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Dark matter annihilation may be possible Feb 28, 9:42 am
Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that gamma-ray photons observed from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility of dark matter annihilation.
Hubble measures rotation rate of galaxy 170,000 light-years away Feb 19, 12:07 pm
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has for the first time helped astronomers precisely measure the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.
ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia coming into focus Feb 7, 11:41 am
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia is slowly being brought into focus.
Scientists reconstruct evolutionary history of Milky Way galaxy Jan 21, 2:41 pm
Washington, Jan. 21 (ANI): A team of researchers have found a way to reconstruct the evolutionary history of our galaxy, the Milky Way, to a new level of detail.
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a surprising new class of "hypervelocity stars", which are solitary stars, moving fast enough to escape the gravitational grasp of the Milky Way galaxy.
How normal galaxy in early universe actually looked like Jan 10, 11:34 am
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): An astronomer from University of Hawaii at Manoa has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe.
NASA's Swift clicks pics of X-ray action at Milky Way's core Jan 9, 10:41 am
Washington, Jan. 9 (ANI): Recent observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft have provided scientists a unique glimpse into the activity at the center of Milky Way galaxy and led to the discovery of a rare celestial entity which may help them test predictions of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.
'Mysterious' gas cloud set to collide with supermassive black hole at Milky Way's core Jan 9, 10:41 am
Washington, Jan. 9 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered that a mysterious gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth is spiraling towards the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's core.
Newly discovered small exoplanets may be fluffy Jan 7, 10:20 am
Washington, Jan. 7 (ANI): During its four-year mission, NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy, many of which were found to be covered in gas.
Exoplanets may be blanketed with clouds Jan 1, 9:17 am
Washington, Jan. 1 (ANI): Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found that the atmospheres of two of the most common type of planets in the Milky Way galaxy may be blanketed with clouds.
Why some stars are bigger than others Dec 21, 11:50 am
Washington, Dec. 21 (ANI): Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope to survey the cores of some of the darkest, coldest, and densest clouds in Milky Way galaxy to search for the telltale signs of star formation.
ESA's Gaia mission to study a billion suns launched Dec 20, 9:46 am
Washington, Dec. 20 (ANI): ESA on Thursday launched its Gaia mission, whose aim is to study a billion suns.
Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): Researchers have said that a 12-year-old study of massive stars has reaffirmed that Milky Way has four spiral arms.
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Researchers have shown that a young, newly formed star in the Milky Way - formed within the past 100,000 years- underwent such an explosive growth, that it was initially about 100 times brighter than it is now.
Stars move in peanut-shell shaped orbits at center of galaxy Nov 28, 12:00 pm
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study suggests that the stars probably move in peanut-shell or figure of eight-shaped orbits instead.
Space probe Gaia launched to map a billion stars Nov 27, 12:21 pm
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Europe's billion-star surveyor has been launched into space where it will create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy.
Evidence of jet in Milky Way's supermassive black hole found Nov 21, 2:03 pm
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Astronomers, who have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles, have finally found it.
Hubble clicks pics of 'mysterious' globular cluster Messier 15 Nov 15, 9:34 am
Washington, Nov. 15 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has clicked the best ever image of the globular cluster Messier 15, a gathering of very old stars that orbits the Milky Way's center.
Hubble reveals first pics of Milky Way galaxy's formative years Nov 15, 8:45 am
Washington, Nov. 15 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has shown how Milky Way looked in it's formative years.
Stars born in different sites differ in weight Nov 10, 10:36 am
Washington, Nov. 10 (ANI): The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed that the star forming sites across the Milky Way are riddled with filaments: tube-like structures of gas and dust that span tens of parsecs [1 parsec = 3.26 light-years] within molecular clouds.
Dartmouth researchers claim there may be no dark energy Nov 8, 1:38 pm
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Dartmouth researchers have ruled out a controversial theory, claiming that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion.
One in five Sun-like stars in Milky Way galaxy harbour potentially habitable planets Nov 5, 10:11 am
Washington, Nov. 5 (ANI): Scientists have statistically determined that one in five Sun-like stars in our galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could host life.
Washington, Nov. 1 (ANI): Milky Way may have been swallowing "pills" - clouds of gas with a magnetic wrapper - to keep creating stars for the past eight billion years.
Washington, Nov. 1 (ANI): Astronomers have deduced that sometime during the next 50 years, a supernova occurring in Milky Way galaxy is going to be visible from Earth.
Washington, Nov, 1 (ANI): Astronomers have found that doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy, because of a magnetic field deep in the cloud's interior may protect it during its plunge.
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