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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Towns and cities create an orange glow on the horizon at night. It's so widespread that it even disturbs sea creatures.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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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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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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The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
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"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return."
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New research puts Einstein's theories of relativity to the test in a unique laboratory—the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
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