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Stellar Patrons Of The Milky Way Bar Identified By Astronomers
2012-12-19 15:03:31

Forget the restaurant at the end of the Universe — astronomers now have the clearest understanding yet of the bar at the center of the Milky Way.

Astronomers Need Your Help Looking For Space Anomalies
2012-12-19 13:55:27

Astronomers are reaching out to the public and asking for a little help in a study to find holes in dust clouds.

Most Distant Galaxy Record Broken
2012-11-15 22:10:07

Astronomers have found the most distant galaxy ever seen in the universe by using NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.

Astronomers Catalogue 84 Million Stars
2012-10-24 05:48:29

The European Southern Observatory announced this morning that a team of astronomers have catalogued over 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way.

New Details Shed Light On Galaxy Evolution
2012-10-22 12:54:34

After a comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies, astronomers have uncovered a surprising trend in galaxy evolution.

Milky Way Larger Than Previously Thought
2012-10-06 07:49:29

The mass of the Milky Way is approximately 20% larger than previously believed, scientists from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have discovered.

Planets Can Form In The Center Of Violent, Unstable Galaxies
2012-09-12 14:05:07

The center of the Milky Way seems like the last place to form a new planet, inhospitable and violent even. Stars crowd each other, whizzing through space like cars on a rush hour freeway while supernova explosions blast out shock waves and bathe the region in intense radiation.

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2012-09-08 08:24:01

Astrophysicists are exploring a discrepancy between the amount of lithium predicted by the standard models of elemental production during the Big Bang and the amount of lithium observed in the gas of the Small Magellanic Cloud.


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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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