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#Milky Way

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'
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# Astronomical

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,222 Views 64 Comments

The black hole is twice as big as scientists believed possible.

Seven planets in Milky Way have water and are potentially 'habitable'
# Potential Life
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# Potential Life

Seven planets in Milky Way have water and are potentially 'habitable'

Feb 10th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,655 Views 63 Comments

Based in the Trappist-1 system, the planets seem to contain water and have rocky surfaces.

Celebrations now contain Milky Way Crispy Rolls
# C'mere To Me
# C'mere To Me

Celebrations now contain Milky Way Crispy Rolls

Dec 10th 2017, 9:33 AM 6,564 Views 2 Comments

Did we not just suggest this?!

'One of those Wow moments': Astronomers stunned by star 'nursery' age find
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'One of those Wow moments': Astronomers stunned by star 'nursery' age find

Jul 30th 2017, 5:00 PM 19,267 Views 23 Comments

Images reveal three distinct populations of stars in the central parts of Orion.

I Can't Believe This Is Ireland Pic Of The Day
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# Wow

I Can't Believe This Is Ireland Pic Of The Day

Apr 21st 2014, 2:29 PM 36,390 Views 29 Comments

This stunning scene of Milky Way and Aurora Borealis was caught last night at Malin Head.

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?
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# Uncharted Space

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?

Feb 27th 2014, 10:10 AM 10,082 Views 77 Comments

About four in fact.

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit
# Seeing Stars
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# Seeing Stars

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit

Jan 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,657 Views 7 Comments

Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way
# SPACE DISCOVERY
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# SPACE DISCOVERY

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Dec 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,563 Views 19 Comments

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...
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# Galaxy Quest

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...

Sep 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,471 Views 27 Comments

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the centre of our galaxy. Turns out it’s shaped a bit like a peanut…

This kitten is more excited about milk than anyone has ever been about anything
# Milky Way
# Milky Way

This kitten is more excited about milk than anyone has ever been about anything

May 15th 2013, 11:42 AM 2,669 Views 0 Comments

He wants to be on it.

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system
# Stellar Neighbour
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# Stellar Neighbour

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

Oct 17th 2012, 3:33 PM 8,516 Views 26 Comments

Astronomers have found the closest planet in location and size to the Earth circling a star in the system Alpha Centauri.

Photo: Cliffs of Moher, meet the Milky Way
# Breathtaking
# Breathtaking

Photo: Cliffs of Moher, meet the Milky Way

Oct 9th 2012, 1:41 PM 28,406 Views 65 Comments

Damien Stenson captured this incredible image on the Clare coast.

WATCH: Physicists recreate the formation of the Milky Way
# A Star Is Born
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# A Star Is Born

WATCH: Physicists recreate the formation of the Milky Way

Aug 29th 2011, 12:21 PM 1,594 Views 7 Comments

See that great big swirl there? That’s our home. An international team have used Swiss supercomputers to replay its creation.