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The European Space Agency (ESA) released new data about the Milky Way that includes an eerie symphony of starquakes from its Gaia mission. ESA's Gaia mission is aimed at creating the most accurate and complete multi-dimensional map of the Milky Way. Space is no stranger to supernatural sounds. NASA released audio... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to deliver, by providing the first direct evidence of a lone black hole in interstellar space. Up until now, all black hole masses have been "inferred statistically", through interactions in binary systems, or in the cores of galaxies. As the James Webb Space Telescope nears... Read more...
Researchers led by a team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have detected a wealth of previously unnoticed supermassive black holes in dwarf galaxies. The new information could lend valuable insight into the origin story of our very own Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way galaxy is believed to have... Read more...
Astronomers have confirmed that some "red giant" stars in a binary system are being diminished by their voracious neighbors in a new research paper. The team of researchers from the University of Sydney says the finding is critical in understanding the life of stars in the Milky Way. "Red giant" stars are plentiful... Read more...
What happens when the universe gets indigestion? Massive bubbles form at the middle of the Milky Way, and then astronomers and scientists get to debate what it all means. They've been doing exactly that when, in 2020, the X-ray telescope eRosita discovered a pair of enormous bubbles at the center of the galaxy. The... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO's VLTI) has peered where no telescope looked before and gathered the sharpest images of the region around the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way. In doing so, it has provided the data for the most precise measurement yet... Read more...