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Unique Star Found By Hubble Named NASTY 1


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Astronomers have discovered a fast aging, huge star which has been never seen before in the Milky Way galaxy. The star was discovered through the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers have named it Nasty 1, which is a play on its ...

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Mysterious Dark Star Clusters Found

star cluster

According to new research soon to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, a team of astronomers have located a number of globular star clusters with masses that register significantly beyond what one would expect using the standard model for the ...

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G2 Object Survives Supermassive Black Hole In Milky Way Galaxy


G2 is a mysterious object in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. It has been postulated that G2 is an immense cloud of hydrogen gas on course to be devoured by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the ...

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The Galaxy May Be 50% Bigger than Estimated – Study

The Galaxy May Be Way Bigger Than We Thought

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When compared to the relative pinprick size of our humble solar system in front of the milky way, we all are certain that it is huge. Quite huge. Perhaps too huge than we had imagined. Previous estimations by NASA report ...

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Tonight: Visible New Year’s Eve Comet Passes By Earth


To Kick of The New Year, this New Year’s Eve, a fuzzy green comet named Lovejoy will be just barely visible to the naked eye in the vicinity of the constellation Orion’s feet. If you know exactly where to look, ...

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Russian Astronomers Spot Rare Dwarf Galaxy KKs3 Near Milky Way

Dwarf Spheroid Galaxy

Russian astronomers working with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys have detected a rare dwarf galaxy right next to our very own Milky Way galaxy. This previously unknown galaxy has been named KKs3, and is estimated to only be about 7 ...

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Cosmic Mystery: Possible Signal Of Dark Matter Solved?

Dark matter may have been detected through X-ray observations of galaxies, including the Milky Way. Could this herald a new age in astronomy?
(Photo : ESA / Chandra: NASA/CXC/SAO/E.Bulbul, et al.; XMM: ESA)

Dark matter appears to make up more of our Universe than ordinary matter, and the first hard evidence of the presence of the material may have been detected by physicists. Astronomers noted decades ago that the amount of ordinary matter ...

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Astronomers Identify G2 Object In Galactic Center With Keck Telescopes

G2 Gas Cloud

A team of astronomers from the University of California Los Angeles have finally identified the mysterious G2 object near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The team used the twin Keck Telescopes located in Hawaii to focus in on ...

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Milky Way Will Be Eaten By Andromeda Galaxy

The Milky Way Galaxy will be absorbed by the Andromeda Galaxy.  According to newly released research from the ICRAR (International Center for Radio Astronomy Research) of the University of Western Australia, the ”monster galaxies”, over time, will stop generating stars ...

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