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The new discovery is only 14% the size of the Sun and is the new record holder for the star with the smallest complement of heavy elements. It has about the same heavy element complement as Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system./By Kevin Schlaufman/JHU.

Johns Hopkins scientists may have found one of the universe’s oldest stars

Astronomers at the Johns Hopkins University have discovered what could be one of the universe's oldest stars, a body on the whole made of...
Radio waves from our galaxy, the Milky Way, reflecting off the surface of the Moon and observed by the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope located in outback Western Australia. Credit: Dr Ben McKinley, Curtin University/ICRAR/ASTRO 3D. Moon image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.

Moon helps reveal secrets of the Universe

A team of astronomers led by Dr Benjamin McKinley at Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and the...
The milky way could be spreading life from star to star

The milky way could be spreading life from star to star

In 1871, Lord Kelvin suggested that life could propagate by traveling on meteorites. More than a century later, it was hypothesized that some achondrites were...
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MeerKAT captured clearest view yet of centre of the Milky Way

A mega new telescope has captured the clearest view to date of the center of our Milky Way. The telescope dubbed as MeerkAT reveals extraordinary...
Artist's impression of a collision between the Milky Way and a massive dwarf Credit: V. Belokurov (Cambridge, UK) based on an image by ESO/Juan Carlos Muñoz

Scientists discovered the major collision that changed the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers including the University of Cambridge has discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller...
Image Credit: ESA (European Space Agency)/Hubble & NASA

Hubble captures cluster of aging stars

This rich and thick smattering of stars is a massive globular cluster, a gravitationally bound gathering of stars that orbits the Milky Way. Globular...

Old star clusters could have been the birthplace of supermassive stars

The Milky Way galaxy has more than 150 old globular clusters, each containing a huge number of stars densely packed together and held by...
Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may have ‘unseen’ siblings

Milky Way’s supermassive black hole (SMBH) may have ‘unseen’ siblings

Supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists at the core of a massive galaxy. But sometimes SMBHs may “wander” throughout their host galaxy, remaining far from...
The Milky Way galaxy, perturbed by the tidal interaction with a dwarf galaxy, as predicted by N-body simulations. The locations of the observed stars above and below the disk, which are used to test the perturbation scenario, are indicated.

Stars around the milky way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) have recently investigated the origin of groups of stars around the Milky Way galaxy. These halo stars are...