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An Upcoming Impact With the Magellanic Clouds is Already Causing Star Formation in the Milky Way

A new study presented at the 235th meeting of the AAS this week shows how star formation is already happening…

3 weeks ago

This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust

The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image…

3 weeks ago

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Using data from the GALACICNUCLEUS survey, a team of astronomers has determined that star formation occurred in massive bursts in…

1 month ago

The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It’s ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That’s Even Possible

Neutron stars are the end-state of massive stars that have spent their fuel and exploded as supernovae. There's an upper…

4 months ago

Newborn Stars in the Orion Nebula Prevent Other Stars from Forming

The Orion Nebula is one of the most observed and photographed objects in the night sky. At a distance of…

12 months ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

1 year ago

We May Soon Be Able To See the First, Supergiant Stars in the Universe

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire.…

1 year ago

Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy

A new study by a team of international astronomers has provided the first direct evidence that supermassive black holes affect…

2 years ago

Saturn Rides Bareback On The Galactic Dark Horse

Yippy-ki-yay! Saturn rides the back of a prancing pony across the evening sky. See it the next clear night.

3 years ago