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Sky survey of stars: How PASIPHAE instrument would help scientists look into sudden expansion of universe

PASIPHAE is being developed by a team led by an Indian astronomer.

Sounds of oldest stars in Milky Way captured

Scientists have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way that will help to determine their the mass and age and may unveil the very early history of our galaxy.

Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind Milky Way 250 mn light years away from Earth

A team of international scientists has discovered hundreds of hidden galaxies hidden from view until now by our own galaxy, the Milky Way, some 250 million light years away from the Earth.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spots mammoth cloud boomerang back to Milky Way galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a monstrous cloud of hydrogen gas that is plummeting toward our galaxy at nearly 1.1 million km per hour.

Lasagne-like dark ‘noodle’ spotted in Milky Way

What if, there were noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts or, at least, invisible structures shaped like them floating around in our galaxy? Yes, it is a possibility.

‘Second largest’ black hole in the Milky Way discovered: Astronomers

A team of Japanese astronomers has discovered an enigmatic gas cloud just 200 light years away from the centre of the Milky Way that can be the possible missing link in the black hole evolution.

Oldest stars found at heart of Milky Way

A team of astronomers has discovered the oldest stars ever seen, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old.

Astronomers find oldest known stars at the heart of Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered the oldest known stars near the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, dating back to the time when the universe was just 300 million years old.

As many as 8 more galactic neighbours found hovering near Milky Way

A survey has found more celestial neighbours hovering near our Milky Way galaxy, suggesting that our sky is more crowded than we thought.

Astronomers discover protogalaxy 10 bn light-years away, 4 times size of our Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a giant protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away, and found that it is about four times larger in diameter than our Milky Way galaxy.

Third of stars in Milky Way have dramatically changed orbit

Researchers have created a new map of the Milky Way which shows that nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their orbits.

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Here’s what our Milky Way may staggeringly weigh

A team of researchers has now developed a new method to give our Milky Way a more precise physical checkup, giving an idea of how much it may staggeringly weigh.

Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected

Astronomers have identified the fastest ever star on an escape trajectory from the Milky Way - travelling at a record breaking speed of 1,200 km per second.

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Milky Way much larger than thought: Study

The Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 per cent larger than commonly estimated, according to a new study which found that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples.

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Milky Way may contain Interstellar-style space-time tunnel

An Interstellar-style space-time tunnel may exist in the Milky Way and we could even travel through it...

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Record-breaking flare from Milky Way’s black hole detected

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected the largest ever X-ray flare from the supermassive black hole...

Earth-sized planets in Milky Way hint at ancient life

Five planets transiting a larger primary star about 117 light years from Earth may constitute the oldest known system of terrestrial-sized planets, scientists say.

Starstruck: Half of universe’s stars are orphans with no galaxy

So how did billions of stars become orphans? Violently, to say the least.

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