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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…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

2 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: October 7, 2019 – Marina Kounkel talks Stars and How They Form

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Sondy Springmann (@sondy)Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Marina Kounkel, a postdoctoral…

4 months ago

Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. Are they Getting More or Less Massive Over Time?

According to a study by The Milky Way Halo Research Group, we now know how quickly the Milky Way is…

5 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…

1 year ago

Check out this Amazing Picture of the Triangulum Galaxy by Hubble.

To the unaided eye, the Triangulum Galaxy is just a smudge in the night sky. But it's a smudge that…

1 year ago

We’re in the Milky Way’s Second Life. Star Formation was Shut Down for Billions of Years

According to a new study, the Milky Way Galaxy experienced two periods of star formation, with a two-billion dormancy period…

1 year ago

Outflows From Black Holes are Creating New Molecules Where There Should Only be Destruction

A new study from a team of astronomers from Northwestern University indicates that molecules could be born within the outflows…

2 years ago