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An ancient super-Earth offers an unexpected clue that life in our galaxy could be older than scientists thought

Artist's rendition of the hot, rocky planet in TOI-561 - one of the oldest, most metal-poor planetary systems discovered yet in the Milky Way. W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko A super-Earth planet 280 light-years away seems to be about 10 billion years old, adding to growing evidence that rocky planets have existed almost as long as our galaxy. Ancient rocky planets offer further evidence that extraterrestrial life may have existed long before humans. Scientists may have better su...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Hawaii, Aliens, Mars, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Exoplanet, Milky Way Galaxy, Extraterrestrial Life, Telescopes


Astronomers spotted a galaxy dying after a major collision. It's bleeding out 10,000 suns' worth of gas each year.

An artist's impression shows galaxy ID2299 losing a tail of gas after being formed in a galactic collision. ESO/M. Kornmesser Astronomers can see a distant galaxy dying as it bleeds cold gas into space. Such gas is critical for forming stars. Galaxies die when they can no longer do so. This galaxy formed from a collision in which two galaxies merged into one. That left a "tail" that's shedding 10,000 suns' worth of gas each year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For ...
Tags: England, Science, News, France, Trends, Nasa, Stars, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxies, Milky Way Galaxy, University College London, Durham University, Telescopes, Alma, JHU, Andromeda Galaxy


Researchers Calculate Earth is 2,000 Light-years Closer to the Milky Way's Black Hole

"Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy," reports Phys.org: But don't worry, this doesn't mean that our planet is plunging towards the black hole. Instead the changes are results of a better model of the Milky Way Galaxy based on new observation data, including a catalog of objects observed over the course of more than 15 years by the Japanese radio astronomy project VERA. CNET explains: Over the last...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Earth, Cnet, Milky Way Galaxy, Vera


Warped Starlight Reveals Smallest Rogue Planet Known to Science

Free-floating planets are not bound to any star, having been dumped from their original home systems. New research describes the smallest rogue planet discovered to date, in an astronomical achievement that took an Einstein-inspired technique to new extremes.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Einstein, Milky Way Galaxy, Planetary Science, Rogue Planets, Free Floating Planets


Beyond the Milky Way, a Galactic Wall

Astronomers have discovered a vast assemblage of galaxies hidden behind our own, in the “zone of avoidance.”
Tags: News, Milky Way Galaxy, Tully, Astrophysical Journal, Space and Astronomy, Dark Matter (Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Gravitation and Gravity, Your-feed-science, R Brent


The Galaxy That Grew Up Too Fast

A vast wheel of gas in the primordial cosmos is forcing astronomers to rethink how some of the universe’s largest structures may have formed.
Tags: News, Physics, Chile, Milky Way Galaxy, James, Quasars, Wolfe, Marcel, Peebles, Neeleman, Space and Astronomy, Dark Matter (Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Nature (Journal, Telescopes and Observatories, Gravitation and Gravity


The Sunday Read: The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

The star-crossed life of Sara Seager, an astrophysicist obsessed with discovering the possibility of other life in the universe.
Tags: News, Light, Solar Energy, Planets, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Sara Seager, Seager, Sara (1971-


Dancing With a Black Hole

Astronomers described the strange orbit of a star that loops the monster in the Milky Way, offering more evidence for one of Einstein’s ideas.
Tags: News, Einstein, Milky Way Galaxy, Albert, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Reinhard, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Black Holes (Space, Mercury (Planet, Astronomy and Astrophysics (Journal, Sagittarius A, Genzel


New research sheds light on the big bang that was bigger than the Big Bang

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint‘ program here. The largest explosion ever seen in the history of the Universe ripped through a plasma cloud hundreds of millions of years ago, creating the most powerful explosion seen by astronomers since the Big Bang, a new study reveals. The eruption, centered on a supermassive black hole (SMBH) in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster (roughly 390 million light-years from Earth...
Tags: Startups, Space, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, Ophiuchus, Syndication


Milky Way star with strange chemistry is from dwarf galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy. This chemical composition has been seen in a small number of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. This suggests that the star was part of a dwarf galaxy that merged into the Milky Way.
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Star with strange chemistry is from out of town

Astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy. This chemical composition has been seen in a small number of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. This suggests that the star was part of a dwarf galaxy that merged into the Milky Way.
Tags: Science, Milky Way Galaxy


What Is a Black Hole? Here’s Our Guide for Earthlings

Welcome to the place of no return — a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape it. This is a black hole.
Tags: News, Physics, Milky Way Galaxy, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Black Holes (Space, Gravitation and Gravity


Expected Soon: First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

Have astronomers finally recorded an image of a black hole? The world will know on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Milky Way Galaxy, Doeleman, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Black Holes (Space, Telescopes and Observatories, Gravitation and Gravity, Sheperd S


Trilobites: Andromeda Is Coming for Our Milky Way Galaxy, Eventually

Traveling at 68 miles per second, a nearby galaxy is still coming to consume us, just 600 million years later than expected.
Tags: News, Hubble Space Telescope, Milky Way Galaxy, Roland, Astrophysical Journal, Space Telescope Science Institute, Stars and Galaxies, van der Marel




