Herschel over 200 years ago, NGC 2500 lies about 30 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Lynx. (2017-07-14)
Survey's early results hint at galactic fossils
Intriguing patterns of star motion and composition in the Milky Way hint at the presence of a remnant of a smaller galaxy consumed by the Milky Way billions of years ago. (2001-01-07)
Puzzle of galactic evolution solved
Massive clouds of gas, discovered long ago but only recently identified as being within the margins of the Milky Way, play a key role in the ability of the galaxy to churn out new stars by raining gas onto the plane of the galaxy, a new report suggests. (1999-11-23)
Hubble sees monstrous cloud boomerang back to our galaxy
Hubble Space Telescope astronomers are finding that the old adage 'what goes up must come down' even applies to an immense cloud of hydrogen gas outside our Milky Way galaxy. (2016-01-28)
Old star is 'missing link' in galactic evolution
A newly discovered star outside the Milky Way has yielded important clues about the evolution of our galaxy. (2010-03-03)
Once again, Kepler is reshaping our understanding of planets
Three prominent researchers discuss how recent findings from the Kepler mission are deepening our knowledge of planets beyond our solar system, as well as redefining the boundaries where life could exist. (2011-09-19)
Planck unveils the universe -- now and then
ESA's Planck mission has delivered its first all-sky image. It not only provides new insight into the way stars and galaxies form but also tells us how the universe itself came to life after the Big Bang. (2010-07-05)
The corrugated galaxy -- Milky Way may be much larger than previously estimated
The Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 percent larger than is commonly estimated, according to new findings that reveal that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples. (2015-03-11)
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. (2013-08-08)
Both push and pull drive our galaxy's race through space
What is propelling the Milky Way's race through space? By 3-D mapping the flow of galaxies through space, researchers found that the Milky Way galaxy is speeding away from a large, previously unidentified region of low density. (2017-01-30)
Cosmic Crumbs 'May Have The Numbers'
After analysing only 2% of the data from a new survey with the Parkes radiotelescope, CSIRO astronomers have found far more dwarf galaxies than they expected. (1997-12-25)
NASA's Chandra helps confirm evidence of jet in Milky Way's black hole
Astronomers have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles. (2013-11-20)
Mapping the Milky Way: Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history
Surveys of the Milky Way are vastly increasing the number of known sites of massive star formation, tracing the structure of the Galaxy and giving clues to its history, including evidence of possible past mergers with other galaxies. (2013-01-09)
How to steal a million stars?
Based on observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars. (2006-02-07)
Shaw Prize goes to Reinhard Genzel
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy for 2008 is awarded to Professor Reinhard Genzel, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in demonstrating that the Milky Way contains a supermassive black hole at its center, a result largely obtained with the help of ESO's telescopes. (2008-06-10)
York U astronomer maps out Earth's place in the universe among 'Council of Giants'
A new paper by York University physics and astronomy professor Marshall McCall, published today in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, maps out bright galaxies within 35-million light-years of the Earth, offering up an expanded picture of what lies beyond our doorstep. (2014-03-11)
Ultrafast star escapes black hole
At last astronomers have a method to accurately measure the speed of stars within a galaxy containing a black hole. (2006-10-04)
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. (2010-03-03)
Dramatic new portrait helps define Milky Way's shape, contents
Using more than two 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. (2014-03-20)
An atlas of the Milky Way
Sino-German research group draws a new map at the Urumqi radio telescope and discovers two supernova remnants. (2011-08-30)
NASA's Swift satellite images a galaxy ablaze with starbirth
Combining 39 individual frames taken over 11 hours of exposure time, NASA astronomers have created this ultraviolet mosaic of the nearby (2008-02-26)
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. (2006-04-18)
Simulated map of missing satellite galaxies could answer dark matter puzzle
Rochester Institute of Technology scientist is hunting for dark matter and hidden dwarf galaxies. (2015-07-24)
Journey to the center of our galaxy
Peering deep into the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. (2016-03-31)
Star on the run
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have recorded a massive star moving at more than 2.6 million kilometres per hour. (2005-11-09)
Clemson astronomers study mysterious antimatter in the Milky Way
NASA has awarded Clemson astronomers $244,000 to use data from several space-based gamma-ray telescopes to study a mysterious emission coming from the central regions of the Milky Way galaxy. (2009-02-16)
Welcome to the neighborhood: New dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way
Astronomers have discovered a 'treasure trove' of rare dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way. (2015-03-10)
A very massive stellar black hole in the Milky Way Galaxy
Using the ISAAC instrument on the VLT 8.2-m ANTU telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has probed the binary system GRS 1915+105. (2001-11-28)
Astronomers find giant, previously unseen structure in our galaxy
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way -- a finding likened in terms of scale to the discovery of a new continent on Earth. (2010-11-09)
Dark matter at the heart of our galaxy
The Universe is pervaded by a mysterious form of matter, dubbed dark matter, about five times more abundant than the ordinary matter -- made of atoms -- we are familiar with. (2015-02-09)
First direct detection sheds light on dark galaxies
With assistance from a quasar, dark galaxies -- galaxies with few if any stars and made predominately of dense gas -- have now been directly detected, giving fresh insight into modern galaxies. (2012-10-30)
Modern Magellans: New NSF grant uses the power of the masses to map dark matter in the galaxy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute astronomer Heidi Newberg is using a new grant from the National Science Foundation to begin mapping the distribution of dark matter in our galaxy. (2011-03-15)
Deriving the shape of the Galactic stellar disc
While analysing the complex structure of the Milky Way, an international team of astronomers from Italy and the United Kingdom has recently derived the shape of the Galactic outer stellar disc, and provided the strongest evidence that, besides being warped, it is at least 70 percent more extended than previously thought. (2006-03-16)
The riddle of the missing stars
Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. (2014-11-20)
Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way
Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor. (2016-02-09)
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