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This image from a radio telescope shows a huge star-forming region of the outer Milky Way galaxy. The ovals identify the main subdivisions of the region's molecular cloud, including the smaller 1a, which is very efficient at producing stars. Image courtesy of Charles Kerton.

Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way

Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming...
First image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Everything you wanted to know about the first ever image of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope has released the first direct image of a black hole and its neighbourhood. This black hole lurks in the centre...
A photo of the DF2 galaxy (Image credit: NASA, ESA, and P. van Dokkum [Yale University])

New studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter

A Yale-led team of researchers is doubling down on its earlier finding of a galaxy with almost no dark matter. In 2018, the researchers published...
Records of historical supernova found in Karnataka

Records of historical supernova found in Karnataka

Imagine walking at dusk under a blue sky that is gradually turning black. Twinkling stars are beginning to appear here and there. And suddenly...
This artist’s impression shows a computer generated model of the Milky Way and the accurate positions of the globular clusters used in this study surrounding it. Scientists used the measured velocities of these 44 globular clusters to determine the total mass of the Milky Way, our cosmic home. Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, L. Calçada

Hubble & Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way

The mass of the Milky Way is one of the most fundamental measurements astronomers can make about our galactic home. However, despite decades of...
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...