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Oct 15, 2014 05:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a bully running around the playground stealing smaller kids' lunch money, our Milky Way galaxy has been ransacking nearby dwarf galaxies, stealing their precious star-forming gases. Continue reading →
Sep 12, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for more than two decades.
Sep 10, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Sep 3, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Using a new mapping technique that takes into account the motions -- and not just the distances -- of nearby galaxies, astronomers discovered that the Milky Way is located in the suburb of a massive, previously unknown super-cluster they named Laniakea.
Aug 25, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has zoomed in on a galactic pair that are gravitationally disturbing one another's stellar populations. Continue reading →
Aug 21, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Chemical signature of ancient star suggests it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova explosion from huge star in early universe.
Aug 20, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
A recent discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole in a nearby galaxy offers the best evidence yet that a class of medium-size black holes exists.
Aug 15, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
A swarm of twinkling old stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way shines in a new view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
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