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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study
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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study

Some nuclear star clusters in our galaxy must have been formed from objects falling into black holes, the research suggests.

Stunning images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show cosmic objects, stars, supernovas
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Stunning images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show cosmic objects, stars, supernovas

While Chandra captures X-rays in the outflow of stellar explosions in some images, Hubble throws light on galaxies.

Hubble telescopes finds that Andromeda’s halo is already touching the Milky Way's halo
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Hubble telescopes finds that Andromeda’s halo is already touching the Milky Way's halo

Scientists have mapped the enormous halo of Andromeda and found that the halo extends 1.3 million light-years from the galaxy.

Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests
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Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests

The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose brightness, and fast, in October 2019.

ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix
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ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix

Radio bursts are t mystery, they pulse brightly in radio waves for just a few milliseconds before fading away and are rarely seen again.

Stunning image of Milky Way-like galaxy's X-shaped magnetic field captured in new radio study
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Stunning image of Milky Way-like galaxy's X-shaped magnetic field captured in new radio study

Radio astronomy tools used by researchers found previously unknown magnetic field structures in the NGC 4217 galaxy.

Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe
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Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe

The structure stretches across the southern border of the universe, and comprises thousands of galaxies and huge amounts of gas and dust.

Newton's theory of gravity 'out of date', dark matter can explain ocean tides, UK scientist proposes
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Newton's theory of gravity 'out of date', dark matter can explain ocean tides, UK scientist proposes

A former Royal Aircraft Establishment scientist has proposed an alternative theory to Newton's, of why ocean tides form on Earth.

New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers
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New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers

The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.

'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded
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'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded

It has a magnetic field 1,000 times stronger than a typical neutron star and some 100 million times stronger than the most powerful artificial magnets.

Milky Way galaxy could be home to 36 active, intelligent civilisations besides humans, study suggests
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Milky Way galaxy could be home to 36 active, intelligent civilisations besides humans, study suggests

If technological civilizations last as long as they do on Earth, it is estimated that there could be 36 ongoing intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.

Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth
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Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth

Scientists have been trying to find Earth-like planets with the hope that these exoplanets might contain life and this is the first time they have found it.

Milky Way's giant gas-filled Fermi bubbles imaged in visible light for the first time
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Milky Way's giant gas-filled Fermi bubbles imaged in visible light for the first time

While these structures have captured the imagination and attention of many scientists and astrophysicists, the source of these bubbles is still unknown.

Hubble telescope finds crucial clues about planet formation by studying star cluster Westerlund 2
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Hubble telescope finds crucial clues about planet formation by studying star cluster Westerlund 2

Stars that reside in the centre of a cluster would have lesser chances of forming planets while the chances of planet formation are higher in the outer layers.

Violent crash of two galaxies, the Milky way and Sagittarius, might have helped in the creation of our solar system
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Violent crash of two galaxies, the Milky way and Sagittarius, might have helped in the creation of our solar system

The twi galaxies first crashed more than six billion years ago and two other times which created a burst of Milky Way star formation.

Astronomers capture image of a galaxy described as a “cosmic ring of fire”, as it existed 11 billion years ago
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Astronomers capture image of a galaxy described as a “cosmic ring of fire”, as it existed 11 billion years ago

It is two billion times longer than the distance between the Earth and the Sun and makes stars at 50 times the rate of the Milky Way.

Mystery of a massive neutron star merger in Milky Way explained by new astrophysics theory
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Mystery of a massive neutron star merger in Milky Way explained by new astrophysics theory

The researchers explain both the massive mass of the object and why similar systems aren’t observed using traditional radio astronomy techniques.

Hubble captures an image that proves helpful in studying the origins of massive stars
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Hubble captures an image that proves helpful in studying the origins of massive stars

The bright pink cloud and young stars surrounding it in the image taken by the telescope has been named LHA 120-N 150.

Working from home? Stars and planets come together for some predawn entertainment
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Working from home? Stars and planets come together for some predawn entertainment

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in the North, autumn in the South is the earliest March equinox in 124 years.

Scientists find date when a dwarf galaxy and Milky way collided from a single star
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Scientists find date when a dwarf galaxy and Milky way collided from a single star

Astronomers looked at nu Indi in the constellation Indus and found Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way around 11.5 billion years ago.