New galaxy simulations could help reveal the origins of the Milky Way and provide clues in the decades-long search for dark matter, researchers say.
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Dark energy is probably a sea of constant energy in empty space itself, according to new research.
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New models could inform researchers working to get the very first picture of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center.
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Researchers have solved a decades-old mystery of "missing matter"—material long predicted to exist in the universe but never detected—until now.
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Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
May 27, 2020 • ~11 min
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Satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way galaxy may give researchers insight into dark matter and even the origins of our universe.
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Thirty years ago the Hubble Space Telescope began snapping photos of distant stars, providing a time machine that has taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.
April 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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The Milky Way may be catapulting stars into its outer galactic halo, researchers say. The finding could change how we think about how star systems are born.
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