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“Milky Way”

Feb 24, 2016 02:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture is worth tens of billions of stars.
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 16, 2016 02:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This massive black hole candidate may be of the 'intermediate-mass' variety, possibly tying up a perplexing astrophysical puzzle.
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 4, 2016 05:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although a mysterious cloud of gas was supposed to get eaten by the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, its survival has revealed some interesting features surrounding the gravitational behemoth.
Jan 4, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The winter sky is by far the best time for astronomy. Long, dark nights with cool weather can present us with fabulously clear dark skies that last for hours -- let's hunt down some astronomical treasures!
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