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Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy
April 27, 2018
Galaxy

Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy

European Space Agency released the most detailed map yet of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers used data from the ESA’s Gaia satellite. So, the image you see above (full resolution available here) features the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars and the distance, colors, velocities, and directions of motion of about...

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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way
April 04, 2018
Entertainment

Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way

A recent study suggests that the center of the Milky Way is hiding about ten thousand black holes. But we have never previously been able to see them. For decades astronomers have suspected there might be a host of smaller black holes. All of them surrounding the supermassive one, Sagittarius A*, that sits at the center of...

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Our Home Supercluster – Laniakea (VIDEO)
October 07, 2017
Galaxy

Our Home Supercluster – Laniakea (VIDEO)

We live in a cosmic web. Galaxies gather in clusters and along filaments and large regions referred to as voids, separate them. Laniakea is our home supercluster. The Sun lives in what’s called the Orion arm in our spiral-armed Milky Way galaxy. Our galaxy is part of a collection of a few dozen galaxies called the Local...

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other
May 27, 2017
Galaxy

What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other

Interactions between galaxies are quite normal, especially between giant and satellite galaxies. Two galaxies are drawn together by forces they can’t see but they can feel. It’s a mutual gravitational attraction. Because of this, galaxies come too close to one another, to the point where the gravity of the...

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Solar System Facts | 10 Things You Need to Know our System
May 24, 2017
News

Solar System Facts | 10 Things You Need to Know our System

So, I think you needed to know something about our system. Here’s a list of 10 Solar System Facts you might not now. 1. What is it? Our solar system is made up of the sun in the center and everything that moves around it. This includes eight planets and their natural satellites such as Earth’s moon, dwarf planets...

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Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour
May 21, 2017
Galaxy

Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour

Most people consider the Andromeda Galaxy to be our closest galactic cohabitant. But in truth, Andromeda is the closest “spiral” galaxy. This distinction falls to a formation that is actually within the Milky Way itself. A dwarf galaxy that we’ve only known about for a little over a decade. Closest Galaxy: At...

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