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Mar 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A ravaged star, having survived its partner's supernova explosion, is being flung out of the Milky Way at record speeds.
Feb 18, 2015 01:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It has long been assumed that the size of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy's core is intimately related to the number of stars that galaxy contains -- but it might not be that simple.
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.
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 9, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Just in time for the festive period, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a dazzling image of a globular star cluster filled with stellar glitter.
Nov 18, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the first time, physicists may have traced the source of the highest energy neutrinos -- sub-atomic particles with no electrical charge that race through the universe -- to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
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