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Exploring Hidden Milky Way
2013-08-01 08:48:11

Understanding how the Milky Way formed is one of the central scientific questions in astronomy. Yet given the scale and complexity of the galaxy, there is a lot to consider.

Mapping The Skies In 3D Gets Help From University Of Colorado
2013-06-26 13:16:46

The University of Colorado has announced becoming a full partner of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-IV, looking to help in efforts to map the entire sky in three dimensions.

University Of Utah Joins Sky Survey’s Fourth Phase With W.L. Eccles Grant
2013-06-25 12:01:02

University of Utah astronomers will participate in a six-year project to study the formation of our Milky Way galaxy; map stars, gas and supermassive black holes in 10,000 neighbor galaxies; and chart 1 million galaxies and quasars to learn about mysterious “dark energy” that makes the universe expand.

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.

BOSS Survey Reveals 48,000 Quasars
2012-11-13 10:38:57

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) has announced the first major result of a new mapping technique, unveiling over 48,000 quasars.

Star Stream Serves As Light Snack For Growing Milky Way
2012-10-27 05:56:42

The Milky Way apparently has one voracious appetite, as researchers from a prominent American university have discovered our home galaxy slowly consuming the remnants of an ancient star cluster.

Distant Quasar Shows No Sign Of Feeding On Galaxy Of Stars
2012-10-24 12:05:36

While looking at one of the most distant quasars in the universe, astronomers were surprised to not see an underlying host galaxy of stars feeding it.

Quasar Clouds Gone With The Wind
2012-10-01 21:45:23

The distant quasar gas clouds that seemed to disappear off the grid were gone with the wind, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal.

Ancient Starlight Recorded By Dark Energy Camera
2012-09-18 04:19:18

Approximately 8 billion years ago, the light from distant galaxies began streaming towards Earth. Now, at a mountaintop observatory in Chile, the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera has captured that ancient starlight and recorded it for the first time.

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2012-08-08 21:06:45

The largest-ever 3-D map of massive galaxies and distant black holes was released this week in the hopes that it will help explain the mysteries of "dark matter" and "dark energy."


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