Milky Way

Interstellar

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.”
Becky Ferreira
3.21.19
Runaway Stars

This Runaway ‘Hypervelocity’ Star Was Catapulted from the Milky Way’s Disk

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars.”
Becky Ferreira
3.14.19
galaxies

Hubble Captures Image of Galaxies Colliding 230 Million Light Years Away

The picture is a preview of the impending collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies in four billion years.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.19
astronomy

NASA Captures Stunning Images of ‘Nuclear Superbubbles’ in an Alien Galaxy

NGC 3079 is spitting out particles that balloon across thousands of light years in space.
Becky Ferreira
3.4.19
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
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