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Stellar motions in the Andromeda galaxy

Milky Way’s galactic collision with Andromeda to happen earlier than previously thought

According to a new study, the galactic collision of Milky Way with its largest neighbor, the starry Andromeda, will happen earlier than previously thought. The...
Embry-Riddle researchers used data captured by the Gaia satellite (shown here in an artist’s impression) to determine the ages of stars. Credit: European Space Agency – D. Ducros, 2013

New technique more precisely determines the ages of stars

How old are each of the stars in our roughly 13-billion-year-old galaxy? Current star-dating systems, in light of evaluations of stars in the prime or...
The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a) and companion galaxy (M51b). This Hubble Space Telescope image represents a merger between two galaxies similar in mass to the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud. CREDIT NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Nearby dwarf galaxy will hit milky way, wake up black hole

In a new study by Durham University, astrophysicists suggest that our solar system could get blasted into space after a newly-predicted collision with a...
A radio image of hydrogen gas in the Small Magellanic Cloud as observed by CSIRO's ASKAP telescope. Image credit: Naomi McClure-Griffiths et al, CSIRO's ASKAP telescope.

Slow death of nearby galaxy

A team of astronomers at the CSIRO in collaboration with The Australian National University have detected the slow death of nearby dwarf galaxy. With small...
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...
milky way center

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...