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Jan 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed.
Jan 21, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic 'skeleton' lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive 'bones' could help researchers get a better idea of what our galaxy looks like from the outside.
Jan 13, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy recently spit out the largest X-ray flare ever seen in that region.
Jan 7, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered its 1,000th alien planet, further cementing the prolific exoplanet-hunting mission's status as a space-science legend.
Jan 5, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Steele Wotkyns, Guest Contributor
Measuring the age of stars has been a notoriously difficult proposition, but now astronomers can pin down stellar chronology to a better precision than ever.
Dec 23, 2014 08:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A tiny galaxy has been discovered in the Milky Way's backyard and astronomers are now wondering just how many of these diminutive dwarfs are hiding in the intergalactic undergrowth.
Dec 19, 2014 12:56 PM ET // Jason Major
This image, a composite of x-ray, infrared, and optical data, shows the most massive galaxy cluster ever discovered at its distance: a staggering 9.6 billion light-years away, altogether containing the equivalent mass of 400 trillion suns. Continue reading →
Nov 10, 2014 02:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to the Oyster Nebula, a lumpy cloud of plasma with a pulsating pearl in its core. Continue reading →
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