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New Evidence of How and When the Milky Way Came Together

Written by on May 20, 2021 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
New Evidence of How and When the Milky Way Came Together

New research provides the best evidence to date into the timing of how our early Milky Way came together, including the merger with a key satellite galaxy. Using relatively new methods in astronomy, the researchers were able to identify the most precise ages currently possible for a sample of about a hundred red giant stars in the galaxy. #milkyway #GaiaEnceladus

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Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches

Written by on April 23, 2021 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches

The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories. #MilkyWay

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ESO Telescope Spots Galaxies Trapped In The Web of a Supermassive Black Hole

Written by on October 8, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
ESO Telescope Spots Galaxies Trapped In The Web of a Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole when the Universe was less than a billion years old. This is the first time such a close grouping has been seen so soon after the Big Bang and the finding helps us better understand how supermassive black holes formed and grew so quickly. It supports the theory that black holes can grow rapidly within large structures which contain plenty of gas to fuel them. #blackholes

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Researchers Estimate There Are 36 Advanced Alien Civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy

Written by on June 17, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Researchers Estimate There Are 36 Advanced Alien Civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy

It’s incredible to ponder the notion of there being over 30 advanced civilizations in our galaxy. #AlienCivilization

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Planets Far Beyond Our Galaxy Discovered For The First Time By Astrophysicists

Written by on November 29, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Planets Far Beyond Our Galaxy Discovered For The First Time By Astrophysicists

The newly discovered planets ranged from the size of the moon to the size of Jupiter, and their galaxy is 3.8 billion light-years away from our own. #exoplanets

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Scientists Take Viewers on a Virtual Trip to the Center of the Milky Way in this 2-Minute Video

Written by on September 18, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Scientists Take Viewers on a Virtual Trip to the Center of the Milky Way in this 2-Minute Video

The Galactic Center visualization is a 360-degree movie that immerses the viewer into a simulation of the center of our Galaxy. The viewer is at the location of Sgr A* and is able to see about 25 Wolf-Rayet stars (white, twinkling objects) orbiting Sgr A* as they continuously eject stellar winds (black to red to yellow color scale). #milkyway

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Supermassive Black Hole Devours a Passing Star Creating the Biggest Blast Ever

Written by on December 15, 2016 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Supermassive Black Hole Devours a Passing Star Creating the Biggest Blast Ever

The results of 10 months of observation indicate that the event was probably caused by a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole as it destroyed a low-mass star. This was no supernova. It was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and it’s likely because rapidly rotating supermassive black holes are the exception, rather than the rule.

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New Research Predicts Billions Of Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Galaxy

Written by on March 19, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Research Predicts Billions Of Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Galaxy

Researchers looking for habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy are using a model that estimates more planets could support life than previously thought. Their findings indicate the Milky Way is home to billions of planets properly positioned from their parent stars for liquid surface water, and therefore potentially habitable.

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