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The Magellanic Stream’s Structure and Mass Are Finally Explained: What Should You Know

A massive, high-velocity stream of gas is wrapped most of the way around our galaxy at approximately 200,000 light-years. Scientists know its origins, more or less. It's been somehow linked with the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, some dwarf galaxies...

Massive Halo Might Explain What’s With the Stream of Gas Around the Milky Way

The Milky Way is not the only object around in its neighborhood; it has pulled in its orbit smaller galaxies, and the two largest are called the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds. These two cosmic bodies are visible as twin...
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Why Does the Center of Our Galaxy Glow? New Research Tries to Explain

Milky Way's center is glowing, and this phenomenon quite intrigues astronomers. Of course, there is a very energetic region and a big black hole, but there's an extra high-energy, gamma-ray glow, too.  The glow is dubbed the Galactic Center GeV...

Massive ‘Wall’ of Galaxies Has Been Discovered in the Universe

The Universe is not a haphazard dispersion of galaxies placed across an expanding void. The more we get to explore, we see that there are structures, some of which are unfathomably massive clusters and groupings of galaxies that are gravitationally...

Massive Stream of Stars Proves Milky Way’s Violent History

When looking at the sky on a clear night, you might believe there is nothing else that can be as serene and peaceful as the view unfolding before your eyes. However, many of the seemingly peaceful stars are proof of...
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Strange Whirling Neutron Star Spotted in the Milky Way

A few months ago, a space telescope dubbed Swift spotted a burst of radiation from halfway across our galaxy.  The newly found X-ray source, called Swift J1818.0-1607, was discovered to be a magnetar. Such a cosmic feature is a rare...

Milky Way’s Formation Process Had an 11 Billion Years Old Witness

The Milky Way galaxy has gotten its impressive size by consuming smaller galaxies, but until now, experts weren’t able to document this process. However, now, a team of astronomers has found a star that can offer some pieces of information...

Astrochemists Find New Organic Molecule in Milky Way’s Interstellar Space

Scientists have detected an organic molecule close to the core of our galaxy in a giant cloud in the interstellar medium for the first time in history. The molecule is known as propargylamine and could be of significant importance in...

Ancient Enormous Explosion In Milky Way: New Clues Revealed

New interesting details about Milky Way are resurfacing these days. 3.5 million years ago, there was a so-called Seyfert flare coming from the Saggitarius A* - Milky Way's supermassive black hole - this created two enormous ionization cones that sliced...

Evolutionary History Of Milky Way – The Most Detailed Description Ever

The Milky Way is the densest part of the disk of the Galaxy in which we are. On the other hand, as the online publication nanoWerk notes, over long periods of time it's not always looked the same - its...