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The Milky Way's Violent Past
2013-03-06 04:20:09

As astronomers peer out into the distant reaches of the Universe they find that some galaxies are emitting enormous amounts of radiation from their cores.

Dense Cloud Defies Rules Of Star Formation
2013-01-13 09:53:05

An unusually dense cloud located near the center of the galaxy does not appear to be forming any massive stars.

Starbursts Caught Near The Milky Way's Galactic Center
2013-01-09 10:47:01

Using the airborne telescope on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, astronomers have learned that a series of recent starbursts had taken place in the central region of the Milky Way.

New Methods Realized For Imaging The Center Of The Milky Way
2013-01-08 14:22:37

Astronomers may now have a way to image the center of the Milky Way galaxy, which has posed problems to scientists trying to image all of its exotic features.

Geysers Caught Pouring Out Of The Galactic Plane
2013-01-02 12:05:25

Astronomers using CSIRO's 210-feet Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia have found monstrous outflows of charged particles coming from the center of our galaxy.

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.

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.

Galactic Center And The Pigtail Molecular Cloud
2012-09-05 11:06:34

Astronomers using a telescope at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have discovered a molecular cloud that has a peculiar helical structure.


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.