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Feb 11, 2016 05:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The merging black holes generated a gravitational wave signal from 1.3 billion light-years away -- but which direction did they come from?
Feb 9, 2016 01:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Our Milky Way may be beautiful, but it sure can ruin our view of the cosmos.
Jan 29, 2016 06:50 AM ET // Jason Major
In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.
Jan 27, 2016 01:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Galaxies are known to contain stars, planets gas and dust, but one particular nearby dwarf galaxy is notable for lacking the latter -- it's astonishingly dust-free.
Jan 26, 2016 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has captured a stunning view of a galaxy that just won't conform to a regular shape.
Jan 14, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A network of small, ground-based telescopes hunting the night-time skies for transient supernovas fished out a whopper -- a one-of-a-kind cosmic explosion that at its peak blasted out more light than 50 times all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Jan 11, 2016 11:55 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey and a new technique to determine the ages of stars.
Jan 8, 2016 02:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a rather odd discrepancy in the heart of a distant galaxy -- it contains two supermassive black holes, but one of those black holes is 'naked', with few stars surrounding it.
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