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Image 1 - New 'Alien' Particles Have Entered Our Solar System
2012-01-31 13:59:55

Researchers, uding NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, have measured neutral "alien" particles that have entered our solar system from interstellar space.

What Color Is The Milky Way?
2012-01-12 11:04:45

Astronomers from University of Pittsburgh seeking to find the true color of our very own Milky Way have revealed that it is so white that it would resemble a fresh blanket of snow to the naked eye.

Image 1 - Gas Cloud En Route To Milky Way's Black Hole
2011-12-15 05:40:29

The massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy is destined to be invaded by a gas cloud, creating a violent encounter, according to astronomers.

Image 1 - Neighboring Galaxy Could Hold Clues To Star Formation
2011-12-01 04:35:48

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a popular galaxy among astronomers both for its nearness to our Milky Way and for the spectacular view it provides, a big-picture vista impossible to capture of our own galaxy.

APEX Provides New View Of Carina Nebula Star Formation
2011-11-16 10:11:45

Observations made with the APEX telescope in submillimeter-wavelength light reveal the cold dusty clouds from which stars form in the Carina Nebula.

Image 1 - Ancient Stars Hint At Prehistory Of The Milky Way
2011-11-16 03:58:29

Some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way – a kind of stellar fossils in the outer reaches of our galaxy, contain abnormally large amounts of heavy elements like gold, platinum and uranium.

GALEX Finds Stellar Extremophiles
2011-11-08 10:03:53

Researchers using a NASA space telescope named GALEX have discovered a new kind of extremophile: extreme-loving stars.

2011-11-02 21:23:39

The discovery of 13 diffuse interstellar bands with the longest wavelengths to date could someday solve a 90-year-old mystery.

Researchers Explain How The Milky Way Killed Off Its Satellites
2011-10-18 08:09:33

Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have revealed for the first time the existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way.

How Did Single Stars Lose Their Companions
2011-09-16 07:12:23

Not all stars are loners. In our home galaxy, the Milky Way, about half of all stars have a companion and travel through space in a binary system.


Latest Galactic astronomy Reference Libraries

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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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