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Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Ancient Impacts Shaped the Structure of the Milky Way

According to a new study using data from the SDSS, ripples in the Milky Way's disk may be indications of…

3 years ago

Astronomers Find a Rogue Supermassive Black Hole, Kicked out by a Galactic Collision

A new study by a research team from the Max Planck Institute may have found a black hole that was…

3 years ago

Confirmed: We Really are ‘Star Stuff’

Scientist Carl Sagan said many times that “we are star stuff,” from the nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in…

3 years ago

Either Stars are Strange, or There Are 234 Aliens Trying to Contact Us

Astronomers have found 234 stars that are acting suspiciously like signals sent by extra-terrestrials.

3 years ago

What Are Cosmic Voids?

We talked about the biggest structures in the Universe, but what about the opposite? The biggest empty spaces in the…

3 years ago

Best Picture Yet Of Milky Way’s Formation 13.5 Billion Years Ago

A new study of the Milky Way galaxy reveals the ages of different parts of the galaxy, and tells the…

4 years ago

Dark Energy Illuminated By Largest Galactic Map Ten Years In The Making

After a decade of research, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey has released the most detailed 3D map of the Universe…

4 years ago

Dwarf Galaxies That Dance? Andromeda Observations Reveal A Larger Cosmic Mystery

What is up with these dwarf galaxies? A survey of thousands of galaxies using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey reveals…

6 years ago

Quasars Tell The Story Of How Fast The Young Universe Expanded

For those who saw the Cosmos episode on William Herschel describing telescopes as time machines, here is a clear example…

6 years ago

Dusty Galaxies Shine Across The Universe In New Herschel Survey

While dust is easy to ignore in small quantities (says the writer looking at her desk), across vast reaches of…

6 years ago