Galaxy simulations shed light on Milky Way’s origins

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.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space dark-matter galaxies milky-way science-and-technology

Models shed light on black hole at our galaxy’s center

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.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space galaxies black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

Milky Way may fling stars from its center

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.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space galaxies stars milky-way science-and-technology supernova

Galactic collision helped shape the Milky Way 11.5B years ago

"This is the first time we have been able to determine when such a merger happened."

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space galaxies stars milky-way science-and-technology

Do you see the ‘candy cane’ in the Milky Way?

A new composite image of the Milky Way appears to contain a cosmic candy cane.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space holidays stars milky-way science-and-technology images

Superfast star launched from black hole at Milky Way’s center

"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return."

Jocelyn Duffy-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space galaxies stars black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

Einstein’s ideas hold up in black hole test

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.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 8, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: physics space black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

Maps reveal massive clouds in star-forming region

Astronomers have the first look at a region of the Milky Way with molecular clouds about 180 light years across with 100,000X the mass of our sun .

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
April 16, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space stars milky-way science-and-technology

Origins of hyper-fast star hint at hidden black hole

"This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars..."

Camden Flath-Futurity • futurity
March 15, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: space stars black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

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