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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.
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.
Oct 2, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
Oct 2, 2014 12:56 PM ET
There's nothing in the universe that isn't moving -- even us. Trace tries to slow things down long enough to calculate just how fast we little humans, even when seated, are flying through space.
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