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27 Mar 2023
Scientists Discover Supermassive Black Hole That Now Faces Earth
Scientists at the Royal Astronomical Society have made a groundbreaking discovery A supermassive black hole in the PBC J2333.9-2343 galaxy has changed its direction The discovery was made after researchers reclassified the galaxy
10 Jul 2022
Newly discovered star takes four years to travel around the black hole: Study
The discovery sheds new light on the origin and evolution of the orbit of fast-moving stars in the heart of the Milky Way.
12 May 2022
In a first, scientists reveal image of giant black hole at Milky Way's center
The black hole possesses 4 million times the mass of our sun. Black holes are extraordinarily dense objects that even light cannot pass through. The diameter of Sagittarius A* is about 17 times that of the sun.
06 Dec 2021
Giant black hole discovered near Milky Way galaxy
The hole has a mass of roughly 3.3 million solar masses It is found at the heart of the Leo I galaxy It is some 820,000 light-years from Earth
27 Oct 2021
In a first, NASA finds evidence of possible planet outside of Milky Way galaxy
The possible planet candidate is located in the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51), researchers estimates the exoplanet candidate would be roughly the size of Saturn.
18 May 2021
Scientists provide evidence of concourse of Milky Way
By calculating the age of the stars, the researchers were able to determine, for the first time, that the stars captured from Gaia-Enceladus have similar or slightly younger ages compared to the majority of stars that were born inside the Milky Way.
Cosmic radio burst
05 Nov 2020
Flash of luck: Astronomers spot cosmic radio burst source in our own Milky Way
A stroke of luck helped the astronomers solve a cosmic mystery. It is to be noted that these energetic pulses also called fast radio bursts were known to astronomers for over a decade now. These radio bursts happen in a couple of milliseconds.
27 May 2020
Milky Way, Sagittarius collision may have led to formation of our Solar System
A new study based on data gathered by the European Space Agency's Gaia – the star-mapping telescope launched in 2013 -- has revealed that the influence of Sagittarius on the Milky Way may have been quite substantial.
25 May 2020
Researchers find out flickers coming from center of Milky Way
Astronomers also believe that a supermassive black hole with a mass of 4 million suns is located at the center of Sagittarius A*.
28 Nov 2019
Scientists find monster black hole that 'should not exist' in Milky Way
A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so gigantic in the Milky Way galaxy, that it has contradicted the existing models of star evolution.
17 Aug 2018
Earliest galaxies in universe identified
Scientists found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first galaxies that formed in our universe.
01 Aug 2018
Hubble Space Telescope beams back stunning image of Milky Way's 'big sister'
Image of the Milky Way's 'big sister' taken by the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows that the galaxy called NGC 6744 is still actively producing new stars.
31 Jul 2018
Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory
A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein’s 100-year-old general theory of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole.
13 Mar 2018
Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way
The galaxy NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today.
28 Feb 2018
Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted
The new study showed that some of these halo structures actually originated from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out.
15 Feb 2018
Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy is the same size, reveals study
The research suggests scientists previously overestimated the amount of dark matter in the Andromeda galaxy.
05 Feb 2018
Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time
The planet population, ranging from the size of the Moon to the size of Jupiter, were spotted in a galaxy located 3.8 billion light-years away.
02 Feb 2018
Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies
The researchers were able to show that 14 of the 16 satellite galaxies follow the same pattern of movement and are likely rotating within the plane around the main galaxy.
05 Dec 2017
Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky
Astronomers had proposed several hypotheses about where high-velocity clouds come from.
29 Nov 2017
Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole
The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.
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