Milky Way

rogue planets

Rare Sighting of Two Rogue Planets That Do Not Orbit Stars

There may be more starless planets than stars in the Milky Way.
Becky Ferreira
11.9.18
gaia

Watch These Stunning Models of the Largest Star Map Ever Created

The European Gaia telescope releases data on 1.7 billion stars.
Becky Ferreira
4.26.18
astrophysics

Around 10,000 Black Holes Are at the Center of the Galaxy, Study Says

The supermassive black hole at the galactic core seems to have an abundance of smaller black hole friends.
Becky Ferreira
4.4.18
discoveries

This Spliff-Shaped Interstellar Asteroid Just Buzzed by Earth

‘Oumuamua’s bizarre dimensions have “never been seen in our own solar system.”
Becky Ferreira
11.20.17
This is quasy

The Light of a Quasar Revealed This Distant Galaxy's Magnetic Field

My God, it’s full of magnets.
Jacob Dubé
8.28.17
whoa, dude!

You Are Part Extragalactic, Study Says

Supercomputer simulations of galaxy evolution estimate how much of the Milky Way was born beyond its borders.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.17
Hypervelocity Stars

Watch the Milky Way’s Black Hole Fling Stars at a Million Miles an Hour

These 'hypervelocity stars' were flagged by a neural network.
Becky Ferreira
6.26.17
the ties that bind

Here's a Knot of Dark Matter Binding Two Galaxies Together

Check out the first composite image of a dark matter filament in our universe.
Kate Lunau
4.13.17
Space

The Milky Way Stole Some of Its Outer Stars from Another Galaxy

"The star streams that have been mapped so far are like creeks compared to the giant river of stars we predict will be observed eventually.”
Becky Ferreira
1.15.17
Space

Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Apparently Launch ‘Spitballs’ at Each Other

"A single shredded star can form hundreds of these planet-mass objects.”
Becky Ferreira
1.8.17
Space

Behold, the Most Detailed Map of Neutral Hydrogen in the Milky Way

Southern and Northern hemispheres come together for gaseous gala.
Ben Sullivan
10.20.16
nasa

There's a Giant Cloud on a Collision Course With the Milky Way

At 11,000 light years long and 2,500 light years wide, Smith’s Cloud is not your average ball of vapor.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.16
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