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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...
Newly developed instrument provides new look at supermassive black hole's magnetic field

Newly developed instrument provides new look at supermassive black hole’s magnetic field

Scientists for the first time, have created a map by using the CanariCam infrared camera attached to the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) sited on...
The Milky Way and Andromeda during the merger

Milky ways are attached with neighboring galactic arms race

Andromeda galaxy was considered as two to three times the size of the Milky Way. What's more, that our own cosmic system would, at...
The Toothbrush Cluster

The Toothbrush Cluster

Most cosmic systems lie in clusters containing a couple of a great many items. Our Milky Way, for instance, has a place with a...