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The new gas could be coming from the intergalactic medium.
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system.
The violent history of the big galaxy next door.
The result of a phenomenally energetic burst that erupted near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole a few million years ago.
Older stars are move active because they have been around the longest, and because they were formed during a period when the Galaxy was a bit more violent, with lots of star formation happening and lots of disturbance from gasses and smaller satellite galaxies.
Scientists have found the largest black hole ever observed at the center of Holm 15A, a galaxy about 700 million light-years away.
Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its resemblance to a gull in flight. Made...
The most detailed three-dimensional map of the Milky Way has been revealed, showing that our galaxy is not a flat disc but has a warped shape.
Gaia, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), surveys the sky from orbit to create the largest, most precise, three-dimensional map of our Galaxy....