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2011-04-20 13:08:44

A study of spiral patterns found in galaxies like our Milky Way could overturn the theory of how the spiral arm features form and evolve.

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2011-04-13 11:50:00

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has revealed that nearby interstellar clouds contain networks of tangled gaseous filaments.

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2011-03-21 08:25:00

The region around the center of our Milky Way galaxy glows colorfully in this new version of an image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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2010-11-21 15:10:29

Observing the X-ray-bright gas in the halo of the Milky Way, ESA's XMM-Newton has gathered new data which favor a process involving fountains of hot gas in our Galaxy.

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2010-10-27 14:25:00

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.

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2010-10-12 12:00:00

A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang.

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2010-10-06 09:45:00

A new infrared image from ESO’s VISTA survey telescope reveals an extraordinary landscape of glowing tendrils of gas, dark clouds and young stars within the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn).

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2010-09-24 06:30:00

Astronomers have discovered a new, cosmic phenomenon, termed "coreshine," which is revealing new information about how stars and planets come to be.

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2010-09-22 14:40:00

A new image taken with the powerful HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile shows the beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 in infrared light.

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2010-08-11 08:22:51

The chemical breakdown of minerals that may be lurking in space dust soon will be available to scientists around the world.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Milky Way Galaxy -- The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Galaxia (gala, galactos means "milk")) is a hazy band of white light across the night sky formed by billions of stars in the disc of our galaxy. The Milky Way appears brightest in the direction of Sagittarius, where the galactic centre lies. Relative to the celestial equator, the Milky Way passes as far north as the constellation of Cassiopeia and as far south as the constellation of...

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