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 | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
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Tags: science-and-technology galaxies milky-way space stars

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 | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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

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 | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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

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 | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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

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 | April 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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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 | March 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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