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“Milky Way”

Jul 29, 2015 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Lithium has been detected in stellar material blasting away from an exploding star, possibly revealing the source of the basic element in young stars, thereby solving a mystery that has perplexed astronomers for decades.
Jul 4, 2015 12:39 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
A new cosmic portrait taken at an observatory in Chile reveals a cluster of blue and white stars.
Jun 19, 2015 01:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The prospect of measuring the mass of the most massive known objects in the universe would send most people into a cold sweat, but for astronomers it's all in a day's work.
Apr 23, 2015 01:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) now spans the diameter of our planet and, when the vast project goes online, astronomers will get their first glimpse of the bright ring surrounding a supermassive black hole.
Apr 10, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — and, potentially, planets — are forming just two light-years away from the colossal giant.
Mar 19, 2015 07:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
Mar 18, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A study based on 151 multi-planetary systems found by NASA's Kepler space telescope shows that most have a planet -- or two or three.
Mar 10, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A ring-like filament of stars wrapping around the Milky Way may actually belong to the galaxy itself, rippling above and below the relatively flat galactic plane, making it far bigger than previously thought.
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