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New map of Milky Way reveals giant wave of stellar nurseries

Interconnected stellar nurseries form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy.

7 Jan 2020 Nature

ESO telescope images stunning central region of Milky Way, finds ancient star burst

Thanks to the new observations, astronomers have found evidence for a dramatic event in the life of the Milky Way: a burst of star formation so intense that it resulted in over a hundred thousand supernova explosions.

16 Dec 2019 Nature Astronomy

Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond

An international study has discovered a star travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre of our galaxy by a supermassive black hole.

13 Nov 2019 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes

These are smaller than researchers believed possible.

31 Oct 2019 Science

Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded

Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away.

6 Oct 2019 Astrophysical Journal

The violent history of the big galaxy next door

The galactic detective work found that Andromeda has eaten several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few billion years, with left-overs found in large streams of stars.

2 Oct 2019 Nature

Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way

International team detects radio bubbles with South Africa's MeerKAT telescope.

11 Sep 2019 Nature

Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters, new study shows

The findings provide fresh insights into the history of our Galaxy and increase our understanding of how stars form and evolve.

28 Aug 2019 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves

Researchers suggest how the planned space-based gravitational-wave observatory LISA can detect exoplanets orbiting white dwarf binaries everywhere in our Milky Way and in the nearby Magellanic Clouds.

8 Jul 2019 Nature Astronomy