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The Milky Way has an Inner Ring, Just Outside the Core

Combining data from the APOGEE survey and the Gaia Observatory with sophisticated models, a team of scientists has found a…

6 months ago

A Nearby Dwarf Galaxy has a Surprisingly Massive Black Hole in its Heart

New research from UT Austin shows that dwarf galaxies - like our neighbor, Leo I - also have massive black…

10 months ago

Those are Exoplanets. You’re Looking at Actual Exoplanets 63 Light-Years Away!

By combining two exoplanet detection methods for the first time ever, the GRAVITY collaboration has confirmed the existence of a…

2 years ago

Galaxies Swell due to Explosive Action of New Stars

A new study by an international team of scientists has revealed that modern galaxy shapes may be the result of…

5 years ago

Rainbow Pictures Of Milky Way Show Off Galaxy’s Structure

Thanks to a new analysis of pictures obtained by a telescope in Chile, astronomers are gaining a better understanding of…

9 years ago