How Do You Take a Picture of a Black Hole? With a Telescope as Big as the Earth

A planet-spanning virtual observatory, years in the making, could change how we think about space, time and the nature of reality. Will it work?
Tags: News, Earth, Einstein, Milky Way Galaxy, Hawking, Albert, Doeleman, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Nature (Journal, Black Holes (Space, Telescopes and Observatories, Gravitation and Gravity, Stephen W, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Sheperd S


Trilobites: Gaia’s Map of 1.3 Billion Stars Makes for a Milky Way in a Bottle

European astronomers released a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, the most detailed survey ever produced of our home galaxy.
Tags: News, European Space Agency, Milky Way Galaxy, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies


Don't panic, but.. ALIEN galaxies are slamming Earth with ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

Photon streams unlikely to come from within the Milky Way The most energetic cosmic rays bombarding Earth originate from outside our Milky Way Galaxy, according to research published just before the weekend.…
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Our Heartless Milky Way Is Stealing Stars From Other Galaxies

Our thieving Milky Way stole a bunch of stars from unsuspecting galaxies—and it feels no remorse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy


Watch the first contact with alien life in ‘Elite: Dangerous’

After years of developer hints, mysterious signals, and constant searching across the Milky Way Galaxy, one player has finally made contact with extraterrestrials in Elite: Dangerous. The post Watch the first contact with alien life in ‘Elite: Dangerous’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Milky Way Galaxy, Frontier Developments


Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite

The sheer observing power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is rarely better illustrated than in an image such as this. This glowing pink nebula, named NGC 248, is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, just under 200 000 light-years away and yet can still be seen in great detail.
Tags: Science, Milky Way Galaxy, NGC, NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope


New stars discovery shed new light on Galaxy's formation

An astronomer has discovered a new family of stars in the core of the Milky Way Galaxy which provides new insights into the early stages of the Galaxy's formation.
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New family of stars discovered in Milky Way shed new light on galaxy's formation

An astronomer from LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute has discovered a new family of stars in the core of the Milky Way Galaxy which provides new insights into the early stages of the Galaxy's formation.
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Milky Way Galaxy


Misconceptions: Don’t Let Them Tell You You’re Not at the Center of the Universe

A timely answer to the question: “Where did the Big Bang happen?”
Tags: Milky Way Galaxy, The Big Bang


New clues in the hunt for the sources of cosmic neutrinos

The sources of the high-energy cosmic neutrinos that are detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory buried in the Antarctic ice may be hidden from observations of high-energy gamma rays, new research reveals. These high-energy cosmic neutrinos, which are likely to come from beyond our Milky Way Galaxy, may originate in incredibly dense and powerful objects in space that prevent the escape of the high-energy gamma rays that accompany the production of neutrinos. A paper describing the research ...
Tags: Milky Way Galaxy, General Physics, Antarctic, Physical Review Letters, IceCube Neutrino Observatory


Winter Milky Way

The frosty outline of our own home galaxy arcs high overhead on these winter evenings. It stretches across or near some of the brightest stars in the night sky — from Sirius, the brightest of them all, low in the southeast; up past bright orange Betelgeuse above it; by yellow-orange Capella high overhead; and down to Deneb, the tail of the swan, low in the west. That feeble band of light — the Milky Way — represents the combined glow of millions of stars in the disk of the Milky Way galaxy. Yet...
Tags: Science, Orion, Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13), Milky Way Galaxy, Star Clusters, Sirius, StarDate, Damond Benningfield, Betelgeuse, Deneb, Capella, Orion Nebula


Sculptor

The constellation Sculptor is a bit like a well in the middle of a forest. If you look around you, you see trees. But if you look into the well, all you see is darkness. And that’s the way with Sculptor. If you look at many of the other constellations around us, you see lots of stars. But in Sculptor, there are no bright stars at all. That’s because the constellation is home to the south pole of the Milky Way galaxy. So when you look in that direction, you’re looking away from the star-studded ...
Tags: Science, Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13), History of Astronomy, Milky Way Galaxy, Constellations and Asterisms, StarDate, Damond Benningfield, Fomalhaut, Nicolas Louis de la Caille


M92

A globular cluster is an impressive sight — a tightly packed ball of hundreds of thousands of stars, held together by their mutual gravitational pull. The finest globular in northern skies is M13, in the constellation Hercules. It’s a favorite target of amateur astronomers. But professional astronomers are just as likely to point their telescopes at another cluster in Hercules. That’s because M92 may well be the oldest star cluster in the entire galaxy. One way astronomers know that is because...
Tags: Science, Stars, Hercules, Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13), Milky Way Galaxy, the Strongman, Star Clusters, Age of the Universe, Chemistry of the Universe, StarDate, Ken Croswell


Old Sparklers

Thousands of ancient stars sparkle in the heart of M13, one of the largest star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. It contains perhaps 500,000 stars packed into a ball that's only a few dozen light-years across. The cluster's stars are all 10 billion years old or older. Under dark skies, M13 is just visible to the unaided eye in the constellation Hercules. [NASA/ESA/STCsI] Text ©2015 The University of Texas at Austin McDonald ObservatoryFor more skywatching tips, astronomy news, and much...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Hubble Space Telescope, Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13), Milky Way Galaxy, Star Clusters, Age of the Universe, StarDate