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A Huge Wave is Passing Through the Milky Way Unleashing New Stellar Nurseries

Stars are formed within large clouds of gas and dust known as stellar nurseries. While star formation was once seen…

2 months ago

Planetary Mass Objects Discovered in Other Galaxies

A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma have discovered "planetary mass bodies" outside of the Milky Way. They…

2 months ago

How Spiral Galaxies Get Their Shape

Spiral galaxies are an iconic form. They're used in product logos and all sorts of other places. We even live…

2 months ago

Astronomers Find a Galaxy Containing Three Supermassive Black Holes at the Center

NGC 6240 is a puzzle to astronomers. For a long time, astronomers thought the galaxy is a result of a…

3 months ago

Perfect Example of a Barred Spiral Galaxy, Seen Face On. This is What Our Milky Way Might Look Like

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. This is a…

9 months ago

Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer

What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark…

9 months ago

Massive Photons Could Explain Dark Matter, But Don’t

I’ll be the first to admit that we don’t understand dark matter. We do know for sure that something funny…

12 months ago

Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of…

1 year ago

The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago

Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data…

1 year ago

Hubble Finds a Galaxy with Almost no Dark Matter

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other ground-based observatories, a team of astronomers have found a galaxy that…

2 years ago