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There might be a secret massive black hole in our galaxy that scientists didn’t know about till now!

We have found evidence for the second-biggest black hole in our Milky Way, challenging our understa…

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Fresh photographs of Milky Way’s black hole Sgr A* reveal strong, twisted magnetic field similar to M87*

The colossal black hole named Sagittarius A* resides at the heart of the Milky Way, approximately 2…

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Scientists think they’ve spotted 60 potential alien power plants in the Milky Way!

Dyson Spheres, a shell or swarm of objects built by an advanced civilisation to capture the immense…

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Earth 2.0? Astronomers have discovered the nearest-yet potentially-habitable planet with Earth-like temperatures!

In our ongoing search for alien life, astronomers have scoured the cosmos, longing for a connection…

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NASA monitoring asteroids hurtling toward Earth at ferocious speeds

According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA's asteroid tracker, two a…

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Darker than the night sky: Scientists discover biggest "near-dark" galaxy ever!

The "Nube" galaxy, which is 10 billion years old, was found through an analysis of data from the IA…

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The black hole at the center of the Milky Way is spinning so fast, it's squishing space-time down like a football

The black hole, Sagittarius A* is located 26,000 light-years away from Earth, at the center of the …

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Scientists think they've finally solved the decades-long mystery of why our Milky Way galaxy is so rare

Spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are surprisingly rare, and astronomers have wondered why for yea…

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A mysterious star from outside the Milky Way has somehow ended up near our galaxy's supermassive black hole

Star SO-6 is very close to Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. But it's …

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James Webb Telescope captures colorful, glittering image of the chaotic center of the Milky Way galaxy, revealing never-before-seen details

The new image of the Milky Way from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope could help scientists underst…

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25 striking photos from the 2023 Milky Way Photographer of the Year contest

The collection comprises 25 photos of the Milky Way taken from 16 countries around the world, inclu…

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It took over a decade and 1,000 hours of photography to create this picture of the Milky Way

Finnish astrophotographer, JP Metsavainio, took on the daunting task of creating a mosaic of the Mi…

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The Milky Way's shiniest known planet has metal clouds that rain down titanium. Astronomers say it 'shouldn't exist.'

The exoplanet, named LTT9779b, is about five times the size of the Earth and has clouds laced with …

Marianne Guenot   


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The Milky Way is recycling its gases to form a clumpy halo

A halo is a large region filled with hot gas that surrounds a galaxy, also known as a "circumgal…

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Indian astronomers spot over 200 new stars in the Pacman Nebula — and 51 of them are yet to reach adulthood

Not every star shines bright in Earth’s sky. In fact, some of them are clearly visible one moment b…

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The closest star cluster to the Sun may be getting destroyed to unveil a network of dark matter across the Milky Way

The nearest star cluster to the Sun, dubbed Haydes, may be getting destroyed. And, it could be the …

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope maps giant halo around Milk Way's closest neighbour

This means that Andromeda's halo is already bumping into the halo of our own galaxy. The sc…

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Black hole image supports Einstein's theory of gravity, disappointing scientists who are probing for cracks

Researchers captured the first image of our galaxy's supermassive black hole. It could help confirm…

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Meet the black hole at the center of our galaxy: Scientists just took its picture for the first time

Researchers unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of our gal…

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Scientists might reveal the first photo of our galaxy's central black hole on Thursday. Watch their announcement live.

Seven research institutions are holding simultaneous press conferences to announce what's being bil…

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